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Old 02-12-2004, 02:26 AM   #1
Redsquare
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Question Mozilla


Hi everyone, Total newbie here. Well sort of.
Im new to Linux but not new to computers and programming etc.
I did a search on your site for mozilla and well I have a really lame question.
God I know Im lame but, I know how to install things by rpm for instance
rpm -Uvh filename.rpm and this is how i got through the whole rnh.redhat
setup and managed to update all my packages.
I litereally just installed Redhat tonight. I've never been on a nix box before
or even seen one. The closest I've gotten to it is using ws_ftp.

Anyway,
So here's my question...
The version of Mozill that RH9 comes with is really outdated.
How do I upgrade this browser when it wont let me run the rpm file
because of missing dependencies?

I would also like some help to install flash player please.

Hopefully you will welcome me to the open source community.
Looking forward to being a part of the team.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:38 AM   #2
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hi redsquare - welcome.

installs of rpms are done with : rpm -ivh <name>
upgrades of rpms with: rpm -Uvh <name>
delete rpms with: rpm -e <application name>

whatever dependencies it asks for, you will have to get and install to proceed.

you should get the following 3 packages - apt, apt-dev, synaptic - and install these 3.

then when you want to install anything on your linux machine you will use synaptic (provided you see it listed in it). it basically takes care of your dependencies on its own by downloading and installing what is needed for you to install some application (like mozilla right now).
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:55 AM   #3
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okay i downloaded these files from the command line using apt-get install
Symaptic looks pretty cool although I havent figured out how to use it.

What am i doing wrong here?

[root@localhost root]# cd ..
[root@localhost /]# cd home
[root@localhost home]# cd downloads
[root@localhost downloads]# cd web-apps
[root@localhost web-apps]# ls
mozilla
[root@localhost web-apps]# cd mozilla
[root@localhost mozilla]# ls
mozilla-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
mozilla-chat-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
mozilla-debuginfo-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
mozilla-dom-inspector-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
mozilla-js-debugger-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
mozilla-nspr-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
mozilla-nss-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
[root@localhost mozilla]# rpm -i mozilla-1.6-0.9.0.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
libnss3.so(NSS_3.7) is needed by mozilla-1.6-0.9.0
mozilla-nspr = 37:1.6-0.9.0 is needed by mozilla-1.6-0.9.0
mozilla-nss = 37:1.6-0.9.0 is needed by mozilla-1.6-0.9.0
[root@localhost mozilla]# apt-get install libnss3.so
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Note, selecting mozilla-nss instead of libnss3.so
mozilla-nss is already the newest version.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 4 not upgraded.
[root@localhost mozilla]# apt-get upgrade libnss3.so
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
gaim grip gstreamer-plugins gthumb
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 4 not upgraded.
[root@localhost mozilla]# apt-get install mozilla-nspr
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
mozilla-nspr is already the newest version.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 4 not upgraded.
[root@localhost mozilla]# apt-get upgrade mozilla-nspr
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
gaim grip gstreamer-plugins gthumb
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 4 not upgraded.
[root@localhost mozilla]# apt-get install mozilla-nss
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
mozilla-nss is already the newest version.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 4 not upgraded.
[root@localhost mozilla]# apt-get upgrade mozilla-nss
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back
gaim grip gstreamer-plugins gthumb
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 removed and 4 not upgraded.
[root@localhost mozilla]# hrmmmm what am i doing wrong here?
 
Old 02-12-2004, 11:41 AM   #4
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bump
 
Old 02-12-2004, 12:33 PM   #5
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try
Code:
[root@localhost mozilla]# rpm -Uvh *.rpm
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:21 PM   #6
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ya that would work but it still wouldn't change the fact that for some reason linux sees the packages installed already but mozilla finds that there are missing dependencies.
Maybe i need different versions of the files?
Where can i get everything i need in one place?

Last edited by Redsquare; 02-12-2004 at 03:48 PM.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 02:43 PM   #7
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The apt repository you're using probably doesn't have the latest version of Mozilla, in fact I don't think they'll bother unless there's an official release from Redhat.
 
Old 02-12-2004, 06:58 PM   #8
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I installed netscape instead and flash came with it weeee!
now if i can just figure out how to get the rest of the plugins to work...
 
Old 02-12-2004, 08:20 PM   #9
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you cant just apt-get install libxyz.so.C.
take a few minutes to go over the apt commands, and how to use them. it really would only take you a few mins.

synaptic is a graphical front-end for apt. so, you dont have to do much work in a terminal.

so ... read up on apt.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 02:07 AM   #10
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get mozilla

extract the archive

it will make a new directory mozilla-installer

open a shell and goto the mozilla-installer directory

swithch to root

./mozilla-installer

after install look for plugin-doc at the mozilla site
 
  


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