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    Default .bin & tar.bz2

    mozilla - Developer Central

    How are these type packages installed? When I d/l it, I get arch opens it, and wants me to extract it. I am quite clueless from this point.

    11.1,32-Bit, KDE 4.2.2.

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    Default Re: .bin & tar.bz2

    Hi,

    What do you need to try to compile from source for? No offense but if you have to ask about it, it's probably not the best idea. All of these applications on the site can be found in the Mozilla repository Additional YaST Package Repositories - openSUSE.

    Good Luck,

    Ian
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    Default Re: .bin & tar.bz2

    Indeed, you should not need to compile or anything as there is a repository for newer versions of Mozilla stuff (even one for betas)

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    Default Re: .bin & tar.bz2

    .bin files are binary files
    that is, they are executables.

    tar.bz2 and such files are source files compressed.
    after extracting you will have to do a (most of the time)
    $ ./configure
    $ make
    $ make install

    if there are no problems with dependencies or missing libraries all will be fine.
    otherwise its a pain to get to work
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