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How do I install Firefox in Puppy 1.0.3?
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 13:58    Post subject:  How do I install Firefox in Puppy 1.0.3?  

I like Puppy I like news on Puppy 1.0.3 but I still want to use Firefox (because is fast enough for my old celeron machine) Is there any way to use it instead Mozilla?
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 15:09    Post subject:  

Sure you can use Firefox. Just install it. I generally install it outside pup001 on a Linux partition to save space in the pup file. You can however install it inside pup001

After installing it replace the sym link in /usr/local/bin/firefox

Example:

ln -sf /root/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox

You location of firefox may vary use the above for example only, but replace with the correct paths.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 16:59    Post subject:  

Bruce B wrote:
Sure you can use Firefox. Just install it. I generally install it outside pup001 on a Linux partition to save space in the pup file. You can however install it inside pup001

After installing it replace the sym link in /usr/local/bin/firefox

Example:

ln -sf /root/firefox/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox

You location of firefox may vary use the above for example only, but replace with the correct paths.

Ok tks! but to install...................must I download firefox.etc.etc.etc.tar.gz? and then? I thought that Puppy does not permit installing stuff only tcl/tk applications like amsn and so...

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 18:28    Post subject:  

Just download Firefox from mozilla.org, uncompress it, and run the installer.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 19:02    Post subject:  

Also, look at this post in the How-to section of the forum.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 19:46    Post subject:  

danleff wrote:
Also, look at this post in the How-to section of the forum.

Yesssssssssssss I did it and it worked!
Thanks a lot!!

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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 21:22    Post subject:  

Here is step by step. Let's suppose you download a file called
firefox-1.0.4.installer.tar.gz to /root

Open rxvt, you should be in /root when it opens, but to make sure type

# cd (then enter, but from now on I won't tell you to enter)

# tar xvzf firefox-1.0.4.installer.tar.gz

(I hope you know about tab completion because it saves typing, basically
type the first few letters of the file or directory and hit the tab key
and it completes the name if there is only one match. Or shows you
possibilities if there are more than one match)

# cd firefox-1.0.4.installer

# ./install

(if you are going to install it in the pup file then you have to
enter the directory /root/firefox is good, otherwise it will default
to installing in the firefox-1.0.4.installer directory which is dumb)

after it is setup properly you can delete the installer directory and the tarball.

don't forget to make the symlink I showed you in the first post
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 21:35    Post subject:  

There is a Firefox PupGet package, but I have been tardy... it is still version 1.0pre.
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PostPosted: Sun 12 Jun 2005, 21:53    Post subject: Install latest Firefox  

Your info has been added here Bruce
http://www.goosee.com/puppy/wikka/HowTo

- just click on FireFox

(if you are quick you can take ownership of this page)

I am running 1.0.4

The installer from Firefox (and I seem to remember Opera too) are very good and probably best served and updated by Dotpups?

Cool

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Jun 2005, 01:50    Post subject:  

Bruce B wrote:
(I hope you know about tab completion because it saves typing, basically type the first few letters of the file or directory and hit the tab key and it completes the name if there is only one match. Or shows you
possibilities if there are more than one match)

I have been using linux for quite a while now and I did not know about that. I have always wanted something like that because the * wildcard does not work when cding. Thank you SO much for the info.
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Dec 2009, 14:00    Post subject: Installing Firefox in PL
Subject description: Not easy at all...
 

dvw86 wrote:
Just download Firefox from mozilla.org, uncompress it, and run the installer.


What installer? I just downloaded the latest version of FF and there's no installer. I have no idea what to do with the extracted files... WTF?!
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PostPosted: Fri 18 Dec 2009, 21:05    Post subject:  

Puppy 1.03 is before we had installers or .pets
this thread is 4 years old - which in dog years is about 40 years ago

If you really requre a 1.xx series Puppy try 1.09 which came with Firefox built in

modern Firefox help here
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Firefox

Hope that helps
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PostPosted: Sat 19 Dec 2009, 08:44    Post subject: Not 103  

Lobster wrote:
Puppy 1.03 is before we had installers or .pets
this thread is 4 years old - which in dog years is about 40 years ago

If you really requre a 1.xx series Puppy try 1.09 which came with Firefox built in

modern Firefox help here
http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Firefox

Hope that helps
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Hi Lobster,

No - I'm running PL 431 and I downloaded the latest version of Firefox (3.5.6) but I can't figure out how to install it. I was able to extract the files and that's as far as I got. There's no setup or installer to run and I'm totally new to Linux so I don't know anything about compiling, etc. Considering how far Linux has come in the last 10 years I can't believe it is still so difficult to install packages regardless of the distro. I think this is the main reason why Linux has not been adopted by the masses. "That other OS" is inferior to Linux in most aspects but it is far more user-friendly by comparison. Installing a simple program in Linux just should not be difficult.
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