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-18.104.22.168.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!
hi devils_casper, need your help again !
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*
need your help again, thanks!