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Old 08-02-2003, 09:40 AM   #1
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Unistalling Mozilla 1.0.1 - revisited


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:
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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?

Thanks...

Edit: Dang it! I hate it when I make a typo, especially in the title, which can't be changed. Unistalling = Uninstalling

Last edited by itsjustme; 08-02-2003 at 09:46 AM.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 09:41 AM   #2
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I just kept the old version installed the last time - just be sure you don;t run it again. Unistalling it like hat should work though.
 
Old 08-02-2003, 11:51 AM   #3
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I just kept the old version installed the last time
I thought about that also. Just install 1.4 into a new directory. But, then when you go to add plugins later, don't they install to the original mozilla locations, such that you then have to go in and make links from the new mozilla plugins directory to the old directory? And also, then you have to make other links and move stuff around and edit stuff. (hehe, that was certainly an informative and technical sentence, eh?)

Since this is a fresh install of RH8 then, if possible, I'd like to just have one fresh occurrence of mozilla and not have to worry with linking or moving files around, etc.

So, anyway, I'm gonna try to do what Crashed_Again suggested, unless I get any more replies to the contrary soon.

Thanks...
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:37 PM   #4
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As a side note, I was looking through some of the threads about mplayer and decided to try apt-get. I also installed synaptic, via apt-get.

So, I thought, maybe there's a mozilla package there to simplify the process.

However, here's what's in there:

...package - Installed - Available
> mozilla - 35:1.0.1-24 - 35:1.0.2-2.8.0

I don't want to upgrade from 1.0.1 to 1.0.2, so, it looks like using apt-get might not actually give you what you want. Is it standard procedure to find the name on any latest package (not just mozilla) before using apt-get to get it and install it? Or is mozilla just not well supported in an automatic type packaging system, while others, such as mplayer, are usually available and updated to the newest versions?

Thanks...
 
Old 08-02-2003, 12:53 PM   #5
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You will very rarely get the latest version of an app in rpm form unless the developer releases an rpm version as well as the source. I always go to the softwares site and use the version from there.
 
  


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