Firefox installation

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  • Install it via
 cd $SBSOFTDIR/opt
 tar xzvf firefox-<version>.tar.gz
  • If you want to keep the name firefox, link the script firefox to the bin dir
 ln -s $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/firefox $SBSOFTDIR/bin/
  • If you want to use another name (firefox-2.0), create a shell script that contains
#!/bin/sh
exec /home/fias/simbio/software/opt/firefox/firefox "$@"
  • make a softlink to the java plugin
 ln -s \
  /etc/alternatives/firefox-javaplugin.so \
  $SBOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/
  • copy the macromedia flash plugin
    • The files flashplayer.xpt and libflashplayer.so are required and have to be put into $SBSOFTDIR/opt/firefox/plugins/.
    • In the case that the system-wide flash plugin should be used, the files can be found in /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/.
    • If your own version of the flash player should be used, the files are in the .tar.gz file of the flash player. Just copy them to the above directory.