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Old 09-25-2003, 10:18 PM   #1
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netscape 7


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I am using mandrake 9. I am having problems trying to install netscape 7 or mozilla 1.4.
Having the same problem with both. When I press on the installer of either one it will open up and say directory /usr/local/netscape doesn't exist create it? Then when you press yes I get a error 624 Can't make destination directory. When I try to make a new directory in /usr/local I get a access denied error?
 
Old 09-26-2003, 01:20 AM   #2
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run the installer as root

you cannot write to any folder other than /home/xxx/ unless you either change the target folders read/write attribute
or su to root
 
Old 09-26-2003, 07:52 AM   #3
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Run the installer as root

Thanks, for the reply
I tried to run the installer as root but
I guess I'm doing something wrong?
Still cannot write to anything except home.
 
Old 09-26-2003, 08:57 AM   #4
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ok
cd to netscape-installer folder
su to root
type
./netscape-installer

say yes to "create /usr/local/netscape?"
 
Old 09-26-2003, 11:24 PM   #5
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Where do you type /netscape-installer?

Thanks,

Last edited by ts77351; 09-26-2003 at 11:28 PM.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 01:50 AM   #6
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firstly

it's

dot forward slash netscape-installer

second

this needs to be typed from inside the folder where the netscape setup components are
 
Old 09-27-2003, 01:46 PM   #7
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I finally got it to install to /usr/local/netscape under root.
The install went well but it did not leave any shortcut icons on the
desktop or is in the menu tab, I can go to /usr/local/netscape/netscape and open it up. I can move the netscape icon in /usr/local/netscape/netscape to the desktop but
it will not work as a shortcut. I was woundering how to create a netscape shortcut on the desktop?

Thanks'
for your time and help
 
Old 09-27-2003, 02:47 PM   #8
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right click
choose "link to application"
in the "execute" box
navigate to and point it at the desired "executable"
and in the general box, name the shortcut and choose icon
 
Old 09-27-2003, 03:26 PM   #9
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Thank You

Worked perfect.
 
Old 09-27-2003, 04:28 PM   #10
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