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I go to Mozilla and download the firefox file called firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz to /home/carlwill . My question is that if I extract the file to the same destination, I will always ...
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    Firefox...install help


    I go to Mozilla and download the firefox file called firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz to /home/carlwill .

    My question is that if I extract the file to the same destination, I will always have the path to my firefox folder in my home folder for that user which is really annoying.

    I want to extract the files for the install to a place where my fedora built in Mozilla browser is...I just dont know how to do this?

    Can someone please help me...the 0.9 version of Firefox I have as a Linux installer so I can just browse to the extracted folder and run the installer but the hard part for me is finding where to put it.

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    Untar it and do this:

    Code:
    ./configure
    make
    su -c "make install"
    The make install moves the compiled binaries to the normal locations, executable for all users.
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    Thank you so much, I will try this when I get home.

    Once the install , how can I point to the application path for a desktop shortcut.

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    The full path should be /usr/bin/firefox. You can just create a desktop shortcut to this by either placing a symlink in your ~/Desktop folder or right-clicking on the desktop and adding one the graphical way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Untar it and do this:


    Can I untar it to the same destination / home / carlwill

    I am not sure if this is "untar'ing" but I right click the file called firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz and select actions > extract to or extract here...

    Thanks for any help

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    ok

    I extracted the file located in /home/carlwill to the same location .

    I know have a folder called firefox-installer

    Code:
    [carlwill@localhost carlwill]$ su
    Password:
    [root@localhost carlwill]# cd /home/carlwill/firefox-installer/
    [root@localhost firefox-installer]# ./configure
    bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
    [root@localhost firefox-installer]# configure
    bash: configure: command not found
    What am I doing wrong

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    I bet you downloaded the graphical install. su to root, and run the installer.
    Code:
    $ su root
    <password>
    # cd /firefox/directory
    # ./firefox-installer
    --monkey

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    yes I did - it has a graphical installer ... FIREFOX 0.9

    I know how to runthe unstall from its destination...

    I just don't want the files path to always be /home/carlwill

    This was the place I downloaded the file firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz

    If I unzip it there, I get a folder called Firefox-installer.

    If I run it from there, the path to firefox will always be /home/carlwill

    I want it with my Mozilla browser 1.6

    I goto console and type

    Code:
    &#91;root@localhost root&#93;# which mozilla
    /usr/bin/mozilla
    but I can't browse to that folder in the graphical installer? I just want this mozilla firefox folder out of sight so it is not with my users home folder because I treat that as a my documents kind of folder...

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    The installer didn't let you choose the destination when you ran it as root?

    Then I would recommend, extract the installer to /usr/local/src/firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer

    Then install it from there, if it installs in that directory that is okay. Then you can make a symbolic link from /usr/bin/firefox to the binary in /usr/local/src/firefox-0.9.1-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer
    --monkey

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    How do I uninstall.

    I downloaded the graphical install.

    I opened a root terminal and then started the graphical browser. I was able to create a folder /usr/local/firefox/ in the graphical browser and then install it.

    I recieved the following errors showing in my root terminal:
    ** (firefox-installer-bin:4147): WARNING **: Invalid UTF8 string passed to pango_layout_set_text()
    [root@localhost firefox-installer]# *** eeeeeeee = [Exception... "Component returned failure code: 0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST) [nsIFile.remove]" nsresult: "0x80520006 (NS_ERROR_FILE_TARGET_DOES_NOT_EXIST)" location: "JS frame :: file:///usr/local/firefox/components/nsExtensionManager.js :: ensureExtensionsFiles :: line 245" data: no]
    *** loading the extensions datasource
    *** loading the extensions datasource

    Another question. How do I uninstall the several other installations that I put on the system in my home directory? Just delete them?

    - DoubleD

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