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    Default installing firefox

    I don't want to use Firefox 3.0 and would much rather use Firefox 2.0.0.16 but am unsure how to install tar.gz files in Linux.

    What do I do?

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    Default Re: installing firefox

    If you only like to use it for one person
    Down load firefox in you,re home/dir
    Open a terminal use the command :
    Tar xzvf firefox....tar.gz
    It will create a folder called firefox
    Open it out of my memory there is subfolder called bin
    In it is somewhere a shell script
    Link it to desktop click on it and it works

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    I'm getting (Cannot open: No such file or directory) when typing "tar xzvf firefox....tar.gz" in the konsole.

    Now what?

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    Default Re: installing firefox

    Thread moved to Applications
    opensuse.org.help.applications
    Last edited by kastorff; 20-Jul-2008 at 18:20.
    Keith Kastorff

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    Default Re: installing firefox

    See another thread on this board on how to install FF2 from a repository.

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    Default Re: installing firefox

    Rather than post the entire tutorial in this post, refer to this post.

    If you still have any questions, feel free to ask.

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    Default Re: installing firefox

    Thanks for moving the thread. I had a feeling I was posting in the wrong area

    I'll check out the url you linked.

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    Default Re: installing firefox

    I'm sorry, I read your question wrong.

    I thought you wanted to install Firefox 3.

    To install tar.gz files, check out this link.

    Sorry again for that misunderstanding.

    Hope that one works better for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unseen-Ghost View Post
    I'm sorry, I read your question wrong.

    I thought you wanted to install Firefox 3.

    To install tar.gz files, check out this link.

    Sorry again for that misunderstanding.



    Hope that one works better for you.
    No problem. Okay, back to square one again:

    as root


    Code:
    tar -zxvf nameof.tar.gz

    tar -zxvf firefox.tar.gz (you are supposed to type in root before this) How do you log in as root and howcome I'm getting (Invalid command) when typing tar -zxvf firefox.tar.gz?

    Thanks,

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