[SOLVED]firefox-4.0rc1.tar

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[SOLVED]firefox-4.0rc1.tar

Post#1 by gsthompson277 » 12 Mar 2011, 01:31

Okay I want to installed this new version of firefox in Porteus. I am simply using this as a learning exercise. This is the file I have now can someone point me to a step by step article or provide me with step by step instructions on what to do next.
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Re: firefox-4.0rc1.tar

Post#2 by brokenman » 12 Mar 2011, 05:47

You should have the file from here:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/ ... c1.tar.bz2

tar xvjf firefox-4.0rc1.tar.bz2
cd fire*
./firefox

Thats all that is needed to start it. I am posting this from the said firefox4
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Re: firefox-4.0rc1.tar

Post#3 by crashman » 12 Mar 2011, 06:55

@ gsthompson277,
If you want build lzm/xzm package you can download this ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/s ... i486-1.txz (x86_32)
create a directory 'firefox4' in /root , go to directory where is firefox4.txz and run console:

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installpkg --root /root/firefox4 mozilla-firefox-4.0rc1-i486-1.txz 
and press enter
now go to /root directory click right mouse button and press 'build porteus module'.

Congratulation !!! your first porteus module !!!

Link for a firefox4 x86_64 ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/s ... 6_64-1.txz

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Re: firefox-4.0rc1.tar

Post#4 by Hamza » 12 Mar 2011, 08:24

Great Job crashman ! :good:
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Re: firefox-4.0rc1.tar

Post#5 by gsthompson277 » 12 Mar 2011, 13:10

Hands down this is the best forum I have ever been a member of. I am getting all teary eyed and stuff just thinking about it. I love porteus. :Yahoo!:


Now here is the question what are the differences between the two files and methods of install?

Okay the above instructions worked just great with one minor adjustment. If I tried to create the firefox4 directory first it would error out and tell me the file already existed. So I simply deleted the folder and ran the same line again and it worked totally. During the process I learned in a sense of how to convert older slax modules over to Porteus modules but I am sure I am going to have to do some more work to get the 64 bit side to work. Thank you all so very much.

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