Mark Eggers mdeggers at
Tue Feb 10 09:01:21 UTC 2004


As with most of my third-party software, I just download it, compile it,
and install it.

Fortunately Firefox is already compiled and ready to go.  I downloaded
firefox-0.8-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz (since I don't like the fonts on
the other version), uncompressed it, untarred it, put the appropriate
entries on my menu, and I was good to go.

I made the link from
/usr/java/jre/plugin/i386/ns610-gcc32/ to the plugin
directory under firefox (firefox/plugins) for java.  I made the link for
the flash plugin.  I added the gxine plugin.  Everything is fine and

It's my default browser.  I use Evolution for my mail client, and one of
these days I'll do the hack to Firefox that allows it to call external
mail programs for the mailto: protocol.

All in all, a pretty painless operation.

just my two cents . . . .

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