Installing Flock 0.4.10 on Ubuntu


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This is a simple guide to installing the Firefox-based browser Flock v.0.4.10

Installing Flock 0.4.10 on Ubuntu

Flock is a Mozilla Firefox-based web browser that isn?t officially out, but is available as a developer?s preview. This guide will help those of you running Ubuntu, or even some other versions of Linux, to install Flock and start bug hunting or hacking or whatever you would like.

First, run over to http://www.flock.com/developer/ and grab the latest version of Flock. For ease, download it into your ?home? folder.

In this installation we?re going to be using Flock 0.4.10.

Open up your terminal and use the following string of commands:

cd /opt

sudo tar -xzvf /home/yourname/flock-0.4.10.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz

sudo ln -s /opt/flock/flock /usr/bin/flock

Now you?ve sucessfully installed Flock, but you want to add it to your Ubuntu Applications menu, right?

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/flock.desktop

Now, add the following to the new file:

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Flock Browser
Comment=Flock Browser
Exec=/opt/flock/flock %u
Terminal=false
MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=/opt/flock/icons/mozicon128.png
Categories=Application;Network
MimeType=text/html; text/xml; application/xhtml+xml; application/xml; application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml; application/rss+xml; application/rdf+xml;x-directory/webdav; x-directory/webdav-prefer-directory; image/gif; image/jpeg; image/png

After that, You should see Flock in your applications menu under ?Internet? (if you?re using Ubuntu).

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Kino

cool, its really works.

just a lil bug, it doesnt..

i changed to my name in the "tar xzvf", its appears in the applications>internet.

the problem is.. its static, it doesnt do anything.. just an icons sitting to be deleted.

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cool, its really works.

just a lil bug, it doesnt..

i changed to my name in the "tar xzvf", its appears in the applications>internet.

the problem is.. its static, it doesnt do anything.. just an icons sitting to be deleted.

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Should work, worked for me. I used the exact method and my Flock browser works fine. :)

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Prometheus

This works fine for ubuntu correct? ... ausom will try it next time i install linux :p

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ryanstein

Sweet! Thanks! I've got Flock installed over here on the Windows side of things, and I was just about to install it on my Ubuntu partition. This will make making it an official "Ubuntu-recognized" application much easier.

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MasterC

This is a simple guide to installing the Firefox-based browser Flock v.0.4.10

After that, You should see Flock in your applications menu under ?Internet? (if you?re using Ubuntu).

That didn't work for me! I went to the linked site, redid it and it worked. I don't know if I made an error or what. Thanks a lot for the help though!

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ozpaul

Thanks - your posting was a great help for me to install Flock on Edubuntu.

I had to do one extra step though... I got an error message saying "cannot open libstdc++.so.5",

After I used synaptic to install libstdc++5 it works fine. (Since noone else reported this, maybe

this is a difference between Ubuntu and Edubuntu??)

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