Re: Need help installing an "alternative"
Sure it will be better, but I do not intend to keep long Firefox. For
few days /home/ would be ok.
On Fri, 09 Apr 2010 04:40:12 +0200
godo <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Ron Johnson wrote:
I just locally installed upstream firefox, and of course Debian
Alternatives doesn't know about it, so Iceweasel, which uses
x-www-browser loads iceape, which I don't want.
"update-alternatives --install" seems to be what I want in order to
add /usr/local/firefox/firefox to the x-www-browser list, but can't
get it to work.
# update-alternatives --install x-www-browser firefox \
update-alternatives: error: alternative link is not absolute as it
should be: x-www-browser
What am I doing wrong?
I think I got it.
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/x-www-browser x-www-browser
I didn't got any error.
Wouldn't it be better if the syntax was this:
update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/x-www-browser
x-www-browser /opt/firefox/firefox 3
Of course, this would be making use of /opt for what it was
originally intended, for all the software and add-on packages that are
not part of the default installation.
In any case thanks for tip.
Registered Linux User #503414