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Old 11-30-2006, 09:48 AM   #1
Satadru Sengupta
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Unhappy Problems installing Firefox 2.0 on FC5.

First off, I would like to begin with by saying that I typed in the following command line, as root, from the bash prompt:
yum --enablerepo=development install firefox

The entire lot of packages (16 of them in all, and worth 61 MB) were downloaded. However, soon after the following message was received:

Transaction Check Error: file /etc/gre.d/gre.conf conflicts between attempted installs of mozilla-1.7.13-1.1.fc5 and firefox-2.0-2.fc7

Please could you help me.

Thanks in advance.
Old 11-30-2006, 10:14 AM   #2
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In this kinds of situations where you have a conflict between packages (no, people don't invent them to irritate you, there's a reason why they conflict), you have usually options to choose from:

1) leave the conflicting file/package where it is, don't install the stuff you inteded to
2) remove the package which includes the conflicting file and try to install the stuff you intended to
3) force install the stuff you intended to, and see the results -- but remember, this is generally a bad idea

Why do you want to install FF2 from development? I thought Mozilla had a straight binary download in their site, and surely there are rpm packages (non-dev) for that..
Old 11-30-2006, 10:24 PM   #3
Satadru Sengupta
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As I am a complete newbie to all this, could you please guide me as to how I can go about installing rpm downloads of FF2. I scoured the mozilla site, but couldnt get any definitive answers. Hence, the request on this forum.


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