Installing .tar Files
Hello, i am a complete noob using Linux and i just wanted to know how you would install programs that were downloaded in the .tar format.
For example i downloaded Firefox 1.5 and the file that was downloaded was:
This was downloaded on my XP computer.
Thanks for the help
I don't use Firefox, but bascially what is in the .tar file determines the installation method. So, the general procedure is to extract the file and view the 'Readme' or 'Install' text file for instructions.
Get it over to you Linux machine. Then:
That uncompresses its contents into a directory. Now you have to go inside that directory to run the installer...
tar xvf mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.7.12-installer.tar
...or whatever the directory is called. Once inside, read the README or installation notes on how to do the installation. You'll likely have to go...
I don't believe this will give you Firefox though. I believe this is the Mozilla web browser. To install Firefox, go here...
...and click on, "download Firefox."
EDIT: Sorry St. Joe, I didn't see yours before I posted.
Thanks Dapper, that was very helpful for me as well!
Hello, and welcome to the forums! :)
Originally Posted by EchoOnFedora
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Edit: for those that might need it, you can find more on installing software under Linux, here: