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.
With the original installation, a fair chunk of Moz gets installed in
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:
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.
Last edited by Misteree; 01-29-2003 at 12:19 PM.