LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 07-11-2004, 02:49 PM   #1
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Rep: Reputation: 30
Mozilla 1.3.1 Installation - Gone Wild !!


Mandrake 9.0 came with Mozilla 1.1 and this afternoon I tried to "upgrade" to version 1.3.1 - didn't take long to be in "over my head" !!

Started in /usr/local/mozilla - where I had downloaded Mozilla 1.3.1.
A couple of abortive attempts in user mode "$" went nowhere.
So I switch to [root@localhost Mozilla]# and entered.

tar xzvf mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.3.1-sea.tar.gz

This immediately produced 19 files - from
./mozilla-installer/ to ./mozilla-installer/MPL-1.1.txt & ./mozilla-installer/README

With all the files named "./mozilla-installer/" this appears to be an intermediate step !!

BUT,
1) I have no idea where these file were installed [if they were installed] !!
2) What to do next to complete the installation.

My present "learning level" is with commands like "pwd" and "ls" so this afternoon I did "something" I just don't know "what".
 
Old 07-11-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Instead of installing packages manually (considering
that you're using an RPM-based distro) you should
stick with the package management system and download
one of these ...
http://fr2.rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2htm...ndrake+9&arch=



Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-11-2004, 03:01 PM   #3
JimBass
Senior Member
 
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: New York City
Distribution: Debian Sid 2.6.32
Posts: 2,100

Rep: Reputation: 49
Or if you wanted to continue doing it the hard way:

whatever directory the mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.3.1-sea.tar.gz is in will also have a directory with a similiar name (probably mozilla-i686-pc-linux-gnu-1.3.1-sea). you would go into that directory, and find the readme. Open that guy in a text editor, and see what is has to say. It will probably be something along the lines of ./configure, make, make install, or something along those lines. It will be a good experience to do it that way, although getting a rpm as suggested above is much much faster and less painful.

Peace,
JimBass
 
Old 07-11-2004, 03:13 PM   #4
OldBob
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: New Jersey
Distribution: Red Hat 8.0 + PCLinuxOS - 2007
Posts: 160

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Tinkster,

Thanks for response, now I have MORE questions !!

1) What do you do with "download" and "package"

Do you d/l the desired browser then run the package ??

2) Is the "info" in the middle of the d/l [AMD64, i586 & src] for specific CPUs ???

I started with "i686" so I assume I should go with i586.
 
Old 07-11-2004, 05:04 PM   #5
Tinkster
Moderator
 
Registered: Apr 2002
Location: in a fallen world
Distribution: slackware by choice, others too :} ... android.
Posts: 23,067
Blog Entries: 11

Rep: Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910Reputation: 910
Quote:
Originally posted by OldBob
Tinkster,

Thanks for response, now I have MORE questions !!

1) What do you do with "download" and "package"

Do you d/l the desired browser then run the package ??
Download, yes, and then as root use the distro's
pkginstaller (whatever it's called in mdk).

Quote:
2) Is the "info" in the middle of the d/l [AMD64, i586 & src] for specific CPUs ???

I started with "i686" so I assume I should go with i586.
Just have a look at what architecture your other packages
are for ... either find the graphical frontend, or read-up on
rpms in a console ..
Code:
man rpm 
-I
/query
Sorry I can't give you more detail, I don't use rpm as
I'm a dedicated Slacker ;)


Cheers,
Tink
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Firefox gone wild hanasi Linux - Software 17 08-07-2005 10:19 AM
Wild Network Thoughts pete_bogg Linux - Networking 2 02-14-2005 02:47 PM
My linux gone wild.... UnderGeorge Linux - Newbie 7 08-28-2004 06:31 PM
new mozilla installation...... i just downloaded "mozilla-1.2.1-0rh8.i386.rpm".. help kublador Linux - Newbie 5 03-10-2003 08:20 PM
mldonkey gone wild crashmeister Linux - Software 0 11-15-2002 09:49 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration