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post Feb 19 2004, 07:02 PM
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Whats this Lie-nix Thing?

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I am very new to Linux, ie I just installed it this week. I need help installing programs that were downlooaded in .tar.gz format. I know how to decompress them and everything, but I don't know how to actually install the program (Mozilla Firefox beta v0.8). Any help appreciated, as the install guide in the newbie section is pretty vague. I'm running SuSE Linux ver8
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post Feb 19 2004, 08:51 PM
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Its GNU/

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if you downloaded the firefox from the mozilla site (and not the source code), it doesn't need anything ... move it somewhere (i put it in /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox):

mv firefox /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox

Point your shortcut (launcher in linux) to /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox and you are done.

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