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Old 07-22-05, 07:57 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Marovincian
Can someone tell me how I can find instructions on installing a browser like Mozilla or Firefox on Solaris 10. I went to, and found Mozilla for Sol10, but the readme gave no installation instructions.
This is almost certainly the wrong forum for this type of question, but since I happened along...

Solaris 10 already ships with the Mozilla web browser and Sun contributes builds of firefox to If you're running under Java Desktop System on Solaris 10, when you select the "web browser" icon, you'll get Mozilla.

If you want to run it from command line for some reason, you can run /usr/sfw/bin/mozilla

You'll find the Sun contributed firefox builds at:

All you should have to do is explode the archive, then run the binary:
bunzip2 firefox1.0.6-i386-pc-solaris2.10-gtk2+xft.tar.bz2
tar -xvf firefox1.0.6-i386-pc-solaris2.10-gtk2+xft.tar

You'll probably want to move the firefox directory somewhere that makes sense (i.e. home directory if it's for one user, or /opt if it's for many users).

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