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I'd also like to know this as well. I'm on RH9.0, and recently downloaded and installed Mozilla 1.6 without really thinking of the consequences (I've been doing that a lot recently...). The result of this was that my old version (1.2.1) of mozilla got replaced (as far as I can tell) and now /usr/bin/mozilla will run the new version, located in /usr/loca/mozilla-bin. The problem is that (in GNOME) if I launch mozilla, either by clicking its icon or clicking a link in an email, for example, when there is already a mozilla session running, I get asked to choose a profile. Before my installation of 1.6, it just defaulted to the most recently used browser window or opened a new window under the same profile.
I thought of trying rpm -e mozilla (which would uninstall 1.2.1, but i noticed a whole bunch of dependencies of "mozilla = 1.2.1-26 is needed by ...". What to do? Anyone else ever encounter this?
it's be more usefull to tell us what this command does than tell us to sit back and enjoy..lol
ths for the tips anyways...the reason why i don't want to simply "addA another mozilla installation is that i want to avoid having so much software on my hard drive taking up space...i could also download and install mozilla firebird, netscape and every other browser i can find...i ONLY need one, not an old 1.4.1 mozilla AND a new one installed someplace else,,,
Distribution: Xubuntu Dapper - Debian Etch - Puppy Linux
I thought if you want to install the latest version of Mozilla (or Mozilla Firebird or thunderbird) you ought to remove the former version first. Same thing with OpenOffice.org.
Instructions for Mozilla installation from the tar.gz files (one has an installer , the other hasn't) can be found in the release notes. They don't explain every command but the instructions look right.
I haven't installed it because I'm not sure I've got the right libraries, and I hate the thought of removing my old version of Mozilla and find I can't run the new one.
I don't know about rpm but i suppose the package installs the right libraries.
sorry for my first short answer :-)
rpm = redhatpacketmanager it's a tool to install rpm packages in redhat and fedora and even in slackware if you like. the command rpm -Uvh tells rpm to Upgrade, and rpm -ivh tells rpm to install an rpm pakage, if you would like to try a different kernel ex. kernel 2.6.1 then you give command rpm -ivh kernel 2.6.1.rpm, and it vill install alonge side of your'e other kernel,while rpm -Uvh kernel..... will upgrade you're kernel to the new one, for you and your'e Redhat or fedoras sake dont install apps that come in tar.gz because the rpm is using a database and if you dont install with rpm then the database will not be updated. instead you can use yum or synaptic,
this will ease things when you later maybe will uninstall apps.
about firebird : i downloaded it and unpakt it and that was it, it lives in its own mapping so you dont need to install anything, try it you like it :-)
if you can get the newer version as an rpm, you should just be able to install it. The upgrade will happen automatically. I've used Mandrake for some time. Its rpm-based and I haven't had a problem with installs or upgrades. And, yes, some packages depend on Mozilla (like Epiphany) but if you don't use these things, you won't miss them. More likely than not, you'll be required to upgrade these things with your Mozilla install. Then it won't matter, will it.
When I used rehdhat i kind of learned to screw dependencies. I believe there are two flags that are useful: something like "force" and "nodep"... haven't used rpm in a while, but basically they install/uninstall rpms rergardless of the dependencies. So remove 1.4, then add 1.7b.
Ok sum it up here:
1. Screw the dependencies for mozilla.
2. Download an rpm version of mozilla 1.7 NOT an installer app.
3. Use rpm -e mozilla.rpm to remove 1.4.1
3. Use rpm -ivh moz*.rpm on the new mozilla package to install it
should work. if not, it'll tell you what's needed and you can google it. You might want to install apt-rpm or yum so you can have a decent chance opf getting all the right stuff. I haven't found a good reason to ever try Redhat again. It was the first distro I tried and it was frought with problems for me and I was clueless. I went with Debian (which they said was hard) and it installed without a hitch and upgraded easily as well. Mandrake's urpmi is a close second and I like what's offered, so I choose both. Since Fedora doesn't seem to have a manual, i tried to find a good explanation in the Redhat 9 docs.
All I can say is no wonder people are here asking questions (and why Redhat referrs you here as well...). Wow.