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Old 03-01-2003, 11:57 AM   #1
Ben Sytko
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Updating Mozilla


I'm on Red Hat 8 and would like to know how to update mozilla. The version that I current have is 1.0.1 and I would like to update, but i'm not sure which version to get. On the Mozilla download page do I get the RPM or the other x86 one? And how come that Red Hat Update Service tool thing doesn't detect this? Thanks.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 11:58 AM   #2
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Did you register with RedHat for updates? Anyway you can just download all the current Mozilla rpms into one directory and install them yourself.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 12:33 PM   #3
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Yep, I did register. There are a bunch of other packages on the update list, but not Mozilla.

I download a file called mozilla-1.2.1-0_rh8_xft.i386.rpm and tried to install it but I got an error called package not found. It listed Mozilla in the list, which is odd because i'm on Mozilla 1.0.1 right now. Thanks.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 12:38 PM   #4
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you just got a dependency. probaly for libnspr4 or another one. install....
 
Old 03-01-2003, 12:45 PM   #5
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Download all the file in this directory. These are all the rpms you need and some extras for mozilla1.2.1
 
Old 03-01-2003, 12:47 PM   #6
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Smile

Hi Ben:

Please go to www.tucows.com and look under Linux software. Or use the following link:

http://linux.tucows.com/internet/preview/9815.html

The version of Mozilla listed there is 1.3B. It is for version X11, whatever than means as I am new to Linux and this forum> I hope this helps.

Sincerely,

Herb
 
Old 03-01-2003, 05:16 PM   #7
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I clicked on the mozilla-1.2.1-0_rh8.i386.rpm file to install it, but I keep getting this:

http://everythingdm.com/misc/error.png
 
Old 03-01-2003, 05:46 PM   #8
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Sir did you download all the files that I linked you to in my previous post? Download them all to one directory and do:

rpm --force -Uvh mozilla*
 
Old 03-01-2003, 05:54 PM   #9
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Ah that command did it. Thanks Crashed_Again. It makes me wonder why it didn't work by double clicking on that file. And yes I did have all the packages.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 07:46 PM   #10
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told you it'd want nspr...
 
Old 03-01-2003, 09:09 PM   #11
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http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/r...RPMS/xft/i386/

create a directory to store some files. using a browser go to the above link. download all files. after you have them open a term window and "cd" into the directory these files are downloaded into.

"su" to root. and type:
rpm -Uvh mozilla*


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this should work.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 09:27 PM   #12
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I copied the latest version of mozilla (i.e 1.4) and now after I went through their nice installer it installed in the default /usr/local/bin/mozilla directory..which is all nice. But it didn't worry about actually removing my older redhat installation which is in /usr/bin. For now, I have just put the /usr/local/bin/mozilla directory in front of the /usr/bin directory to start the latest mozilla, but how do i uninstall the older version? Also, if I now uninstall, would it mean that the newer version would have some dependency problems?

Thanks for any insights
Shiva
 
Old 10-19-2003, 10:12 PM   #13
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The latest is version 1.5. Debian 3.0r1 comes with 1.0.0 so I'm planning to upgrade as well, not least for the pop-up killer. The only problem is that 87% of my 1.2-GB Linux partition is already used, and I don't want to repartition my hard drive to give Linux a decent amount of space.

The bad thing about Windows NTFS partitions is that they have "unmovable data" at the beginning and end of the partition so you can't shrink it too much without losing data. Alas, that means I'm stuck with about 100 MB of free space for Linux.
 
  


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