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    Question Stupuid question


    im dowloading the firefox update, and i belive its like a windows zip folder ( .tar.gz )
    how do i run this to update firefox.

    sorry about such a stupid question, but im completely new to linux

    thanks

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    Code:
    tar -xzvf /path/to/file.tar.gz
    then simply read the README or INSTALL file and that will tell you the rest
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    what do you mean by the code

    ???

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    Open a terminal and type in the codes as Loft306 suggested.

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    hi PC Nerd !!!
    there are two ways .... first as suggested by loft306....
    $ tar -xzvf /path/to/file.tar.gz
    second...
    just right click on file and click on extract to.... tell it the loaction....
    in both cases, you will get a folder having name similar to the original .tar.gz file...
    now open this folder and you will hav a file named 'firefox'
    this is new latest version of firefox... create a link of this file in desktop or menu ( wherever you like )

    now you have two copies of firefox.. older and latest... you can keep both or delete the folder of older version..... nothing to do with 'upgrade or update' like windows...



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    ok, how do i "install" the program into the menu ( top left of the sceen ( im not on the linux partirtion boot of my computer ))

    is this like in windows where you access program files

    and where would this folder be, if it is like windows. Im new to Linux

    thanks for your help

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    there is no folder like program-files.Most of the programs (prom rpm packages)are stored in usr folder.like devils_casper said you have just to extrect files and than copy tirefox file from tar.gz folder to the desktop.

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    hi PC Nerd !!

    there is nothing like install.... you have .tar.gz file... extract it... you will get a folder with same name... in this folder you will get new version of 'firefox'.....
    well !! there is nothing like program files too... i created a folder 'upgraded' in my home folder... extracted all new versions there only...

    for editing menu ----

    main menu ---> settings ---> menu editor .... click on new button.. type 'Firefox New'
    in command box ... just type the path of new firefox file you extracted....

    for creating a link on desktop...
    suppose you extrected firefox in /home/user/firefox-1.5.0.4
    now type this command on terminal...
    Code:
    ln -sf /home/user/firefox-1.5.0.4 /home/user/Desktop/firefox



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    ok i tried loft306's idea and i get the following errors, can you help me solve them

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    which errors do you get?
    does it looks like "no such file of directory"?

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