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Old 11-02-2001, 02:01 AM   #1
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Unhappy Netscape 6.2


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...
Thankx
 
Old 11-02-2001, 08:35 AM   #2
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well what's gone wrong? please give some more information if you want some useful help.

when you decompress the file you should end up with a netscape-installer program in the tar directory... running it is meant to install it.
 
Old 11-02-2001, 02:03 PM   #3
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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?
Thank you.
 
Old 11-02-2001, 02:25 PM   #4
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have you tried the ./configure,make, make install routine?
 
Old 11-02-2001, 04:17 PM   #5
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That's a new one...hmmn... Where can I find out how to do that?
Thank you.-)
 
Old 11-02-2001, 04:26 PM   #6
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When you decompress the file you should have this:
directory called - xpi
and these files:
config
installer
license
netscape-installer
netscape-installer.bin
readme

then all you do is go to a shell, change to the directory you
decompressed netscape to and then type:

./netscape-install

that should start the program for you. it has worked for me.

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Old 11-02-2001, 04:27 PM   #7
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sorry, that should have been:

./netscape-installer


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Old 11-02-2001, 05:26 PM   #8
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How do I change the directory?
Sorry, not very god at ths tho' I found the files...
Thanks
 
Old 11-02-2001, 05:38 PM   #9
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cd thedirectorythatnetscape-installerisin

you know you should have netscape on your distro cd's...? you just want v6? i presume...
 
Old 11-02-2001, 05:48 PM   #10
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Yes... 6.2 is very good in windows ans has a far superior mail program to 4.77 and kde (or evolution which is nice but bug ridden)and I also want to learn how open downloaded programs...
 
Old 11-02-2001, 06:00 PM   #11
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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
 
Old 11-02-2001, 06:28 PM   #12
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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
Best
 
Old 11-02-2001, 07:36 PM   #13
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you don't need to go into the .xpi folders. do a :
cd /home/michael/netscape-installer
once there do ./netscape-installer
 
Old 11-02-2001, 08:05 PM   #14
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I did the above and after ./netscape-installer was informed bash: ./netscape-installer: is a directory...
What now?
 
Old 11-02-2001, 09:57 PM   #15
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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
 
  


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