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I do not understand how to open the tar.bz2 files, and there is a newer verson of firefox that i would like to get. Could someone please show me in ...
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    I do not understand how to open the tar.bz2 files, and there is a newer verson of firefox that i would like to get. Could someone please show me in full detailes of what to do. I'm very new to Mandriva 2008 verson.

    here is the file name

    firefox-3.6.tar.bz2

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    You can right click on the file and there should be an option to extract the contents of the file. Another option would be to do it from the command line e.g.
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    tar xjvf firefox-3.6.tar.bz2

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    thank you, that is helpful.
    but now it wont even upload firefox, when i placed it into the konsole. i think i'm doing something wrong, so i tried to do the extraction of the file and that wont upload could you tell me what to do please. Once i understand it, i'll be good to go.

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    If your goal is just to install Firefox 3.6 in Mandriva, look here.
    [MIB] FireFox 3.6 now available for mdv 2009.1 and 2010.0! | Mandriva Forum

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    do i use the konsole when i use those commands. I don't really understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cute_sakiya View Post
    do i use the konsole when i use those commands. I don't really understand it.
    Yes, you use the console / konsole / terminal for the command given in post #2 above.

    Check the website below for some quick and easy lessons on using the command line under Linux:

    LinuxCommand.org: Learn the Linux command line. Write shell scripts.
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    i'm still having problems. trying to get it to work >.< maybe its because i'm using mandriva 2008 verson

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    Quote Originally Posted by cute_sakiya View Post
    i'm still having problems. trying to get it to work >.< maybe its because i'm using mandriva 2008 verson
    Mandriva 2008 has reached end of life and is no longer supported. You might consider upgrading. But yeah, the instructions are for 2009.1 and 2010.0 only.

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    how do i upgrade

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