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Old 12-22-2001, 03:22 AM   #1
salman
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Mozilla 0.9.2 to 0.9.6 upgrade woes !!!


Hello Linux buddies,

I am using Red Hat 7.2 and with this came the preinstalled Mozilla 0.9.2 release. I downloaded newest Mozilla version 0.9.6 in the form of following RPM packages.

a) mozilla-0.9.6-0.i386.rpm
b) mozilla-mail-0.9.6-0.i386.rpm
c) mozilla-chat-0.9.6-0.i386.rpm
d) mozilla-psm-0.9.6-0.i386.rpm

Then I did "rpm -qa|grep mozilla" querry and found few packages, like psm, chat, mail, naturis & main package which I tried to unintall (rpm -e). It worked for few packages but not for all and currently following packages are still remained installed :
a) nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
b) mozilla-0.9.2.1-2

These packages could not be uninstalled due to some dependencies. Here are the error messgages:

"nautilus-mozilla is needed by nautilus-1.0.4-43"
and

mozilla >= 0.9.2-10 is needed by nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
mozilla = 0.9.2.1 is needed by galeon-0.11.3-2
libgtkembedmoz.so is needed by nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
libgtkembedmoz.so is needed by galeon-0.11.3-2
libgtksuperwin.so is needed by nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
libgtksuperwin.so is needed by galeon-0.11.3-2
libnspr4.so is needed by nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
libnspr4.so is needed by galeon-0.11.3-2
libplc4.so is needed by nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
libplc4.so is needed by galeon-0.11.3-2
libplds4.so is needed by nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
libplds4.so is needed by galeon-0.11.3-2
libxpcom.so is needed by nautilus-mozilla-1.0.4-43
libxpcom.so is needed by galeon-0.11.3-2

Now the situation is that I am left with these two RPM packages of old Mozilla version, which can't be removed and I can't install new Mozilla anyway.

And to worsten the irony, by mistake I clicked on Mozilla icon in panel and that CRASHED my Red Hat Linux 7.2 as it totally went unresponsive .. even to CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE !!!! (this is amazing because I always hear Linux is the most stable platform which can never be crashed like windows).

So, someone can help me to tell what shall I do now & how can I proceed ?

PS: Sorry for long question, but I didn't had enough time to make it short :-)

Thanks & seasons greetings !

Salman
 
Old 12-22-2001, 04:03 AM   #2
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you need to upgrade rather than remove and install, that way the depencies will never be broken.

rpm -U mozilla.x.x.x.rpm

It is getting like a bit of a personal mission, but seeing as half of those deps involve galeon, i'd suggest you didn't bother with mozilla and used galeon instead. it uses all the good bits of mozilla, but is much faster. And if you don't like it, remove it, and the deps will dissapear.

it is however possible for you to simply force an uninstall of an rpm using the --force option, IF you are 100000% sure the dependencies wil be fixed when you install whatever. That is of course assuming you want the dependent programs to work. I personally really dislike nautilus, seems a bit M$-ish, so i wouldn't care if it broke the dep. it's not great practise tho, of course.

oh and galeon and nautilus are both GNOME programs, so if you're on kde then you may as well take them out anyway. you of course NOT be on kde anyway... but that's another tirade...

Last edited by bluecadet; 12-22-2001 at 04:04 AM.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 04:14 AM   #3
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Bluecadet thanks for your quick answer. I am kinda confused as where to begin with now, because I am somewhere in the middle now having removed few RPMs of Mozilla 0.9.2 already ... how to get back to square 1 and then do rpm -U <mozilla 0.9.6> ?

And for Galeon, I also think its faster but I have very old ver & wanted to download the latest one ... but read that it has dependency for Mozilla 0.9.6 as well ... so it looks to me i have to first fix my mozilla. please advice what shall i do and how to proceed. Thanks !!

PS: and do you mean that kde is better than gnome ? I have no experience because my RH7.2 CD came with GNOME only, but if u recommend i'll give it a try.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 04:39 AM   #4
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no! kde mings!

oh yeah galeon 1 needs moz.9.6 i forgot.

well, just upgrade those base rpms that are givving you the problems, and then install the other ones normally if you want them, they wouldn't be needed for galeon though, only the base rpm, so if you do use galeon then i wouldn't install them anyway

rh72 came with gnome only?? oh no, yeah it gives you a choice on install of having kde OR gnome. unlike mandrake which let's you install as many window manager as you like. kde, gnome, twm, mwm, fwm, windowmaker, blackbox, xfce, icewm, sawfish, enlightenment...

gnome is great, kde sucks.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 09:44 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by bluecadet
rh72 came with gnome only?? oh no, yeah it gives you a choice on install of having kde OR gnome. unlike mandrake which let's you install as many window manager as you like. kde, gnome, twm, mwm, fwm, windowmaker, blackbox, xfce, icewm, sawfish, enlightenment...
Actually, Redhat 7.2 does allow you to install as many window managers as you like, but in order to install any besides KDE or GNOME, you have to go through the package list and select the rest of the ones that you want to install.
 
Old 12-22-2001, 10:39 AM   #6
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well rh72 doesn't even include blackbox or xfce on it's installation disks... pretty poor selection really
 
  


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