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Old 03-25-2006, 04:17 AM   #1
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Best way to upgrade Mozilla 1.2.1


I know I have a pretty old distro (RH9 2.4.20-8), but it works fine with the only application I need it for (SAP Netweaver '04 test-drive). Unfortunately, when configuring the web services module in SAP, web services failed because Mozilla was not supported.


(*) This browser is not supported (IE>=550;NN>=700;Mozilla>=*;SAP WAS>=0;Mozilla=120)

Admittedly, the SAP error message is a bit cryptic but investigating this I believe the Mozilla release 1.2.1 is too old. My question is, how best to upgrade it ?

I've downloaded Mozilla-1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde.i386.rpm, but do I run rpm with -U (to upgrade), and which directory (--prefix) should I force it into?

And is this the best way to do it. Can I use the latest version of Firefox with RH9 ?

Thanks
 
Old 03-25-2006, 08:46 AM   #2
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Yes install the update using the -U sswitch no need to force it any place.

Yes the latest version of firefox can be used on RHL9;

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....0.1-9.src.rpm

Build the binary and install from the source listed above.
 
Old 03-25-2006, 11:40 AM   #3
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Thanks for that, but decided that Firefox might be too recent for by application. When trying to upgrade Mozilla, hit a few problems...

Ran: rpm -U mozilla-1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde.i386.rpm

Got:
warning: mozilla-1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde.i386.rpm: V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID ff6382fa
error: Failed dependencies:
libnss3.so(NSS_3.7) is needed by mozilla-1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde
mozilla-nss = 37:1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde is needed by mozilla-1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde
nspr >= 4.6 is needed by mozilla-1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde
mozilla = 1.2.1-26 is needed by (installed) mozilla-mail-1.2.1-26

I already have libnss.so in /usr/lib, but dated from 2003.

Since royally messing up GNOME (see earlier posts!) I'm playing it very cautious and hoping to be advised by more experienced people!
 
Old 03-25-2006, 12:03 PM   #4
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OK, instead of using the mozilla-1.7.12-2.0.rh9.kde.i386.rpm visit;

http://www.fedoralegacy.org/

learn how to install and learn how use yum to upgrade mozilla;

mozilla-1.7.12-0.90.2.legacy.i386.rpm
mozilla-mail-1.7.12-0.90.2.legacy.i386.rpm
mozilla-nspr-1.7.12-0.90.2.legacy.i386.rpm
mozilla-nss-1.7.12-0.90.2.legacy.i386.rpm
 
Old 03-25-2006, 12:21 PM   #5
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Thanks, you've problem saved me a heap of problems!
 
  


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