Re: Newbie wants Firefox and Tbird
Paul Johnson wrote:
On Friday 23 September 2005 05:58 am, 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.
Here's a demonstration on how I find and install a package I'm not sure exists
or what it's name is.
apt-cache search <keyword> | less
then, when I find the package I think is right, so I'll type
apt-cache show <package> | less
to see the package dependencies and description. Then, using su or logging in
on another terminal, I'll
apt-get install <package>
(the | less means "send the output to the input of this other program called
less", and less lets you scroll up and down when you have a lot of output and
can also read text files.)
Do debian users not do this sort of thing? If so, could someone point me
to the appropriate documentation?
Might want to start with the basics before you try pulling off installing
something with a bunch of dependencies by hand; it'll just put you off the
whole Linux experience.
Thank you for an informative, but unnecessary, HOW-TO, though I
don't know what 'basics' you think I should start with. My
primary working distro for several years has been LFS, and my
'Linux experience' has been delightful. BTW, the Firefox and
Thunderbird binaries are pretty much self-contained with no