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Old 11-09-2004, 12:50 AM   #1
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trouble removing mozilla


im trying to remove mozilla so that i can move to firefox, but when i try, i fail on this dependancy:

[root@localhost me]# rpm -e mozilla
error: Failed dependencies:
libxpcom.so is needed by (installed) openoffice.org-libs-1.1.0-6
[root@localhost me]#


i would like to keep openoffice and preferably not screw up my rpm system by just deleting files.

help.

plz n thx
 
Old 11-09-2004, 01:48 AM   #2
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well this is the joy of rpms really... the only option you have is to --force the uninstallation and break that dependency. personally i'd say if you're not pushed for space, just leave it there.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:06 AM   #3
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ok, but if i force it, open office will possibly have problems no? can i force uninstall, but leave the required files somehow?

can i manually delete mozilla and take it out of my rpm " system"(for lack of knowing what its really called) so my computer doesnt think i still have it?
 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:11 AM   #4
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better to break the dependency than the actual database. some packages will totally die if dependencies are removed, but more because they rely on library functions provided by the other application. while I guess this might be possible with mozilla, i'd totally doubt it. instead it's probably just keen on using mozilla as the default browser, and nothing more.
 
Old 11-09-2004, 02:16 AM   #5
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Ya know what? It's late and I'm tired so you can take my advice with a grain of salt. I'd -force the uninstall because I have never had Mozilla depend on Openoffice. In fact I have mozilla on my laptop that doesn't have openoffice. But like I said I'm tired.

Something else you could try is downloading OpenOffice, Uninstalling both of them and then re-install OpenOffice if it broke. Personally I think it's strange for Mozilla to depend on OpenOffice. Then again I'm pretty new myself and might just be naive.
 
  


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