need help installing firefox

Art Alexion art.alexion at
Sat Jul 8 00:29:02 UTC 2006

The firefox download on the Mozilla site actually expands to a working 
installation.  While I understand that there have been some improvements with 
Dapper, I prefer the Mozilla version to the broken Debian package.

I recommend as follows.  

1. Extract the archive to a directory on your home branch.
2. move the directory to /opt
3. create a link to /opt/firefox/firefox in /usr/local/bin
4. change any menu entries that you have to point to /usr/local/bin/firefox. 
(or create menu entries as needed.

The foregoing insures that the autoupdating feature of the Firefox program and 
any extensions which you install work well even when you run Firefox as a 
regular user.  This is not possible using the deb without changing 
permissions, and any extensions installed via apt will conflict with any 
updates you install via the mozdev xpi files.

On Friday 07 July 2006 12:13, misha cabanski wrote:
> i'v recently installed KUBUNTU6.0.6, i'v got limited LINUX experience, but
> had a  bit of UNIX  back in the 70s and 80s. the basic commandLine stuff is
> coming back to me.
> i seem to have the basics up and running, i'v got my USB ADSL modem up and
> running and my internet connection live.
> i'm not too impressed with Konqueror (even though it shows realAudio player
> in the plugIns, it does'nt seem to work), i am keen to install firefox,
> which i prefer.  i downloaded firefox, extracted it into my home directory,
> where it created the firefox dir. i ran an install comand (using sudo), i
> don't remember the exact syntax, from a term window, and get an error about
> no firefox target?
> iv also downloaded the flash media player7, extracted that onto my desktop,
> but can't seem to get any further with it. i'm most keen to listen to the
> BBC, onLine.
> if anyone can give us a hand, it would be most appreciated, all the best,
> over and out!!
> ciao,
> misha
> Hackney
> London E5


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