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Old 06-21-2003, 06:52 AM   #1
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how to uninstall mozilla


ok i went to get themes from that site that guy posted for me but they all say that they are for an older version of mozilla which is crap because on the site it says clearly they are for a higher version of mozilla so heres the thing.. i got the latest version of mozilla and installed it and it works fine under root but under my user i still open the old mozilla does anyone know how to switch that so i use 1.3.x instead of 0.9.9????
 
Old 06-21-2003, 08:51 AM   #2
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Re: how to uninstall mozilla

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Originally posted by i_is_cat
ok i went to get themes from that site that guy posted for me but they all say that they are for an older version of mozilla which is crap because on the site it says clearly they are for a higher version of mozilla so heres the thing.. i got the latest version of mozilla and installed it and it works fine under root but under my user i still open the old mozilla does anyone know how to switch that so i use 1.3.x instead of 0.9.9????
I assume you are in a GUI. Which one? If it is in either KDE or GNOME have you read the docs about how to change where a menu or button points? For eample, have you right clicked a icon and examined its properties? Have you tried to create a new icon and set its properties. You are right, it can all be very frustrating.

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Old 06-21-2003, 09:45 AM   #3
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You can put a symlink to mozilla 1.3.x in /usr/local/bin because that normally comes before /bin in your PATH.
 
Old 06-21-2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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well in a shell if i'm root and i type mozilla it pops up the new version so i created a link to application and put mozilla in there but because i'm a user it opens the old version i tried deleting all the files from the old version in /home/i_is_cat/.mozilla and replacing them with the ones in /root/.mozilla and it didn't work in fact it fucked up even more because now when i open mozilla as my user it asks me which user i want to open with and the only predefined user is "default" which it won't let me choose so every time i open mozilla i get the old verion 0.9.9 and i have to add myself as a new user
oh i use kde
and zmedico i haven't got a clue what you mean
 
Old 06-21-2003, 10:16 PM   #5
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The instructions for installing Mozilla say to install into a different directory than the original. It also says to run Mozilla once as root, it installs the necessary files for users to run Mozilla, then you run it as a user. I suggest you backup /root/.mozilla, then delete both /root/.mozilla and /home/i_is_cat/.mozilla. Then go into a console as root and type:

/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla

(if that's where your installation put it). Then run the same command as a user. You should then find re-juvenated .mozilla files in your home directory. Then you can go chasing how to link your menu and desktop icons to /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla. You should probably uninstall the older version.

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Old 06-21-2003, 11:03 PM   #6
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zmedico i haven't got a clue what you mean
When you try to run one program and the wrong version starts up, the root of the problem often lies in the PATH environment variable. This variable holds a list of places to search when you type a command. You can see what's in that variable by doing "echo $PATH" and you can check if mozilla is in your PATH using the command "which mozilla"

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You should probably uninstall the older version.
I agree, it's nice to erase unecessary bloat like that. He can do an "rpm -qa | grep mozilla" to find all the packages he wants to remove.

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Old 06-21-2003, 11:58 PM   #7
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ok well i uninstalled the old mozilla and now when i start the new one it keeps popping up the profile manager and asking me to create a new profile
it happens every single time
i checked the mozilla page out and it said to try "./mozilla -p i_is_cat" and i tried that but got this

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla-bin.pure.

can anyone help plz? :/
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:30 AM   #8
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Maybe it's having trouble with the contents of ~/.mozilla . If so you could back up your bookmarks then wipe out all the mozilla configuration data with "rm -rf ~/.mozilla"
 
  


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