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Old 11-19-2003, 08:38 PM   #1
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launching mozilla with the run command or applicaton launcher

heres my problem- i can no longer start mozilla by typing "mozilla" into the 'Run Command...' or into the 'application launcher' i have on my kde pannel. This is how I have alwalys stated the program in the past.

I have mandrake 9.0- it comes with mozilla 1.1 already on it. I needed mozilla 1.5, so I uninstalled mozilla1.1 and downloaded the 1.5. I then did su root and ran the installiation program. it installed to /usr/local/mozilla. At that point I restarted my computer(old windows habbit). Mozilla1.5 will work now, but I have to type "/usr/local/mozilla/mozilla" into the konsole everytime i want to use it. This is a big pain.

So I have tryed to solve the problem myself by using info i got from other threads in this forum. In one of those attempts I did "PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/mozilla". so now when i type in "echo $PATH" i get "/usr/X11R6:/usr/local/bin:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/mozilla". (please tell me if that was a really bad idea, and how i can undo that if i ever need to). Now I can simply type "mozilla" in the konsole and it will run fine. But, I still can't type "mozilla" into the Run Command... or the application launcher like i really want to.

How do I make this happen?

Thank you for your time
Old 11-19-2003, 08:44 PM   #2
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easiest way: (as root)
go to usr/local/bin
ln -s /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla mozilla

the end

This creates a symbolic link to the mozilla file, and as /usr/local/bin should by default be in the path's you should be fine
Old 11-19-2003, 08:51 PM   #3
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thats cool. thanks for the tip- thats just what i was lookin for


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