I am installing Linux on my own computers for the very first time making me a newbie and like anyone starting on a new OS, floundering around very inefficiently.
I found this article for updating to FF3:
Can someone tell me if there is a better way to update the dependencies and/or install FF3? My concerns are that:
1) YaST has an updater and so I thought I should be using that for things like glib (I gather that's a graphics library) however when I try to use it to update to the latest version it doesn't find the latest versions, instead it just re-updates with the versions already installed (even after selecting various "update" options).
2) Will the export commands hold if I reboot or will I need to redo them each time (in which case please tell me how to make them permanent). I ask because when I log into my ISP using ssh and use export, every time I re-login I have to re-export - but that could just the way the ISP set it up.
3) Installing FF3 I thought should be put through the YaST software/package manager somehow. However, I can't figure out exactly how to do it. I looked at YaST:Software:Add-in and YaST:Software:everything_e
lse and couldn't really figure out how to add FF3 to the YaST software management.
One important criteria. I am software developer so it would be nice to be able to install FF3 separately of the current FF2 so I can test HTML/CSS/JS code in both versions however I would like to update the current FF2 install because it is "cut down" from the normal FF in that there are no facilities for add-ons, setting options etc.
I did go carefully through my install setup so I do have the "developer" and other optionally installed packages installed that are not normally installed by default in Suse Enterprise.
I'm logged in as "root" so permissions, so far, have not been an issue. These I do understand to so extent just from using ftp and ssh.
Also, an recommendations on where to put these tar'ed files and installed file appreciated. I was thinking:
ves for storing the tar's
/opt/package_name for the actual install
However if there some convention I should use, please do tell.
Any help greatly appreciated!