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Old 11-21-2004, 01:39 PM   #1
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Hi,
I have encountered an error with updating firefox. I received this message when firefox attempted the online update. Firefox encountered a problem with updating software. Not all components could be updated.

The detailed message stated: XML: Parsing error: undefined entity.
Location: chrome://mozapps/content/ errors.xul line Number 10, Column 16
title= "&errors.title"
-------/\

Can anyone please tell me what this means? Is is possible to fix this so I can update the browser, or do I have to dump firefox and reinstall it again.
I am using Suse 9.0 with 191 megs of ram on a celeron 733. HP machine.
I am using the most current version of firefox prior to the firefox 1.0 update.

Any help would really be appreciated.

Thanks,
Frank
 
Old 11-21-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
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Likely you used an extension in your previous install of Firefox.

you will have to uninstall the previous version and install the updated one. I got my Firefox from SuSE ftp site in an rpm. Works great for me, give that a try.
 
Old 11-21-2004, 02:19 PM   #3
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Hi,
Thanks for the information. I was unaware, that suse had an rpm on their website for firefox. I will definitely give it a try.

Thanks
Frank
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:07 PM   #4
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Hi Commando 464,

Just a quick question, I can't seem to find that suse rpm for firefox. Actually, I am having a problem finding the Suse FTP. I keep getting the Novell site, and I must be screwing up somewhere because I can't seem to find it there. Do you have any suggestions to where I might be going wrong?
Also, if I have to uninstall firefox, is the correct procedure to just go ahead and drag the folder to the trash. Firefox is installed in my home directory.
One more question and this goes out to all of you. I started on Suse Linux because of the ease of install. I was a real newbie and did not want to make any mistakes if possible. I run my Suse as a dual boot with my Windows. I see a lot more information in the bookstores and internet for redhat fedora. Does anyone think it might be a good idea to possibly switch over to redhat because of the availability of more written material. Or would I be shooting myself in the foot. Any information as always is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Frank
 
Old 11-23-2004, 06:14 PM   #5
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You can find it here

ftp://ftp.suse.com/pub/projects/mozi.../1.0/9.0-i386/

not sure about uninstall. Hope some of the more experienced users can help out with that. before uninstalling maybe make sure to use the Firefox tools to delete the extensions previously installed so they can be taken out of your profile otherwise you will run into the same errors again.

As for the books, there is enough info available via the internet, plus its a lot more up to date then books. Just use this forum to learn from others questions. There also a lot of sites you can find using Google.

Best of luck. Let me know if this was of help.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 11:45 AM   #6
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Hi Commando 464,

Thanks for the link that helped a lot. Going to try and tackle this project over the weekend.

Thanks
Frank
 
Old 11-25-2004, 02:54 PM   #7
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Hi,

I have a new twist to my firefox browser problem. First, I went to the firefox site and found out how to unistall firefox. The site said to simply trash the firefox folder in whatever directory the browser was installed. Then I went to the ftp site and downloaded the Mozilla Firefox 2.0-1.586 rpm.
I went into yast and installed the rpm. It seemed to go over without a hitch. However, this is where the problem popped in. I went into preferences, advanced, where I would normally find a box that indicated that I could check for updates to the browser. To my surprise, there was no such box in the advanced section. Now on this version there does not seem to be any way to check for updates. Does anyone have any idea of what might be going on? At this point I am totally stumped. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Frank

By the way there was another file referred to as Mozilla Firefox translations, but that was a different file and I did not install that.
 
Old 11-25-2004, 06:35 PM   #8
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There is no way to check for updates from within Firefox. You have to use Yast for updating or go to Mozilla site, but then they wont have it as an RPM.
 
Old 11-26-2004, 05:32 AM   #9
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Hi Commando464,

Thanks again, that makes sense that the update if any would go through Yast. I have my machined set for automatic checking of updates. The first firefox I installed was from source and it had that box to manually check for updates in the preferences. Hopefully, yast will pick up on the update as necessary. I know it did that for Mozilla when I used that browser.
 
  


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