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Old 06-30-2005, 01:56 AM   #1
Maurice Arthur
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Mozilla firefox


Hi
My KDE system has Firefox version 1.0.2 installed
Have Mozilla firefox 1.0.4 unziped on Desktop
Do I remove version 1.0.2 before I can install version 1.0.4?
Have run the Firefox installer script,but Version 1.0.2 is still default program.
need the new firefox icon on taskbar to boot Firefox 1.0.4
Any help with this installation
Maurice
 
Old 06-30-2005, 02:39 AM   #2
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Well you can run both versions if you want to. The only problem is that this might corrupt your profile.

If you want the taskbar icon to change, just edit it to point to wherever you installed 1.0.4.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 06:36 AM   #3
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You should probably just get your mandriva updates as this will include a firefox update giving you the latest version. You don't need to download the latest from firefox.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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You would rather have installed Firefox using a rpm Package. RPM packages allow updates.

You simply download the latest firefox rpm and then type on the console:

"rpm -Uvh <package name>"

The "-U" means Update

If a older package exists it will be replaced without problems.
 
Old 06-30-2005, 03:46 PM   #5
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Mozilla firefox

Hi

Thanks for reply fellows appreciate your help

Maurice
 
Old 08-02-2005, 08:02 AM   #6
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The information on the RPM update was really good. Thank you.
I just wanted to know how can you update applications without rpms like tar files. I'm very new to Linux, I've just installed Ubuntu on my Laptop and have no idea where to start.
 
Old 08-02-2005, 08:55 PM   #7
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I just wanted to know how can you update applications without rpms like tar files
Download the latest version of the tar file from the author's website and then install it again however you did it last time. This is why its always preferable to use the package management software that came with your distro to install and update stuff.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 05:29 AM   #8
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I just wanted to know how can you update applications without rpms like tar files. I'm very new to Linux, I've just installed Ubuntu on my Laptop and have no idea where to start.
Ubuntu actually doesn't use any of this stuff. In Ubuntu, don't look for .rpm files to install, it uses debian packages that are .deb files. You also won't use urpmi to install things. Look for a program called Synaptic in your menu. Synaptic should have most of the package sources set up and you can search for packages that you want to install. There are a LOT of debian packages available for Ubuntu, so you should be able to get most of the software you want without downloading .tar.gz files manually.
 
Old 08-03-2005, 01:03 PM   #9
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Spanks guys! You've been really helpful.
 
  


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