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Jack_
03-12-2004, 11:22 PM
Is it possible to install firefox on a 3.3 HD install?

Silver_Seagull
03-13-2004, 12:55 AM
yup!

as root (su in a user console or login as root)

type

apt-get install mozilla-firefox

and it will do the rest! :)

Cheers

c123
03-14-2004, 01:36 AM
I've done an apt-get update, but when I did apt-get install firefox it didnt work:
root@Knoppix:/mnt# apt-get install firefox
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://non-us.debian.org ./ Packages (/var/ lib/apt/lists/non-us.debian.org_%7ekitame_mozilla_._Packages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: Couldn't stat source package list http://people.debian.org sid/i386/ Packages (/var/lib/apt/lists/people.debian.org_%7ebranden_packages_sid_i386_Pac kages) - stat (2 No such file or directory)
W: You may want to run apt-get update to correct these problems
E: Couldn't find package firefox

what should I do next?

Silver_Seagull
03-14-2004, 02:09 AM
:D

tsk tsk....you didn't follow what I wrote :)

it's ok....the package for firefox is actually mozilla-firefox....which means you have to follow what I wrote up above exactly! :)

so, do this (commands are in bold text):

as root (su in a user console or login as root)

type

apt-get install mozilla-firefox

and it will do the rest!

c123
03-14-2004, 10:13 AM
ahem, in my defense it was late and I was tired, but that's no excuse :(

thanks for correcting me :) On another issue, Firefox takes up 30 MB??? Thought this was supposed to be the streamlined, light, advanced version of Mozilla!

Ah whatever, I just want another browser (and Firefox is my current choice over IE and Opera).


root@Knoppix:/home/christopher# apt-get install mozilla-firefox
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following extra packages will be installed:
zlib1g zlib1g-dev
Recommended packages:
xprt-xprintorg
The following NEW packages will be installed:
mozilla-firefox
The following packages will be upgraded
zlib1g zlib1g-dev
2 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 654 not upgraded.
Need to get 10.8MB of archives.
After unpacking 30.6MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

alex+
03-28-2004, 01:14 AM
Isn't here something that must be done before issuing the 'apt-get install mozilla-firefox' ciommand? --- This command didn't work for me.

alex

c123
03-28-2004, 01:36 PM
1. you must be root, so 'su' before.
2. update your package list, 'apt-get update' before doing the 'apt-get install mozilla-forefox'.

That should work...

alex+
03-28-2004, 09:10 PM
I finally got mozilla-firefox running but it took more than just those few steps that were presented in this thread

What I did first is edit /etc/apt/sources.list to include these sources;

deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable mozilla-firefox
deb-src http://www.backports. org/debian stable mozilla-firefox

I placed these two sources at the top of the list of the other deb sources.

Then, I did the following as root:

pon
apt-get update

I let it run until I saw the completion of the 'backports' lines, a matter of perhaps 30 seconds.

then pressed the CTRL C keys to halt the update.

Then, I did:

apt-get install mozilla-firefox

The installation took quite a while but now I have firefox running beautifully in knoppix (HD)

My problem apparently was although I had several deb sources listed in /etc/apt/sources.list, none of them could supply firefox. It wasn't until I added:

deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable mozilla-firefox
deb-src http://www.backports. org/debian stable mozilla-firefox

that apt-get install mozilla-firefox worked.

I found those two sources by doing a Google search for 'firefox debian'

I'm curious to know what deb source 'c123' used to download firefox. I have over a dozen sources and none of worked.

Now, if only I can get mozilla-thunderbird installed

alex+
03-28-2004, 09:39 PM
deb-src http://www.backports.org/debian stable mozilla-firefox

instead of:
deb-src http://www.backports. org/debian stable mozilla-firefox