[clug-talk] Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5 in Kubuntu
Andrew J. Kopciuch
akopciuch at bddf.ca
Wed Jan 18 18:07:45 PST 2006
On Wednesday 18 January 2006 18:57, Mike Bougie wrote:
> I've downloaded the Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5 tar.gz files and now
> I'm completely at a loss as to how to install them.
> Running kubuntu 5.10
I don't know what's in the tar files ... maybe an installer?
Why don't you just use the deb package managers to install them via apt?
By default there is the KDE program adept. You can launch it from the Kmenu,
and it is under the "System" menu. It will ask for your password first, but
then you can filter on firefox or thunderbird. Then I'm sure you can figure
out how to install them from there.
You could also install synaptic. From the command prompt :
#sudo apt-get install synaptic
Then use that. It is the same idea as adept, just a different interface (and
it's not part of KDE).
The deb packages are built for the system ... they install nice with no work.
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