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rogerh

Firefox rpm source, and issues upgrading from 3.6

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I am a /opt man myself B)

 

Sure, another fine location ;)

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Thanks, almost enough detail for me....

 

Do you mean /usr/lib rather than /usr/local ??

 

When I execute the tar command, will it automatically create a directory in /usr/? for the firefox 9 files?

 

Thanks -- Roger

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When I execute the tar command, will it automatically create a directory in /usr/? for the firefox 9 files?

 

It will if you are using the GUI with a right click on the tar file. I can't speak to the command line.

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Thanks, almost enough detail for me....

 

Do you mean /usr/lib rather than /usr/local ??

 

When I execute the tar command, will it automatically create a directory in /usr/? for the firefox 9 files?

 

Thanks -- Roger

 

No, I mean /usr/local

 

/usr/lib is for libraries only and better not to unpack binaries here. And if you do as I wrote, it will create a directory called firefox under /usr/local like in my example that I put in my post.

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Perfect - thank you. I'll unpack it into usr/local and work on the links. Thanks for your patience with all of the questions....

 

Regards -- Roger

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Well Firefox 9.0 is up and running fine, and no problem creating a launcher on the desktop. I cannot figure out how to link the launcher to the firefox icon. I created the launcher by right clicking on the desktop and using 'create new link to application'. I did not spot anywhere where I could insert the icon link?? Is there a secret or do I have to approach it another way??

 

Thanks

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Yep, that is exactly what I am looking for.... When I select properties, I go to exactly the same tool that I used to create the launcher, and populated with what I entered. I gather that in the 'General' tab there is an icon that I can click on, but all that is there is the cog like execute icon that appears when you double click on the icon - but left click, right click, nothing happens. Under the 'application' tab there is a 'work path', but I am guessing that is not for the icon location. I had heard about clicking on the icon graphic in the 'general' tab and being able to browse to the firefox icon, but there does not seem to be a live icon....... All that is on the screen now is a white sheet with a blue question mark in it (and Firefox 9.0 in text below - I at least got that in....)

 

Interesting enough, I tried to edit the properties file, and was denied when I tried to save it (hit OK button). Do I need to be su to create this launcher properly?? It seems odd that I could create it as a user, but cannot edit it as a user.

 

thanks -- Roger

Edited by rogerh

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When I perform a single left-click on the cog like execute icon, I am able to change the icon. I am using Mandriva 2010.2 with KDE.

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Click right on the icon, choose properties

Click left on the icon

Choose other icons

Search for the folder where you extract the tar and then find firefox/icons and double-click on mozicon128.png

Then oke, oke, oke, oke untill the properties screen is closed.

 

Some names could be different on your system, i've a dutch Mandriva version

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Well, I understand exactly what you are saying and what should be happening, but clicking on the cog execute icon (I am assuming on the 'general' tab of the properties pop-up) does absolutely nothing. No indication that there is anything there to click on (no color change, no nothing).

 

I am running 2010.2, and just last week upgraded my system with every upgrade available through the package update manager.

 

This should be so simple - a bit baffling....

 

I did try to generate another application link, figuring that maybe I did something wrong the first time, but still no life on the execute icon.

 

Thanks -- Roger

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I did try to generate another application link, figuring that maybe I did something wrong the first time, but still no life on the execute icon.

How did you generate a application link on th desktop

Edited by willie

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