This is the third part in the series ‘Setting up the Java Dev Environment in Slackware‘. The previous part was to discuss about how to install IDEs for java development in Slackware. And it was ending with mentioning IntelliJ IDEA but without giving the steps to install it. So this part will be dealing with that.
Steps for installation :
- Download the Gnu/Linux package.
- Login as root :
- Copy the downloaded file to /opt/ :
# cp /home/user/downloads/ideaIC-12.1.4.tar.gz /opt/
- Uncompress the file and rename the uncompressed directory :
# cd /opt/
# tar -xzvf /opt/ideaIC-12.1.4.tar.gz
# mv -f ideaIC-12.1.4/ idealC
- Create an executable file :
Open the file in an editor
and paste the following lines
OR we can directly link the `
# ln -fs /opt/idealC/bin/idea.sh /usr/bin/IDEA
but I think the first approach is the neat one.
- Create an entry in menu :
Create an entry in KDE or XFCE Menu.
I am using Slackware 14 in my machine which is coming with firefox 15 pre-installed. But as newer versions of firefox came out I badly wanted to try them out. I could have used slackpkg or txz packages or slackbuild but I thought I could give a shot to the binaries from Mozilla site.
System : Slackware 14 on a Dell Vostro 1015n laptop.
Software version : Firefox 21
so here goes the steps
Ensure that you have all the required libraries
GTK+ 2.18 or higher
GLib 2.22 or higher
Pango 1.14 or higher
X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)
libstdc++ 4.3 or higher
Mozilla recommends that a Linux system also have the following libraries or packages installed:
NetworkManager 0.7 or higher
DBus 1.0 or higher
HAL 0.5.8 or higher
GNOME 2.16 or higher
Luckily Slackware 14 is coming with all the necessary libraries so don’t have to worry about that.
Download the correct file :
As 32 bit version will not run in 64 bit os without some libraries and viseversa.
Copy the file to /opt/ :
# cp "firefox.tar.bz2" /opt
Extract the file :
# tar -xjvf /opt/firefox.tar.bz2
Create an entry in /usr/bin :
# ln -fs /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
To remove/uninstall firefox :
#rm -rf /opt/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
If flash player is not working after the installation, that is probably because in the new installation plugin directory is changed. So you can fix it by copying the ‘libflashplayer.so’ file to the corresponding plugin directory.