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Hey guys, I was wondering, I downloaded the latest firefox on their website, it gave me a tar.gz file, but what do I do with it to install it ? I can extract it but I don't see how you can install it... Thanks for any eventual help !
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Well if since you have it extracted then all you need to do is run the script called "firefox" inside the folder. There is nothing that needs to be installed.
You can run the command:
alias firefox="XXX"
where XXX is the path to the script firefox and then the firefox icon in the menu bar show open the new firefox.
Or another way is in the firefox icon in the Kmenu, right click it and go to edit item and in the command line it show say "firefox %u". You can change that to the path of the new firefox script. Only do that if setting the alias fails to work. B/c if you ever move that firefox folder then you'd have to change the path again, hence why using an alias is easier. There are other ways of setting it up to work with everything that uses firefox, if by so reason you need them, then just let me know.
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lol I've just changed to Ubuntu to see if things are any easier, and tried your way of doing it (ran the terminal and wrote
Quote:
alias firefox="/home/gravity/Desktop/firefox/firefox/"
But then when I open firefox it's still the old version...
Did I do something wrong ?
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lol I've just changed to Ubuntu to see if things are any easier, and tried your way of doing it (ran the terminal and wrote
But then when I open firefox it's still the old version...
Did I do something wrong ?
Yeah, you didn't finish the path. firefox/ means it in the folder so you should only need to add firefox to the end.
So
Code:
alias firefox="~/Desktop/firefox/firefox/firefox"
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Alright thanks for that, won't be able to test that now though, I'm on XP and my dad needs the Internet (My rig is the family "server")
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