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Hi everybody, I have downloaded a .tar file with the firebug extension for firefox. I can't access the internet in my laptop so I have downloaded the .tar file from ...
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    How to install firebug


    Hi everybody,
    I have downloaded a .tar file with the firebug extension for firefox.
    I can't access the internet in my laptop so I have downloaded the .tar file from another computer and I have copied it to the laptop.
    How do I install this extension? I have unpacked the tar file into a folder but I don't know what to do with the unpacked files.
    I know that if I were downloading firebug with my laptop it would automatically add it to firefox but there must be a way to do it with the firebug.tar file.

    Thank you very much!!

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    Here's a HowTo for installing software under Linux:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    The second post covers installing software from source.
    oz

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    Thanks Ozar,
    I knew something about the commands you have sent me. The problem in this case is that after unpacking the .tar file. There is no README, install or any other file to execute.
    I have the following files in firebug folder:
    firebug.module
    firebug_controls.js
    firebug_info: no information about how to install inside it
    LICENSE.txt
    and another firebug folder that has files with the following extensions:
    .png, .jpg, .css, .html, .js
    I could try downloading another firebug.tar file form other place, but it's not easy to find them as in most of the cases the only option is to directly add firebug to firefox, without downloading any file.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks again,
    Jon

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    I've never installed it so not very familiar with it. Here's an extension that is supposed to allow for local installation of other firefox extensions:

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/421

    Is that something that might help? Otherwise, someone more familiar with extension installation will need to help.
    oz

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    Well there is a folder in your home.
    called .mozzila
    there you can find a folder called firefox.
    There you find a folder of your Profile.
    And there is a file called extensions.ini and a exensions folder.
    Put it in the exensions folder and it should be fine

    Firebug is great btw. (Essecialy for CSS Editing)
    New Users, please read this..
    Google first, then ask..

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    Thank you for your explanations Robin but I'm afraid I don't understand very well what you mean, sorry, I'm quite newbie with all this stuff...
    I have two folders:
    One with all the unpacked files for firefox2.0. Among them I have found the extensions folder but not the extensions.ini file.
    Then I have another folder with all the unpacked files for firebug.
    Let's say, home/firebug and home/firefox.
    I guess that I have to take something from the firebug folder and move it into the extensions folder in /home/firefox/extensions, but I am not too sure. There aren't any .ini files inside the firebug folder.
    Thank you for your help!

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    Well if you install a Normal Extension first.
    And then check what that did.
    Then you do exactly the same with firebug

    Hope that helps.
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    Hi,

    1. In the computer that you have inet access, go to mozilla firebug add-on page (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843)

    2. Secondary click on "install now" link and "save link as" to download the file locally (is a .xpi file, be sure that the file is that extensions when saved)

    3. Transfer the file to your laptop

    4. Open firefox in your laptop and drag and drop the file to the ff window (from konqueror or nautilus)

    5. The installation process should starts

    6. Voilá

    Greetings,

    Hugo

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    eyyyy Hugo!! You are the boss, iujuuu, it worked!
    Thank you very much!

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    heh yea you can also do it that way.
    I thought you already were looking for the xpi file before..

    Cheers,
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