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

Revision as of 12:26, 6 December 2006

  • 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
 cp /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/flashplayer.xpt $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
 cp /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/