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Re: firefox-37, where to put

On Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:54:02 -0400
Gene Heskett <gheskett@wdtv.com> wrote:

> Greetings all;
> Iceweasel commited suicide when I was asked by my bank to delete its 
> history, so now all I get is a blank terminal screen that is using
> 100% of a cpu core until I kill it as root.  A total purge and
> reinstall didn't fix it.
> Chromium seems incapable of performing an online credit card
> transaction. And crashes anytime I go to abcnews.go.com
> So I just dl'd firefox-37 tarball for 64 bit linux and unpacked it
> into my home dirs bin subdir.  But thats likely not going to be great
> as it probably looks someplace else for its libraries & such.
> So where is the std place it would normally live?  If it can still
> find the old iceweasel password cache, that would be a huge plus.

Just unpack it wherever you want it - /opt/firefox for example, and put
a symlink to the binary somewhere in your $PATH. It uses the
configuration and everything it can find in your home dir, so that
shouldn't be a problem.


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