Firefox installation

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  • 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
    • in the case that the system-wide flash plugin should be used, copy it via
 cp /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/flashplayer.xpt $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
 cp /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/libflashplayer.so $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
    • if your own version of the flash player should be used, unpack the flash player and copy .xpt and .so-files into the above directory.