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Old 03-27-2004, 01:01 AM   #1
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I've been looking all over the firefox site. I can't get information on install it. Also, I'd like to uninstall mozilla 1.4 before my firefox .8 install. How should I accomplish?

How does installation and uninstallation function on Linux?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 01:30 AM   #2
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Depends entirely on the distro. I'm assuming you're talking about Slackware. In that case, it would be:
$ su -c pkgtool
Go to uninstall, or remove, or whatever, and go down the list until you get to mozilla. Keep in mind, however, this only works for programs that were installed using pkgtool, or installpkg.

To install firefox, download it to somewhere in your home directory, and do:
$ tar -xzvf firefox*

Then move it over to a system directory with:
$ su -c 'mv firefox /usr/lib/firefox-0.8' <--(assuming you're using 0.8)

Then update your menus to point /usr/lib/firefox-0.8/firefox, or give it a desktop icon, or something.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 02:11 AM   #3
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Excellent. Now how do I configure my KDE startup menu? (So I can remove Mozilla and add Mozilla FireFox to the Internet menu.) Also, Slackware's pkgtool is as close as I'll get to a Windows-like add/remove menu for this distro?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 02:52 AM   #4
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Excellent. Now how do I configure my KDE startup menu? (So I can remove Mozilla and add Mozilla FireFox to the Internet menu.) Also, Slackware's pkgtool is as close as I'll get to a Windows-like add/remove menu for this distro?
I think you can right click the menu and pick an option to edit it. If not, then it's somewhere in the control center.

As for an installer, I haven't tried it, but I've heard good thins about slapt-get(search for it on google). If it works like it should, it's even better than the windows installer, able to download the programs, install, or remove them automatically.

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Old 03-27-2004, 09:12 AM   #5
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As fas as installers go, I use a combination of pkgtool and swaret, which is similar to slapt-get. Swaret and slapt-get are command line tools. If you are looking for a GUI tool for package management, I haven't seen one for Slack.

Just a side note, Mozilla and Firefox run just fine along side each other.

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Old 03-27-2004, 01:36 PM   #6
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Swaret is already installed as an extra on Slack9.1? What is the commandline to bring it up in a shell logged in as su? I hope "help" will bring up instructions if they're not already present or directed to.
 
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Swaret is already installed as an extra on Slack9.1? What is the commandline to bring it up in a shell logged in as su? I hope "help" will bring up instructions if they're not already present or directed to.
Swaret is not part of Slack, you need to get it from http://www.swaret.org/index.php. I highly recommend reading the documentaion also - very helpful. I compiled the source myself to install, but it is very easy. Once installed, you have to change the file /etc/swaret.conf, but the docs tell you how. After that, all it takes is running 'swaret' with some command line options. The options are listed by running swaret --help.

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