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Post by chilldawg8906 » Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:05 am

How do I install programs after i have downloaded them off of the net (like the newer version of firefox, and bittorent for linux). Thanks for your help. I am a complete noob at linux.

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Post by vplayer » Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:10 am

hmm

I guess its install command..
Maybe just put firefox in the search option of the forums you should get some kinda help.

The search button is just below the title "Shallax.com Forums"

hope that helps..
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Post by honukele » Sun Jan 30, 2005 12:01 pm

Your best bet for installing software is to use Gentoo's native 'emerge' command.

Go here: http://packages.gentoo.org/ to see what software is available.

Here is the firefox package: http://packages.gentoo.org/search/?sstring=firefox

To install (update) firefox, you would

1. Open a terminal window
2. type emerge firefox-mozilla
3. get a cup of coffee

You could also look on the installation link of the gentoo website: http://www.gentoo.org/
for more information

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Post by Smidley » Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:07 am

I used emerge to update Firefox and it's taking forever. It's been installing for over two hours now.

I read something about Gentoox having to compile everything, but this is ridiculous. Does it normally take this long?

Thanks.

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Post by Trogdor » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:15 am

Smidley wrote:I used emerge to update Firefox and it's taking forever. It's been installing for over two hours now.

I read something about Gentoox having to compile everything, but this is ridiculous. Does it normally take this long?

Thanks.
You can get firefox's binary by emerging mozilla-firefox-bin . Some claim that the official binary is faster to run than a home-compiled version.

PS to chilldawg: "TOTAL NOOB" isn't a good post title. Maybe something that describes your problem, no?
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Post by Smidley » Fri Feb 25, 2005 6:24 am

Thanks for your reply.

It's still compiling (four hours now). Is it safe to stop it, unmerge Firefox and emerge mozilla-firefox-bin?

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Post by Trogdor » Sat Feb 26, 2005 3:03 am

Smidley wrote:Thanks for your reply.

It's still compiling (four hours now). Is it safe to stop it, unmerge Firefox and emerge mozilla-firefox-bin?
Yep. No umerge needed.
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