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As a tip, always use rpm -Uvh -- u is for upgrade, but will install if it isn't there to upgrade.
If moz 1.7 doesn't run because of dependenices then try to find whatever dependencies it needs and install those. They should also be rpms for those.
For me, slackware packages work great. I heartily recommend you try out slack as your next distro... (/rant) Redhat was also my first distro, and I found rpm dependencies to be so freaking annoying. (/rant off)
Originally posted by quartertone 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?
Some good advice in this thread, but i've already done what quartertone did (above) with the same results in KDE.
The mozilla.org site says for uninstallation to simply remove the original mozilla folder (i installed 1.7 into a new folder, mozilla1.7). I'm afraid to just willy-nilly delete it, as all of KDE and my apps seem to think the old install is the default....
How can I point my apps (evolution for example) to use the new mozilla to open links instead of the old one? And then, how do I remove the old one?
Make a symbolic link in /usr/bin to the mozilla executable. Then just tell evolution to run "mozilla" - it will automatically look in /usr/bin, and be redirected to wherever the link goes. Remove the link and you can make a new one to somewhere else.
(assuming /usr/bin/mozilla isnt taken or is not a symbolic link)
Thanks atmchicago -that did the trick! My apps are now calling up mozilla 1.7 properly.
My quirk now is in the profiles... I (probably incorrectly) setup a new profile folder in my home directory called .mozilla1.7 when I installed the new version, because it said not to install the new version over the old one, and I figured I'd keep it separate until I knew the new one worked (at which time I'd remove the old installation).
So I have 2 folders that store profiles - .mozilla, and .mozilla1.7. The oddity is that even though I had specified the 1.7 folder when I installed version 1.7, it seems to have gone back to using the .mozilla folder for its profiles. That's if I invoke mozilla from the GUI (either from the application button on my taskbar, or from an email message, etc). But if I invoke mozilla from the command line, I get the proper version - 1.7 - but the old profile (which I've determined is being read from the new 1.7 profile folder). It's odd.
I rarely invoke mozilla from the command line anyway, so this is no big deal. Just a curiousity!
When I click an email link to open mozilla, it only works if I don't already have mozilla opened up. Otherwise (if I already have a browser window open), it tells me the profile is already in use and I must make another.
See my post in that thread - I used smither's script and it worked. Now I can open URL's from other programs (such as email) without the profile box coming up. The links open in a new window under the existing mozilla session.