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Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird

root wrote:

On Fri, 2005-09-23 at 09:11 -0400, kamaraju kusumanchi wrote:
Albert wrote:

I am a new user of Debian. My first task after system install is to install Firefox and Tbird, preferably the latest 1.0.6 or 1.0.7. It's a piece of cake to download and install these from the mozilla site, but I have no idea how I might then wrap them with an icon and to get them to show in the menus. Do debian users not do this sort of thing? If so, could someone point me to the appropriate documentation?
You guessed it right. Debian users do not do all these things. The maintainers take care of these trivial things for us. To install firefox and and thunderbird all you need to do is run the following command with root privileges

apt-get install mozilla-firefox mozilla-thunderbird

I see only old versions of firefox and tbird.  I want 1.0.6, not 1.0.2.

Which distribution (stable/testing/unstable) are you running? What is your architecture?

You have three options : use testing/unstable for latest software, compile directly from firefox/tbird websites, use backports on sarge. Sarge will have old versions and it is like that for very good reason.

For more details on choosing a debian distribution that is right for you read



Kamaraju S Kusumanchi
Graduate Student, MAE
Cornell University

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