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Old 03-17-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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instal netscape suse 8.0


Gdday !
Just installed Suse 8.0 and wish to use netscape 7.0 .have doenloaded installer but still cant install because i dont know which file and app to use .what is the linux equivilient of .exe and which app do i use to instal netscape ?
In KDE 3.0 how do i restore the default settings as i have accidently lost all the toolbars ? Right licking the window title bar and selecting configer has no restore defaults button in it !

Any advice most welcome please ..
Also what does pap stand for ,i gues the last letter is protocol ,maybe middle letter is application ?

thanks ...
 
Old 03-17-2003, 06:06 PM   #2
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I haven't done Netscape, but I'll give you a hand. You'll need to answere a couple questions for me, though...

What file did you download? .rpm or .tar.gz?

If it was some form of zipped file, did you get it unzipped?

Is there a netscape-installer or some-such directory now?

Is there a README in the new directory? If there is, it should tell you in there what you need to do.

I use Mozilla, and highly recommend it. Netscape released their source code a few years ago, and the Mozilla project was created. Mozilla coders then surpassed Netscape coders, and now Netscape is built from Mozilla code. Since they are still a commercial outfit, Netscape changed some options in the code to make it more profitable to them. I hear there is a bit less control for blocking pop-ups and whatnot, though I don't know first-hand.

Anyway, installing Netscape should be pretty similar to installing Mozilla. It downloads as a mozilla-blah-blah-blah.tar.gz . In my downloads directory, I run...

tar xzf mozilla-blah-blah-blah.tar.gz

...which unzips the .tar.gz file and creates a new directory called mozilla-installer . I cd into the new directory, and check the README. In the Linux Installation Instructions section, it says to run the mozilla-installer command. So, I run...

./mozilla-installer

...and follow the directions. After that, Mozilla is installed.
 
Old 03-19-2003, 03:37 PM   #3
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Hello ranger nemo

I downloaded a file called netscape-686.pc-linux-gnu installer.tar.gz

Also arrived netscape-installer


What is the app to use to unzip the files ? is there a winzip in linux ?

There is no readme to view but it could be in zip file.

thanx for your help ......
 
Old 03-19-2003, 05:00 PM   #4
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From a command-line...

tar xzf netscape*.tar.gz

...will unzip it nicely.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 12:34 PM   #5
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hi,
i have used the command above as advised by ranger-nemo.

read the readme .and this says cd to
netcape installer and to run installer
with run script ./netscape-installer this also fails to install netscape .

can anyone help on this ?
 
Old 03-23-2003, 02:07 PM   #6
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I think Netscape7 is on one of the SuSE 8.0 cds, which is odd cause 8.1 just has Netscape4x on one of the cds.

Last edited by Edward78; 03-23-2003 at 02:08 PM.
 
Old 03-23-2003, 03:32 PM   #7
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netscape

Yes netscape6 IS on cd .thanks it is now installed ok
 
  


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