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How to install Aurora as an Application

asked 2012-02-06 11:17:38 -0500

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I was wondering if there is any way to install Aurora binary build as an application so I could run it as any other application.

I already did: tar xvf and the only way to open it is by cli typing ./firefox/firefox-bin

I want to run it and put as my favorites, to run it with a click.

Cheers, Gent

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answered 2012-02-06 11:28:50 -0500

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Well, it won't be installed really, but you can use the binary that the firefox website gives you. It is generally advised to stick to fedora packages whenever possible. However, this is unlikely to break your system. Here's how you can run it:

Make a ~/bin dir:

mkdir ~/bin

make a link to your firefox binary in this dir

cd ~/bin/
ln -sf <full path to binary> firefox-bin

To run it, in gnome you can use the "alt + f2" command box.

"alt + f2" -> command box appears -> type "firefox-bin" and hit enter.

Note: check your PATH variable:

echo $PATH

It should have ~/bin in it for this to work. If it doesn't, you'll have to add ~/bin to your PATH.

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answered 2012-02-07 05:54:23 -0500

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updated 2012-02-07 05:59:31 -0500

See question: program shortcuts or Adding and Removing Autostart Applications

In short, by creating new *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications/ or ~/.local/share/applications/ you can add new things to the list of apps relatively easily. Just use one of the files already there as a template to get you started.

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