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Old 06-15-2004, 09:17 PM   #1
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I can't uninstall the Mozilla Firefox 0.9 RC and install Mozilla Firefox 0.9 Official, how do I do this?
Old 06-15-2004, 10:54 PM   #2
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It depends. If you installed RC from a package, the package manager for your distro should be able to uninstall it (rpm -e package.rpm, for example). If you compiled it and installed from source, you can go to the source code directory and type 'make uninstall'.

If you give us some more info on any errors you got or what you've tried already, we can probably give a more specific answer.
Old 06-16-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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I compiled it.
This is the error I get:
[root@ firefox-installer]# make uninstall
make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'. Stop.

Thank you.
Old 06-16-2004, 10:41 PM   #4
Robert G. Hays
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If this is still a llive issue for you:

Look in the makefile and its 'headers'; either the makefile directly moves/copies the installed files like:

mv ./bin/mozillabin /usr/bin/mozilla

or it uses defines replacing the above with something like :

mv MAKEBIN_DIR/mozillabin TARG_RUN_DIR/mozilla

having defined the all-caps elsewhere at the top-ish uf the makefile or in its 'headers'

Open an editor, copy the needed info on whatever gets send outside the build-dir chain into the editor, munge around as needed to create delete commands for those things, then y'all can e.g.: pasted into a terminal (xterm, etc) to execute, and when you're done, erase the build dir-chain since it sounds like you're through with it.



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