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Old 03-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
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problem with installing .deb files


hey all, i just turned from suse to debian, actually not debian but debian based disto (auditor) which is a live CD but i installed it on my HDD
now the problem is there is mozilla firefox in that which s kinda old version(1.0) , i downloaded the .rpm package of mozilla firefox 1.5.0 , used "alien" to convert it to .deb package...done upto this point.

now when i give the command
Code:
"dpkg -i mozillafirefox_1.5.0.1-6.1_i386.deb"
it returns me with the following error:

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root@_aman_:~# dpkg -i mozillafirefox_1.5.0.1-6.1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 111543 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking mozillafirefox (from mozillafirefox_1.5.0.1-6.1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing mozillafirefox_1.5.0.1-6.1_i386.deb (--install):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/share/man/man1/firefox.1.gz', which is also in package mozilla-firefox
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mozillafirefox_1.5.0.1-6.1_i386.deb
moreover i tried to install from source code, (.tar.gz), extracted it, and tried to run " ./configure" and it returns me the error :
Code:
root@_aman_:~/firefox# ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
wht should i do...
thx

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Old 03-10-2006, 02:54 PM   #2
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Looks like you need to uninstall the existing firefox first...
 
Old 03-10-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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thx for replying plvaldez, how should i do that, i mean from command line...?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 03:02 PM   #4
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srry for double post

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Old 03-10-2006, 03:41 PM   #5
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Which version of Debian is Auditor based on? Does Auditor use the official Debian repositories?
 
Old 03-10-2006, 03:52 PM   #6
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For removing programs, you usually use apt-get remove mozilla-firefox.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 04:20 PM   #7
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i removed that with the command, i googled it, and now there is another thing while doing this :
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root@_aman_:~# dpkg -i mozillafirefox_1.5.0.1-6.1_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 111274 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mozillafirefox 1.5.0.1-6.1 (using mozillafirefox_1.5.0.1-6.1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement mozillafirefox ...
Setting up mozillafirefox (1.5.0.1-6.1) ...
ldconfig: /usr/lib/libsdp.so.2 is not a symbolic link


root@_aman_:~#
and i knw its debian but dunno which specific distro its based on, but when i boot my pc with grub (its a dual boot pc with win XP and auditor).... it asks for my choice like which OS i want to run, winXP or "Debian GNU/Linux,kernel 2.6.11 - auditor - 10"

any help would be good, thx
 
Old 03-10-2006, 04:37 PM   #8
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Well, if I were you, I'd just install Debian proper from CD. Atleast that way you know which specific branch you're using. The problem with alot of these live CDs, is that they mix and match different branches (stable, testing, unstable), so hard drive installs aren't usually ideal. I also think it's a better idea installing official Debian packages, as opposed to aliening RPMs whenever possible.
 
Old 03-10-2006, 04:54 PM   #9
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well this is just a testing machine, i thought i would test it b4 installing it on my laptop...well i think i should quit, its not gonna work with live cd, any good versions of debian, heard of sarge alredy...
 
Old 03-10-2006, 04:57 PM   #10
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How experience are you? Sarge is pure Debian (the stable version). Etch is Debian testing. Ubuntu is based on Debian, only more setup for Newbies. As are Mepis and Kanotix. They're both live CD's that have hard drive install stripts. I think Kanotix is more compatible with Debian pure.

Take the quizes in my signature to see if there's a linux you might prefer...
 
Old 03-10-2006, 05:08 PM   #11
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ok it says..
mandriva
mepis
kubuntu
suse
debian

in adition.....ubuntu and fedora...lol. nice test though
 
Old 03-10-2006, 05:34 PM   #12
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Well, if you're looking at Debian based, that's mepis, kubuntu, debian, and ubuntu. Mandriva and Suse and Fedora are all RPM based. Mepis installs easily to the hard drive, but I believe it is not fully compatible with Debian pure. Kubuntu would probably be a good shot for you.
 
Old 03-11-2006, 08:31 PM   #13
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srry i have to get bak, am on the testing machine and i was juss wondering that how to remove that error, everything is fine now but whenever i try to install anything, like anything, it gives me the only one error everytime...

/usr/lib/libsdp.so.2 is not a symbolic link

how this can be fixed. (just curious)

thxxx... and the second test gives me an option to choose from slackware and debian...

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Old 03-13-2006, 01:44 PM   #14
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/usr/lib/libsdp.so.2 is not a symbolic link

how this can be fixed. (just curious)
You should have several files in /usr/lib/ or /lib named libsdp.so* .. they probably have the same size.
Keep libsdp.so.2.x , remove the others (libsdp.so.2 and maybe libsdp.so) and run ldconfig, it will recreate the links
 
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apt-get install --reinstall libsdb2
 
  


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