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I am just starting learnning Mandriva Linux 2007, and it is my first linux. I tried to find from books and from internet how to install a non-KDE application, while ...
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    which file is for installation in a .tar.gz archive?


    I am just starting learnning Mandriva Linux 2007, and it is my first linux.

    I tried to find from books and from internet how to install a non-KDE application, while there is no useful material. for example, I just download the Mozilla firefox-2.0.0.3.tar.gz, and I don't know how to install?, just yesterday, I download Avast! linux home edition antivirus (RPM package), it was installed, but it didn't work automatically just like it does in Windows, and I still can not use it for the time being.

    I like the Mandriva Linux 2007 and keen to be a linux user, but it seems too difficult and too complicated for a beginner, I need helps and hope someone can tell me how to do?

    Thanks a lot!


    Paul
    from Taiwan

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    Hi chunchengch,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    right click on firefox...tar.gz file and select Extract here. this will create a 'FireFox' folder. open folder and look for 'firefox' file. double click on it. FireFox 2 will pop up.
    create symlink of 'firefox' file in Menu or on Desktop.

    check this link, 'How to install Softwares in Linux' for other .tar.gz packages.
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    hi devils_casper, need your help again !

    hi devils_casper,

    nice to meet you on linuxforums !

    first, I want to thank you, second, I followed your advise to double click the file 'firefox', while nothing happened, did I miss something ?

    these are the files in folder /home/chunchengch/firefox :

    [root@so-net firefox]# ls
    browserconfig.properties libnspr4.so* mozilla-xremote-client*
    chrome/ libnss3.so* old-homepage-default.properties
    components/ libnssckbi.so* plugins/
    defaults/ libplc4.so* readme.txt
    dictionaries/ libplds4.so* removed-files*
    extensions/ libsmime3.so* res/
    firefox* libsoftokn3.chk run-mozilla.sh*
    firefox-bin* libsoftokn3.so* searchplugins/
    greprefs/ libssl3.so* updater*
    icons/ libxpcom_compat.so* updater.ini
    libfreebl3.chk libxpcom_core.so* xpicleanup*
    libfreebl3.so* libxpcom.so*
    libmozjs.so* libxpistub.so*


    need your help again, thanks!

    paul

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    firefox* libsoftokn3.chk run-mozilla.sh*
    Hi !

    firefox file is listed in the output of 'ls' command. execute 'firefox' in terminal. post error message here if any.
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    Hi,


    [root@so-net firefox]# firefox*

    run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute ./mozilla-firefox-bin.

    [root@so-net firefox]#

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    [root@so-net firefox]# ./firefox
    ./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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    ^^^ Looks like you need to install gcc. Or make sure your link to it is correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunchengch
    [root@so-net firefox]# ./firefox
    ./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Code:
    yum install libstdc++.so.5
    should solve that.
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    I had a really hard time trying to install firefox 2 I tried many different things but in the end it was very simple. First rename your firefox-bin file to mozilla-firefox-bin then type this into the terminal from your new firefox files dir.

    cp * /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox-1.5.0.7

    it should then ask if you are ok to overwrite about like 15 times. After this just click your little red fox on the bottom left or however you used to do it. I'm pretty sure that is all I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    yum install libstdc++.so.5
    Wrong distro .

    You want to use urpmi to install libstdc++5. I'm not sure the exact package name Mandriva uses so try the following (as root):
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    urmpi libstdc++ 5
    If that doesn't work, open up the Mandriva Control Center and use the package installer there.
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