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    Linux Newbie xGutsAndGloryx's Avatar
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    Firefox Version 2


    i am having troubles installing firefox verision 2. how do i go about installing it?

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    i am having troubles installing firefox verision 2. how do i go about installing it?
    what troubles? we need more info to suggest you anything.





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    Firefox Version 2

    I have already ran the tar command. i am trying to install it... i tried running the following yum command last night to install it but got this error message.

    Error: Missing Dependency: mozilla = 37:1.7.13 is needed by package epiphan y
    Error: Missing Dependency: mozilla >= 1.7.13 is needed by package yelp
    Error: Missing Dependency: XFree86-libs >= 4.2.99 is needed by package libg nomeui
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdpstk.so.1 is needed by package ImageMagick
    Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-libs = 6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1 is needed by package xorg-x11-devel
    Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-libs = 6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1 is needed by package xorg-x11-xfs
    Error: Missing Dependency: xorg-x11-libs = 6.8.2-37.FC4.49.2.1 is needed by package xorg-x11
    Error: Missing Dependency: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XKeysymDB is needed by packag e openmotif[/SIZE]Error: Missing Dependency: XFree86-libs is needed by package synaptics
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdps.so.1 is needed by package xorg-x11
    Error: Missing Dependency: libdps.so.1 is needed by package ImageMagick

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    If you have a tarball, you don't use yum to install it. Is this the tarball from mozilla?

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    Firefox Version 2

    i downloaded it from the mozilla website... i was told by someone else to try installing it using yum....

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    i downloaded it from the mozilla website... i was told by someone else to try installing it using yum....
    right click on downloaded firefox file and click on 'Extract here'. it will create a folder named 'firefox'. open this folder and look for file 'firefox'. double click on the file.

    does FireFox 2 window pop up?




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    Firefox Version 2

    i have tried right clicking and clicking on the firefox icon. it didn't do anything.

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    The firefox script in the extracted archive needs to be run from the command line. Open up a konsole/gnome-terminal and change (cd) to the newly created directory (the decompressed folder from the tarball). Once in that folder, simply type: ./firefox

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    The firefox script in the extracted archive needs to be run from the command line.
    Nope ! just double click on firefox script. its executable by default. FireFox window will pop-up.

    Quote Originally Posted by xGutsAndGloryx
    i have tried right clicking and clicking on the firefox icon. it didn't do anything.
    which firefox icon? extract folder, open it and double click on 'firefox' file.




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    firefox version 2

    ok so i change it to
    cd /root/home/firefox
    followed by
    ./firefox


    i might have tried that.. i can't remember if i changed it to the firefox directory... i believe i did...


    any other advice... if i did already try that.

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