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Old 04-07-2003, 06:55 PM   #1
Comatose51
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RedHat and Mozilla problem


RedHat 8.0 comes with Mozilla 1.0.1. I want to upgrade to Mozilla 1.3 but they only have the .tar files, not the RPM. However, when I go to uninstall the old Mozilla I find out that all these other programs are dependent on it. So how do I go about upgrading it?

Basically, I want to remove the old Mozilla, install the new one, and let all the dependent programs know where the new one is.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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First find out what mozilla packages you have installed exactly:

rpm -qa | grep mozilla

You can either remove all the programs by doing:

rpm --nodeps -e mozilla
rpm --nodeps -e mozilla-devel

etc.

or you can just update all the new packages that you get from here by doing:

rpm -Uvh mozilla*
 
Old 04-07-2003, 09:54 PM   #3
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Also if you're running Gnome 2, you might like to try these Mozilla RPM's that have GTK2 support:

http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/r..._8x_RPMS/gtk2/
 
Old 04-12-2003, 03:28 PM   #4
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Cool! Thanks a lot.

For future reference, if I can't get a RPM of some program, what do I do about dependencies?
 
Old 04-12-2003, 09:59 PM   #5
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You can try installing it from source and then installing the RPM with the --nodeps flag to ignore dependencies - obviously you need to be sure all the dependencies have been met, otherwise you could have problems!

Also, remember to check http://www.rpmfind.net before you conclude that no RPM's exist for it.
 
Old 04-12-2003, 10:43 PM   #6
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There are clear instructions on how to install mozilla 1.3 on my guide.

link is in my sig below.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 03:35 AM   #7
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why not just take the new mozilla tarball and install it in /opt? It will create an /opt/mozilla directory, that's what I do. Works like a champ. This way it wont interfere with any of your rpm mozilla's plus you dont have to worry about this stuff: -U -ivh -nodeps -alsdjf and whatever else. :-)
 
Old 04-13-2003, 03:52 AM   #8
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I installed mine without uninstalling the previous version and have had absolutely no problems.
They install to different directories.
/usr/bin
/usr/local

The newer version even imported my settings from the older version.

BTW, 1.3 is a lot better than 1.0.1 IMO
 
Old 04-13-2003, 08:08 AM   #9
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Yes but be careful with this... if you install 1.4 the same way you did with 1.3 it will overwrite 1.3.

The reason why the settings were "imported" is because Mozilla looks is your ~/.mozilla folder for all your settings, cache, etc... This means that if you change your settings in one Mozilla version, it may change it in the other one also.

Of course all these things may be desirable, but it always helps to be informed.
 
Old 04-13-2003, 09:56 AM   #10
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yes that is true, however, I knew which directory 1.3 was going to go into cause I checked and I wanted to keep mu old version. When upgrading to the next version, I will either make uninstall my previous one or I will overwrite it.
There is no sense in having three of the same thing on my system at once.
It is better to know this though, like you said.
 
Old 04-17-2003, 07:24 AM   #11
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Does anyone know wether the RH8 rpm's will run on RH9 (which comes with Moz 1.2) without problems? I'm reluctant to upgrade from a tarball, since I've had some bad experiences breaking dependencies (Nautilus, Galeon, etc...)
 
Old 04-17-2003, 01:06 PM   #12
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as long as you didn't do a base install, then you should be ok.

another thing to consider is that your current mozilla will probably be in your /usr/bin directory - the one that is being installed will be in your /usr/local/bin directory so you don't need to uninstall the old one before you upgrade to the new one. I have installed it on rh 9 with no problems from the tar file - get the installer though. That way all you have to do is extract it and then cd /mozilla and then type ./mozilla-installer - then a nice gui window comes up and guides you through the whole install - you need to be root though, so you can access and create the /usr/local/mozilla directory so log on as root first.

btw, the new version of mozilla (1.4) opens your homepage when you open a new tab.
if you have any questions, feel free to ask me
 
Old 04-17-2003, 04:22 PM   #13
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Thanks, yowwww! I upgraded to 1.3 without any problems at all, using the RH8 rpms. Still got a small dependency issue with Galeon, which I solved by getting rid of it. The rpms installed in /usr/bin, replacing my previous installation. I remember the tarball installing in /usr/local/bin on a previous occassion, though.

I use a nightly build from the 1.4 series (Win32) at work, but I actually prefer 1.3, because I don t like the new UI for the popup manager - and I have my homepage set to about:blank anyway :-) ... Like your website!
 
Old 04-17-2003, 04:40 PM   #14
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thanks a lot, glad it worked out for ya
 
Old 06-25-2003, 10:46 PM   #15
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Smile Mozilla 1.0.1 to 1.3 using rpms

I upgraded the mozilla 1.0.1 that came with Redhat 8 to mozilla 1.3 using the xtf rpms that are located here:

http://ftp36.newaol.com/pub/mozilla/...RPMS/xft/i386/

I just put all the rpms in a folder and did:

RPM -Uhv mozilla*

and it went without a problem.

It actually upgraded/replaced the old 1.0.1 installation with the newer 1.3 version and kept all my bookmarks and all. No issues I can see.

The fonts sure are a heck of a lot more readable with XTF enabled. So much more that is deserves a WOW!

Why would font anti-alaising not be the default?
 
  


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