Ok, I just reformatted this hard drive and reinstalled Red Hat 8.0. I chose the 'install everything' option. Red Hat 8 installs Mozilla 1.0.1. I searched around (
) and know that Mozilla recommends removing a previous version before installing a newer version. However, from my searching
, there is no clear cut direction on how to do it
, as many of you know. As root, I ran:
find / -name 'mozilla*' -print
and got 52 hits. I was thinking that I would simply (well, not simply) go in and delete all 52 of these files/directories and then also delete the .mozilla directory. (I have nothing from this initial install of mozilla 1.0.1 that I need to keep. No bookmarks, no profile, etc...)
Originally I just tried 'rpm -e mozilla', but I got 19 failed dependencies.
Then I came across this in a closed thread:
originally posted by Crashed_Again
You can easily remove mozilla by doing:
rpm -qa | grep mozilla
Then take packages given by that command and remove all of them in one move:
rpm -e mozilla mozilla-devel blah blah blah
replacing blah blah blah with all the installed mozilla packages.
So, I thought I would try that, but I was curious if anybody has actually done this to get a newer version of mozilla installed.
Looks like this might work, but since I got the failed dependencies with 'rpm -e mozilla', I'm thinking that I could do what is recommended here, but I just need to stick 'mozilla' at the end of the list?
Anybody care to confirm this?
Edit: Dang it! I hate it when I make a typo, especially in the title, which can't be changed. Unistalling = Uninstalling