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deus_machinarum 09-22-2005 01:36 PM

hi all
I had Firefox 1.0.6 installed as an rpm on my Suse 9.3. Now I installed the 1.0.7 Version(due to security reasons, dunno if it was really necesarry) using the installer they provide on the webpage. Miraculously it had all the bookmarks and stuff from the other version.
Now, would it be safe to uninstall the rpm one and still keep all the config stuff?

thx for you help

Mega Man X 09-22-2005 01:42 PM

Linux and most of its applications typically save your configuration files in hidden folder/files inside the user's home. Hidden files in Linux usually start with a "." (dot) and are not displayed with ls command (use ls -a to show those files instead). Most likely, your Firefox saves your files to ~/.firefox or ~/.mozilla/firefox. You could backup that folder when trying out new things.

Now here is a question... why would you want to remove the .rpm if everything is working fine? :)

deus_machinarum 09-22-2005 01:55 PM

because I've now got two firefoxes installed(the rpm one and the 1.0.7 one) which seems unnecessary, but you are right: as long as it does not cause any problems i guess I'll leave it that way


Mega Man X 09-22-2005 01:58 PM

Oh, that's right, you have 2 installed. Sorry, I've missed that part... Well, it's up to you. If you want to remove the old version, I think it should be ok (backup those config files first). What could happen is that some other application depends on Firefox and should need to be removed together with it. That's not always the case, but can happen. YaST, however, should tell you that removing Firefox will or not remove other applications as well ;)

Good luck!

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