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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.
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!
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. :-)
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.
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.
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...)
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
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!