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Old 01-20-2005, 10:29 AM   #16
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Note the src in the package name, this indicates it is source code, not the installable binary. I would recommend looking for a binary version to install.
Good point! Didn't recognize that. Try to find a package with 'ix86' instead of 'src'. This one will not run without compilation.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 10:34 AM   #17
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Am I trying to install the wrong program? 'src' indicates "source code"? This might explain why I can't get this to work!

I think I'll try to locate the right software at rpm.org, and then try this again.

Thank you for all the help!

EDIT: When I went to my personal folder to delete the Firefox "source code" file, I found a file 'manpage.txt'! Thank you again!

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Old 01-20-2005, 11:52 AM   #18
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Try these:

ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/linux/suse/ftp.sus...x/1.0/9.1-i386
 
Old 01-20-2005, 03:33 PM   #19
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I found a thread here at LinuxQuestions.org titled 'How to install Firefox 1.0 in SuSE 9.1?'. I followed the instructions and downloaded a 'tar.gz' file, extracted, and 'installed' it. I created a link (shortcut) on the desktop, but I don't know how to change the 'link to shell script' icon to the firefox icon. The icon I need is included in a folder labled 'icons'.

When I returned here, I found the link by abiskoOO, and downloaded two firefox RPM files. One is labled as a 'translation' file. Do I need to install both files?

Can I delete the previously-installed 'tar.gz' version?

Now I'm back to the original problem of installing the RPM. I'll refer back to the previous replies, and will keep you informed as to my progress.

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Old 01-20-2005, 11:20 PM   #20
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I installed the main Firefox file, and deleted the 'translation' file. I installed it with YaST2, by clicking on the 'Skip' and the 'Ignore' buttons when it tried to install from the installation CD.

Now I get a warning message that says 'MozillaFirefox 0.8-44 conflict' every time I open YaST!

Should I uninstall the RPM version and keep the tar.gz version instead? If I could change the icon for the links (shortcuts), that would be good enough for me. How can I do this?
 
Old 01-20-2005, 11:24 PM   #21
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I attempted to install a Thunderbird RPM (v.1.0-0.1). It appeared to install after I clicked the 'Ignore' and 'Skip' buttons. But when I clicked the button to start the program, the program didn't start. I tried to use YaST to uninstall it, and it appeared that I did at first. But everything is still there - even in YaST!

Since there hasn't been any more responses to this thread, I'll just reinstall SuSE. Back to square one.

All is not lost, because I've gained some experience and learned a lot along the way. And hopefully readers will learn from this too.

Thanks for all of the great help!
 
  


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