Difference between revisions of "Firefox installation"

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   tar xzvf firefox-<version>.tar.gz
 
   tar xzvf firefox-<version>.tar.gz
  
* Link it to the bin dir
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* If you want to keep the name firefox, link the script <tt>firefox</tt> to the bin dir
  
 
   ln -s $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/firefox $SBSOFTDIR/bin/
 
   ln -s $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/firefox $SBSOFTDIR/bin/
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* If you want to use another name (<tt>firefox-2.0</tt>), create a shell script that contains
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#!/bin/sh
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exec /home/fias/simbio/software/opt/firefox/firefox "$@"
  
 
* make a softlink to the java plugin
 
* make a softlink to the java plugin
  
 
   ln -s \
 
   ln -s \
   $SOFTDIR/opt/java/jre1.5.0_06/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so \
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   /etc/alternatives/firefox-javaplugin.so \
   $SOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins
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   $SBOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
 
 
* install the macromedia flash plugin
 
** download <tt>install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz</tt>
 
  
  tar xzvf install_flash_player_7_linux.tar.gz
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* copy the macromedia flash plugin
  cp install_flash_player_7_linux/flashplayer.xpt $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
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** The files <tt>flashplayer.xpt</tt> and <tt>libflashplayer.so</tt> are required and have to be put into <tt>$SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/</tt>.
  cp install_flash_player_7_linux/libflashplayer.so $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
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** In the case that the system-wide flash plugin should be used, the files can be found in <tt>/usr/lib/firefox/plugins/</tt>.
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** If your own version of the flash player should be used, the files are in the <tt>.tar.gz</tt> file of the flash player. Just copy them to the above directory.

Latest revision as of 12:19, 17 January 2007

  • Install it via
 cd $SBSOFTDIR/opt
 tar xzvf firefox-<version>.tar.gz
  • If you want to keep the name firefox, link the script firefox to the bin dir
 ln -s $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/firefox $SBSOFTDIR/bin/
  • If you want to use another name (firefox-2.0), create a shell script that contains
#!/bin/sh
exec /home/fias/simbio/software/opt/firefox/firefox "$@"
  • make a softlink to the java plugin
 ln -s \
  /etc/alternatives/firefox-javaplugin.so \
  $SBOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
  • copy the macromedia flash plugin
    • The files flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so are required and have to be put into $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/.
    • In the case that the system-wide flash plugin should be used, the files can be found in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/.
    • If your own version of the flash player should be used, the files are in the .tar.gz file of the flash player. Just copy them to the above directory.