On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 00:41:32 +0000, James Wilkinson wrote: > Beartooth has installed Firefox from a tarball, and is finding Fedora is > still pointing to the old install... > > Jeff said: >> If you have both, you will have to do some playing to make sure the >> launchers get the new one from /usr/local. > > and Beartooth replied. >> You mean from /opt ; /usr/local has the old one. If I understand that >> much aright, and I think I do. But I don't understand the playing, or >> at least I doubt I do. > > No. Jeff thought that the tarball installed into /usr/local, when (in > fact) it went into /opt. The RPM binary is still in /opt/bin, and > there's nothing Firefox under /usr/local. Not quite. There is no /opt/bin : ===== [[email protected] root]# ls /opt firefox firefox-1.0.tar.gz firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz firefox-installer [[email protected] root]# ===== > The easiest way is to work out what the command is, and run it from a > command prompt. Question: when doing it that way, I sometimes get messages such as this: ===== [[email protected] btth]$ *** loading the extensions datasource *** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application directory, skipping. *** loading the extensions datasource *** ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application directory, skipping. + Done /opt/firefox/firefox [[email protected] btth]$ ===== What is that telling me, and what do I need to do? I definitely got into extension hell with 0.9.3 ... > The question is, where do you *really* want to go, and how do we get > there from here? > > If you want good desktop integration, you're going to have to look for a > FC1 firefox rpm and install that. I'm debating heavily whether to upgrade FC1 or hang onto it a while longer; so I held off on that, and took the q&d answer you so kindly give below. Many thanks! > If you just want to be able to click something, and have Firefox launch, > I'd recommend right-clicking on the Gnome panel, and adding an > application launcher that points to the /opt Firefox binary. Then you > can remove the Firefox rpm, to save disk space. I did that, and all seems well now. I closed Ffx, gave the opt command to a new launcher with the standard icon, it worked from the panel, I closed Ffx again, moved the icon into the drawer, and it worked there too. So I ran "rpm -e firefox" which churned a surprisingly long time, but finished with no messages; and the icon in the drawer still works. Many many thanks. -- Beartooth Autodidact, curmudgeonly codger learning linux Remember I know precious little of what I'm talking about!