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Old 07-05-2004, 08:50 AM   #1
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upgrading mozilla to latest version


Hello All,

I need help on upgrading mozilla to the latest stable version on Fedora1. Also will I loose my bookmarks and other links when I do this upgrade?
I am new to this OS, so I would appreciate complete steps.

Thanks

Fedora1
P4 /2.4 gig
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Old 07-05-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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First, no, you shouldn't lose your bookmarks. Those are stored in a file in ~/.mozilla , and aren't touched by the installer.

If you want to upgrade to the most recent version supplied by Fedora, then you would simply run the command "yum update mozilla" as root.

If you want to upgrade to the most recent version supplied by Mozilla, then you would download the file...

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...staller.tar.gz

Then, ungzip/untar it with "tar -xzf mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.7-installer.tar.gz". This will create a new directory "mozilla-installer".

Inside the new directory is the installer porgram, also called "mozilla-installer". Just run that, "./mozilla-installer", follow the directions, and it will install.

Before installing the official Mozilla release, I would suggest you remove the Fedora release... "yum remove mozilla" will do it. It wouldn't really hurt not to, but then it's another package yum will be keeping track of, and looking to update anytime you run "yum update".
 
Old 07-05-2004, 10:37 AM   #3
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HOLD THE PHONE !!!

Check the replies to this message...

<< http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=196599 >>

Seems Mozilla hosts a yum repository with the latest RPMs in it. I haven't really looked, yet, but that would be the way to go.
 
Old 07-05-2004, 10:51 AM   #4
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The Mozilla yum repo works... I just installed 1.7 from it, and am using it to write this.

Put this the following entry in your /etc/yum.conf...
Code:
[mozilla-seamonkey]
name=Mozilla SeaMonkey Releases
baseurl=http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/mozilla/yum/SeaMonkey/releases/current/redhat/$releasever
...and run "yum update".
 
Old 07-31-2004, 03:49 AM   #5
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Ok I have apt-get and when i try to run $ apt-get upgrade mozilla it tells me that I have the most current version. But i have 1.4 How do I make apt-get get the newset version which is 1.7 Next after I install does anyone have a scrypt that i could run to transfer my plugins from 1.4 to the plugins in 1.7. Just being a lazy bum about the plugns if there arent any I will see about making one. Thankyou
 
Old 08-01-2004, 05:53 AM   #6
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Hello blufire,

Quote:
Ok I have apt-get and when i try to run $ apt-get upgrade mozilla it tells me that I have the most current version.
Did you run $apt-get update before trying to run $apt-get install mozilla (I think "install" is the correct command, "upgrade" is used for upgrading your Linux version?

Check your etc/apt/sources.list

You should have something like this at least: (or a Japanese mirror : ftp.jp.debian.org ....)

#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian woody main contrib non-free
#deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian sarge main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free

Check the mozilla version you want on the debian site (packages : the 1.7 version may be in sarge (testing) or in sid (unstable).

I don't bother about debian packages when it comes to Mozilla and its consorts (Firefox, thunderbird): I download the tar.gz files from the mozilla web site and install it (very easy, since they are binary files) -- this way I'm sure to get the latest stable version.

As I had Mozilla 1.0 on my Linux distro, i upgraded to the latest woody version (1.5 at the time) to make sure I got all the necessary libraries installed on the system. I didn't remove that Mozilla version (i thought i might remove the libraries as well), and installed Mozilla from the tar.gz file (the web wite tells you how to install). It installs into a diffrent dir (/usr/local/ is usually the one) from the deb package, so there shouldn't be any problems.

As for plugins, yours may be outdated, especially the java, and flash plugins (there's a whole page on the java site telling you how to install java and the plugin).
If you remove Mozilla, the plugins folder will go too. Make a copy of it in your /home/dir so next time you only have to copy this folder into your mozilla program dir.
 
Old 08-03-2004, 07:53 AM   #7
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Hey, Bluefire,

The repo I listed only works with yum. You'll either need to 1) use yum, B) manually download and install the packages from the ftp server, or 11) find an apt server that supplies the packages.

As for 1) or B), I just saw you have RH9 listed as your distro... The Mozilla packages might not work since they were built for Fedora Core 1 and 2.

I would suggest you just download the tar.gz from Mozilla.org and install that way. It is pretty simple.
 
Old 08-04-2004, 11:31 AM   #8
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Ok I ended up deleteing the previous directory for mozilla downloaded the 1.7 tar.gz file upacked it installed it and it runs fine. I manually linked the plugins for java and I re-installed the plugger 5.1. and that took care of all the plugins for realplayer wmv mpeg and such. THank you all for your help. I would still like help in building a script that would copy the files from one directory to another and then when i am done installing something new i can just copy them back to the new directory. ie from plugins to a safe directory and back to the new plugins.
thanks
 
Old 08-04-2004, 12:24 PM   #9
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I wrote a little script that I am using to update firefox daily.

It creates a directory in your ${HOME} directory called ~/Applications, installs Firefox, and creates a GNOME menu entry.

Here it is:

http://people.i-vsn.com/cparker/publ...update_firefox

Hope that this helps. Just chmod +x update_firefox and run ./update_firefox

Do not run this as root. Run this as a regular user.
 
Old 08-05-2004, 01:11 PM   #10
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Hello, blufire,

Glad to hear Mozilla is running fine.

Quote:
I re-installed the plugger 5.1. and that took care of all the plugins for realplayer wmv mpeg and such.
MozPLugger 1.5 does install an amazing number of pluggins -- yet not for real files : you may have a look at this thread here http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...08#post1088008

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