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Bahamut
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Installing from tar.gz (I forget)

I got CoLinux working with internet and X up; now I just need to install Firefox. Thing is, though, I forgot how to install a program in a generic tar.gz package. BTW, I don't have a file manager yet, so this will have to be done from the command line.

Oh, and I'm using Debian 3.0.

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Easy

First, open a console window.
Move to the folder (cd) where the tgz package is in and unpack it (tar tzvf "destination folder") and move to the folder you just created by unpacking it.
Then normally, its 3 steps:
1. ./configure
2. make
become root (su).
3. make install

I hope I didnt forget anything...

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Not

Not working.
firefox-2.0.0.2.tar (I already decompressed it) is in /home/bahamut, -tzvf would just list the contents. I extracted the files, and even in the new directory (/firefox/) ./configure does nothing. I'm using bash (if that helps).

Oh, and I need fonts, too. Dillo won't start, and I'm getting errors from various programs saying that certain fonts can't be loaded. I'm not sure how to get them.

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Aha, its about firefox

Firefox runs just like that.
Just run the firefox-2.0.0.2/firefox/firefox-bin.
Firefox is kinda linux-portable. I don't know how to check whether ffLin leaves something behind.

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bahamut@colinux:~/firefox$

bahamut@colinux:~/firefox$ ./firefox-bin
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
bahamut@colinux:~/firefox$ ./firefox
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

They're both in ~/firefox. bash won't recognize firefox or firefox-bin without the ./ in front. Running as root makes no difference. I think it's bash being picky.

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Try

Alt+F2 to open a "run prog" windowand drag 'n' drop the firefox-bin into it.
EDIT
No, I got it now:
drag the firefox2002/firefox/firefox shell executable into a console window and hit "Enter" and wait...

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What exactly would I drag? I

What exactly would I drag? I don't have a file manager. If I did, I could just double-click the icon!

update: ok, I got a basic file manager, but I still have the same problem. I tried to run run-mozilla.sh, but it said "cannot execute", even if I try as root.

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I just needed the GTK

I just needed the GTK libraries. I got 'em, launched firefox, and here I am!

I need the xinerama library. I tried apt-get, but got nothing. Of course, if it has some weird name, that would explain why. And I need fonts. Any ideas?

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