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clokwurk
post Nov 30 2004, 10:30 PM
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i'm new so bear with me...

I'm trying to do things WITHOUT the GUI. However, after installing Firefox
via command line I am NOT able to call Firefox from there.

[baba@192 firefox-installer]$ ls
browserconfig.properties install.ini libxpcom.so*
chrome/ install.log libxpistub.so*
components/ libmozjs.so* license.txt
config.ini libnspr4.so* mozilla-xremote-client*
defaults/ libnss3.so* plugins/
extensions/ libnssckbi.so* registry
firefox* libplc4.so* res/
firefox-bin* libplds4.so* run-mozilla.sh*
firefox-installer* libsmime3.so* searchplugins/
firefox-installer-bin* libsoftokn3.chk watermark.png
greprefs/ libsoftokn3.so* xpi/
header.png libssl3.so* xpicleanup*
icons/ libxpcom_compat.so*
[baba@192 firefox-installer]$


ALSO, if anyone can point me to a good "step-by-step" or "how-to" guide for
installing most vanilla progs (NOT rpm style) I would appreciate it.

thanks in advance,


clokwurk
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post Dec 1 2004, 12:33 AM
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Here is your guide for vanillia programs.

Step One: Unpack
Step Two: Read the README
Step Three: Follow README
Step Three.b: If README sucks, and some times they do, these three commands
./configure
make
make install

Step Four: Figure out what the bin is called.

There, I don't mean to be demeaning, but the real key is to get at the read me. 99% of the time those three commands will work. If there isn't a config file, just skip right to the make. But that should work most of the time.

As for launching firefox. ./firefox should work. As long as you are in that directory. In general ./ is used to exicute commands not in the bash. If the file isn't exicutable, it will just give you an error.


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clokwurk
post Dec 1 2004, 10:58 AM
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Good info, thank you!

Made a link to it in /usr/bin/firefox ("ln -s" method)
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