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Old 01-24-2003, 04:31 PM   #1
Misteree
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Galeon/Mozilla problems


I wanted to install the latest Mozilla (1.2) and the readme mentioned something about possible problems if installing on top of the old one.

So I yanked out the old one, installed the new one, and now I can't use Galeon.

The message says:

"Cannot find Mozilla installation directory. Set MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME to your Mozilla directory"

Sorry, but I'm a bit lame with this. I have no idea what it means.
Could somone tell me what I should do ?
 
Old 01-24-2003, 05:00 PM   #2
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Most likely Mozilla was installed in a different place than it was prior, you need to export the path so programs know where to find it like Galeon for instance..

Should be along the lines on something like this after you've installed Mozilla:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.0"
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.0"

But the path may differ depending on your system, try to do a find on it. Also if you search on google for MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME it comes up with tons of links regarding it that might help.
 
Old 01-24-2003, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks trickykid.

You're right. I just installed Flash6 plug-in for Linux

http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/...nguage=English

and during the installation process it had a problem with it.
It was a good thing that it gave an example of what to do, which is what made me realize that there was a new mozilla folder in /urs/lib/

I'll check goog for the info, but I'm still very lame when it comes to the command line. I don't know what to do about this MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME thing...(???)

Is what you wrote:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.0"
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.0"
something I should write on the comman line?
 
Old 01-24-2003, 06:57 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Misteree
Is what you wrote:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.0"
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME="/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2.0"
something I should write on the comman line?
Should be something similiar or identical perhaps. But that should fix the problem I do believe in most cases, at least for the Galeon problem.
 
Old 01-29-2003, 12:07 PM   #5
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Hi.

I'm back after a complete meltdown.

I won't bore you with the usual gory details, but now I'm up and running with Mandrake 9

In collecting my thoughts, in the aftermath, this is what I concluded:

NEVER FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS!!!

Moz's docs say that installing it over an older version may cause problems.
Ha!

With the original installation, a fair chunk of Moz gets installed in
/usr/lib/mozilla
and X and/or KDE use that directory a lot.

When Moz is removed for installing a newer version, that directory stays there, but important other things are removed.
And the new Moz creates a new directory, in my case called:
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.2

Now, the system (X and/or KDE) has no interest in that new Moz directory.
It wants what's in the original directory, and if it can't find it... disaster!

But I'm just guessing here. Maybe I'm wrong?

I tried your "export..." thingy suggestion. It helped for a while, but the system continued to degenerate, until I lost the K menu and eventually, I couldn't even bring up a console.
A reboot kept me in real mode, and "startx" didn't work.

So that was that.

Mandrake 9 came with Moz 1.1, which I find a little buggy, and I would still like to go to Moz 1.2, but now, I'm a little traumatized.

I would very much like opinions about whether I should just go ahead and install Moz 1.2 on top of everything as I would for any other app.

BTW, I only do RPMs.
Sorry, haven't learned how to compile yet.


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