Posted 03 March 2005 - 08:42 AM
Posted 03 March 2005 - 10:55 AM
Each distro has it's own installation type packages. Mandrake and Fedora use files with rpm extensions. Most of the software is already located on the cd disks that you downloaded.
In the case of Firefox, it uses a generic install script that installs the program (package). Look at the directions located here.
First, you must uncompress the package. This is like a zip file in Windows, but done from the terminal window. If you downloaded the package to your home directory, then open the terminal window, which should default to your home directory.
Type ls and hit the enter key. You should see the file in the list. Then type;
tar -xzvf firefox-1.0.1.installer.tar.gz
NOTE: you must use the exact name of the file that you downloaded. I assume you have firefox-1.0.1.installer.tar.gz as the package name.
This will expand the package into a directory called firefox-installer. Get into that directory by typing;
cd firefox-installer (hit the enter key)
Then run the install script;
You should then get a graphic installer that will guide you through the install and bring up Firefox.
Once you get this far, then we can add an icon to the desktop to run Firefox.
Posted 06 March 2005 - 04:57 AM
Can you recommend any Mandrake manual with easy-to-comprehend instuctions? Thanks.
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