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Old 03-17-2003, 06:49 PM   #1
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Could use help on uninstalling mozilla


I have searched through this forum and google, but I still have some remaining questions on uninstalling Mozilla.

I am currently using Mozilla1.0.1 and would like to upgrade.
According to the Mozilla release notes I need to remove the mozila1.0 directory and the /.mozilla directory.

My problem is that I have a /usr/share/idl/mozilla-1.0.1 directory i have a
/usr/include/mozilla-1.0.1 directory and a /usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.1 directory.

Do I remove them all?

If I use the rpm -e option there are a ton of dependencies that I do not know if i should bypass or remove or what?

I could really use some guidance!!
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:16 PM   #2
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rpm -qa | grep -i mozilla

you will see all rpms that consitutes mozilla browser/mail client/etc

you can do
rpm -e --nodeps those files



rpm -e --nodeps `rpm -qa | grep -i mozilla` might work or might now work.. =(
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:20 PM   #3
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./ mozilla will be in your home directory as a hidden folder.

i'ld suggest renaming that so you can save your mail etc, should be able to import all of that when you install new version.

as for rpm, suggest removing all of the dependancies, but don't blame me if something else breaks!!

in future I suggest that you don't use rpms, rather compile from source, more control that way.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 07:38 PM   #4
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yeah compiling source is much cleaner.
but it takes forever to compile mozilla unless you have 2.0Ghz+ cpu

i would use rpms for mozilla/galeon/gaim ..
everything else.. source compile =)
 
Old 03-17-2003, 09:03 PM   #5
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I'll give it a shot.

Thank you
 
Old 03-17-2003, 09:22 PM   #6
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The new Mozilla version 1.3 has a simple install script that will delete previous versions of Mozilla. During the GUI install you will be prompted and asked if you want to remove the previous version.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:49 PM   #7
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Thanks.

So you suggest I should just run the rpm install and it will take care of it?

or use the tar.gz file
 
Old 03-17-2003, 10:57 PM   #8
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Mozilla 1.3 comes in tar.gz. When you unpack it:

tar xzvf mozilla*

and go into the new directory:

cd mozilla*

there is a script called something like installer.sh . Just do:

./installer.sh

and the rest is self-explanatory.
 
Old 03-17-2003, 11:02 PM   #9
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Thanks.

I'll do it that way then. I just wasn't sure if it would cause problems if I didn't remove the old one first.

Cuz I had tired to do it like that before and ran into problems.
I have a shortcut icon on my panel that wouldn't open mozilla(i had to link it to the new one) and my documentation for my system by defualt opens in mozilla. But after I installed mozilla it started to open in konquorer?

Why is that?
 
Old 03-17-2003, 11:30 PM   #10
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What probably happened was that when you uninstalled mozilla redhat changed the default browser to konquorer. Now you have to change it back. I'm not sure exactly how.
 
Old 03-18-2003, 12:24 AM   #11
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ok,

I checked out info on FHS and from what I understand programs should typically be installed in /usr/local.

But it looks to me like mozilla-1.0.1 is installed in /usr/include which is for c files or something like that.

Won't this mess up my install of a new version? If i install in /usr/local?

I know im being crazy about this I just don't want to mess anything up
 
  


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