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Old 01-26-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
waelaltaqi
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Firefox Upgrade ???


what is the best way to upgrade firefox without lossing themes, plugings and configurations ???? i installed firefox 1.5 RPM and when i'm trying to install it's conflecting with the older version ???
 
Old 01-26-2006, 04:00 PM   #2
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So .. did you install it or are you trying to install it ?

"I installed .. and when I'm trying to install it .."

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Old 01-26-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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Most Firefox and Thunderbird themes, extensions, configs, etc. are stored in your ~/.mozilla firectory and isn't affected by installations and upgrades. Some global plugins in /usr/lib/firefox might though.

Some people will say the best way is to use the automatic downloader utilities like apt-get or synaptic. Just to have more control I prefer to download the new version in the same format as the existing one, in this case a .rpm file, and use the rpm command from a command line with the upgrade option.
 
Old 01-26-2006, 04:51 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by introuble
So .. did you install it or are you trying to install it ?

"I installed .. and when I'm trying to install it .."

..
i'm not getting a conflitc anymore , but see this :
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -i /wael/Downloads/firefox-1.5-4.i386.rpm
warning: /wael/Downloads/firefox-1.5-4.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 30c9ecf8
error: Failed dependencies:
        nspr >= 4.6 is needed by firefox-1.5-4.i386
        nss >= 3.10 is needed by firefox-1.5-4.i386
        libcairo.so.2 is needed by firefox-1.5-4.i386
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) is needed by firefox-1.5-4.i386
        libpangocairo-1.0.so.0 is needed by firefox-1.5-4.i386
i downloaded libcairo.so.2 , but when i try to install it :

Code:
[root@localhost ~]# rpm -i /root/Desktop/cairo-1.0.2-3.1.i386.rpm
warning: /root/Desktop/cairo-1.0.2-3.1.i386.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 30c9ecf8
error: Failed dependencies:
        libc.so.6(GLIBC_2.4) is needed by cairo-1.0.2-3.1.i386

for every package firefox 1.5 needs , i'm getting more packages to download. it's kind of looping here and i know that it might work if i keept searching for packages , but isn't there a better and easier way ???
 
  


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