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Old 09-11-2003, 02:31 PM   #1
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Question Mandrake Update, Mozilla

Can someone help me with this very basic newbie question:

I'm running Mandrake 9.1. I've used MandrakeUpdate to get all the latest security fixes. I'd like to update other programs too, particularly Mozilla (from 1.3 to 1.4), but program updates (like Mozilla and KDE) don't show up in MandrakeUpdate. Do we go and get those (in rpm form, I guess) from and, or is there some way we're supposed to get them using the Mandrake environment?

In the case of Mozilla, will their Linux download install things in all the right places for Mandrake LInux? I've heard that different Linux distros (e.g. Mandrake and Red Hat) put things in different places, and I don't want to screw things up.

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Old 09-11-2003, 02:46 PM   #2
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One way to do it (not just for Mozilla) is to set up URPMI and use that.

(I think - anyone correct me if I'm wrong - that mandrake update is only from Mandrake if they don't release their own updates, you're SOL until they decide to include it...again, I might be wrong on that score)

To set up URPMI, a really easy way is to go to this site and follow the instructions:

You can also search this site for specific issues if you have a particular problem, but the above site will give you a nice list of software sources.

Once you do that, you can just go to the command line as root and:

urpmi mozilla

and if there's a new version, it will all get updated for you. (use 'man urpmi' for details, I might have missed an option there)
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Thanks for the info, tcaptain.

I had already done the thing (saw it in another post) but after doing the 3 commands it gave me (for main, contrib, and --update) from, it told me I was already up to date.

Just now I have typed in the "urpmi mozilla" as you suggested, and it says "Everything already installed". So I checked the ftp site at, and sure enough, they have mozilla 1.3 in their Mandrake 9.1 directory, which is what I already have.

How do I get newer stuff (like mozilla 1.4) than is on the Mandrake mirrors?

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Old 09-11-2003, 08:10 PM   #4
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Texstar has mozilla 1.4, texstar is one of the options at plf.

urpmi.addmedia texstar with

not all the contribs have the same packages, I found it worthwhile to load in a few. I actually have about 5 contrib sources.



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