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 Post subject: How to install Firefox in Linux without repository.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:19 pm 
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How do you install Firefox from the files you download from firefox.com?


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 Post subject: Re: How to install Firefox in Linux without repository.
PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:21 pm 
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guoruiwu1994 wrote:
How do you install Firefox from the files you download from firefox.com?


Depends. Each version of Linux does it differently. That is one of the pains in da arse about Linux and why they have repos.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:37 pm 
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How about Ubuntu?


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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FirefoxNewVersion


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Ubuntu documentation is very against installing anything that didn't come from their repos, and rightfully so. You have a much higher chance of ruining the speed and/or reliability of an OS by pulling your apps from various internet sources rather than one trusted one.

However, many people have downloaded Firefox for Linux from Mozilla's site and they still live to tell about it.

(NOTE: The following instructions are pretty standard for installing any application on Ubuntu. Also worth noting, this is how you'd do it with the command line. I haven't used the GUI way of doing this, so I'll tell you how I do it.)

First, make sure you download the proper file. No .exe or .msi file as I'm sure you know. <sarcasm> If you're an avid reader, I suggest downloading the .tar.gz file </sarcasm>. To make things relatively quick and painless, download a .deb file.

Once you have the file downloaded to your machine, open up a terminal and navigate to the folder where you downloaded your file.

user@host:~$ cd /home/user/wherever-the-file-is

Now we install the file.

user@host:~$ sudo dpkg -i firefox-whatever

Your package manager will install the program and voila! You're done.

If for whatever reason your system still needs other dependencies, use apt-get from the command line to fix it.

user@host:~$ sudo apt-get install -f

This command will download and install any dependencies it needs to install your version of Firefox.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:42 pm 
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maybe I'm just reading to much into this.

Why not just unpack the folder into your home directory and just point your shortcut to there )or even create one on your own)? The package should open with file-roller and is pretty intuitive to use to extract the files there.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:57 pm 
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I am afraid I am with furball on this one. Unpack the files to a directory of your choosing and then edit the startup script. to fine the script type locate firefox


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