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Old 12-08-2003, 01:07 PM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Caracas
Distribution: Knoppix 3.3 (Debian sarge/sid)
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Installing latest Mozilla in Debian thru apt-get


Running Knoppix 3.3 (debian testing-unstable)

I'm trying to download and install the latest Mozilla package from the Debian servers using 'apt-get'. The issue is that it keeps trying to install the following packages:

The following extra packages will be installed:
libc6 libc6-dev libnspr4 libnss3 linux-kernel-headers locales
mozilla-browser mozilla-locale-es-es mozilla-mailnews mozilla-psm
Suggested packages:
mozilla-chatzilla xprt-xprintorg
The following NEW packages will be installed:
The following packages will be updated:
libc6 libc6-dev libnspr4 libnss3 locales mozilla mozilla-browser
mozilla-locale-es-es mozilla-mailnews mozilla-psm mozilla-xft

It seems to me that it's not good to install that lot of new things, so I'm asking for advice. Should I say yes and install all those packages or download source and compile??

Thank you very much,
Old 12-08-2003, 01:09 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary (5.04)
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Apt is pretty good as resolving dependencies so when it says you'll need to install or upgrade certain packages it's best to let it do its thing. Downloading the source and compiling would probably be too much of a hassle because you would still have to resolve all those dependencies.


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