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I downloaded netscape 6.2 yesterday (in Windows 98 and Linux Mandrake 8.0...insane,,yes)... Here's my problem... Net 6.2 is really very good in Windows 98 but.. I can't install it on mandrakes os... I did the tar,gz xzvf-installer-netscape etcetera bit but after downloading 27 megabytes (that's 3 hours +) I can't install it? Please dear Linux Gods help me....
Why is Linux so tricky and why is there so little support...
Well, I went to the netscape site, choose (Unix) linux 2.2 and downloaded i386 tar.gz file. I openend the file which now seems to be an "xpi" file(not sure what that is but have a feeling this is the problem). I then went to cnet's site and tried again bur still the same result.
I'm sure it's probably simple enough, like mandrake doesen't support the new netscape?
I'm trying here... I type 'dir' in a terminal and I'm shown the ;netscape installer' I downloaded
what should I type to get into the 'netscape' folder' directory.. or the XPi folder...
I know I must appear really dumb but, I can't figure this out.
The decompressed tar.gz files are now in
"file:/home/michael/netscape-installer" and with this there is an XPI folder of the netscape decompressed files...
How do I do this... Please step by step
Thank you and sorry for being such a poor student
OK I got into the dir xpi but terminal tells me 'no such file' when I type./netscape-installer...
(I notice the XPi file does not contain the netscape-installer which is in the netscape folder)
in the xpi folder there a packages named AIM.xpi BROWSER.xpi and I guess all the decompressed files... This is really tough
When I click on the these I'm tod.."sorry the utoility zip is not in your path" am I missing something?
Have a feeling I'm not going to get any more help lol
sounds like you need to move one more directory down. when in /home/michael/netscape-installer do an ls -l to find the name of the next directory. it's probably netscape-installer again or something similar. then cd /home/michael/netscape-installer/<next directory>
then do: ./netscape-installer (or ./whatever they named it)
an easier way to find the right place is to browse your home directory with kde or gnome until you find
the netscape-installer-bin then type that path in the console