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I'm the only one using my RH9 system. I installed mozilla from http://www.mozilla.org/releases/#1.7.8 , not using the full installer but the "tar.gz format". What happens is I just unpack the ...
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    Which folder should I install mozilla to?


    I'm the only one using my RH9 system. I installed mozilla from http://www.mozilla.org/releases/#1.7.8, not using the full installer but the "tar.gz format". What happens is I just unpack the file into an archive, and run mozilla from there. My question is: most files should be installed into /usr or /usr/local right? I can't do that as a normal user, I have to do that as root. If I did that as root would other users be able to run mozilla? How do I allow them to do that?

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    If you set the permissions to 755 (owner can read, write and execute, others can only read and execute) everyone can run them. But I think the permissionss are taken care of by default. If you want to, you could install mozilla to /opt/mozilla, thats where I install many other such binary, not-packaged installers if I use them (for example amsn or firefox). /usr/local/bin is the default if you compile yourself.

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    If you are the only user you could install it to your home. That way you avoid conflicts and troubles. I use firefox from /home/puntmuts/firefox .
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    So you would do
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    chmod -R 755 {name of directory}
    ?

    So what are the different folders used for? What's the difference between /sbin, /bin, /usr/bin, /usr/local, and /opt?

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    No, I install it as the user so there is no need to chmod anything.
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