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Old 08-04-2006, 07:29 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by epl8soccer
Ok. What does Red carpet do since that was an option. I think that is the way they update my computer.
Red Carpet is an app for software management but it will not help you in this instance because it requires root privileges in order to make any changes on your system. Either get your IT department to upgrade Firefox for you or if its allowed, unzip the firefox from Mozilla somewhere in your home directory e.g. /home/user/programs. You can then run Firefox by going into /home/user/programs/firefox and clicking on the icon thats labelled "firefox". To save yourself time and effort you can create a menu or desktop shortcut and enter /home/user/programs/firefox/firefox as the application to launch.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 08:32 PM   #17
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OK lets try this.........

This is **NOT** your laptop it belongs to the school (you said so in post #10), nothing personal but you do not know root's password because of this fact. Which means you **CANNOT** install software without root's password (or permission) this does not matter if the update installation is done via yum, up2date, yast, rpm, Red carpet or any other way of installing updates.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 09:53 PM   #18
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Ok. Thanks for all the help everyone.
 
Old 08-05-2006, 01:50 AM   #19
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anyone got a link for an rpm download for mandrake 9.1
 
Old 08-05-2006, 02:54 AM   #20
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anyone got a link for an rpm download for mandrake 9.1
You already have a thread on that going, no need to hi-jack
somebody elses ... bad netiquette.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=470939


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Old 08-07-2006, 08:03 AM   #21
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SuSE is RPM based. You need to download the RPM package made specifically for SuSE.
You don't need to use an RPM package at all. It's perfectly possible to use Firefox's own installer under SuSE, I've done that many times!

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Which means you **CANNOT** install software without root's password.
Not true. The Firefox installer can install to any location of your choice. If you install to a location that you have full access to, you won't need the root password.

Last edited by hand of fate; 08-07-2006 at 08:05 AM.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 08:39 AM   #22
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You don't need to use an RPM package at all. It's perfectly possible to use Firefox's own installer under SuSE, I've done that many times!
I was responding in consideration of this user's didplayed knowledge and level of experience. Of course there are other ways but for a totally inexperienced person, the simplest is usually the best.


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Not true. The Firefox installer can install to any location of your choice. If you install to a location that you have full access to, you won't need the root password.
The real issue here is the fact that this isn't his computer and he shouldn't be trying to install software on it without permission in the first place.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 09:06 AM   #23
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I was responding in consideration of this user's didplayed knowledge and level of experience. Of course there are other ways but for a totally inexperienced person, the simplest is usually the best.
You may think that the RPM is the best or simplest way to install it, but that's not the point. The point is that you said that the user needs to download the RPM, which is untrue.
I was simply responding to correct this misinformation.


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The real issue here is the fact that this isn't his computer and he shouldn't be trying to install software on it without permission in the first place.
Again, I was simply responding to the misinformation that was posted on this forum.

It was incorrectly stated that one cannot install software without root permission, and I responded simply to point out that that is not true.

As an aside, whether he "should" be trying to install software is purely a matter between himself and the computer owner. It's not up to anyone on this forum what he does with it.
 
Old 08-08-2006, 01:32 PM   #24
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masonm,
I got the permission from my administer and when I get back to school he will install it.

Last edited by epl8soccer; 08-08-2006 at 01:37 PM.
 
  


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