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Old 08-19-2005, 08:26 AM   #1
Eerath
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Difficulty upgrading FireFox...


I've just got MEPIS online, but it is only using FireFox 1.0, I have downloaded 1.0.6 and installed it as root. However, only root's Firefox version changes, my main user's Fox remains 1.0. How do I solve this? (Yes, I have installed it as my main user aswell)
 
Old 08-19-2005, 09:04 AM   #2
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did you use the package manager to upgrade or did you just download firefox from their website. It sounds like you have installed another version of firefox along side the mepis package. Probably in a different location. This enabling you to run two different versions........
 
Old 08-20-2005, 07:28 AM   #3
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Re: Difficulty upgrading FireFox...

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Originally posted by Eerath
I've just got MEPIS online, but it is only using FireFox 1.0, I have downloaded 1.0.6 and installed it as root. However, only root's Firefox version changes, my main user's Fox remains 1.0. How do I solve this? (Yes, I have installed it as my main user aswell)

Seems like you have downloaded and installed Firefox 1.0.6 from a tar.gz package.
Nothing wrong in doing this, but usually, the previous version needs to be uninstalled (Using Synaptic )
 
Old 08-20-2005, 09:59 AM   #4
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however, if you want it to be easily and automaticly upgradable I suggest you install it from synaptic. In Debian, and debian based distros, you dont download anything from the web, instead you use a program called apt. Synaptic is a graphical user interface (GUI) for apt. but before you can use this you need to Enable the repositories once that is done you can read this guide to installing and removing software. once you learn apt/synaptic you will find its much better than downloading things from random websites.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 01:06 AM   #5
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Same problem on FC3

Hi guys..I have the same problem. Downloaded the 1.0.6 source from firefox's site. Cant seem to associate it as the default browser after installing it . Even when I remove version 0.10, the default browser becomes Mozilla. The U2Date utility does not work, how do I do this manually. Any help would be greatly appreciated...am a total newbie

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Old 09-17-2005, 01:16 AM   #6
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Have you tried going to KDE components and file associations?
 
Old 09-17-2005, 07:39 AM   #7
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Hey thanks for thr reply..I am using GNome and I managed to update by version using the Up2Date app. I have to spend a lot of time, getting the apps on the gnore list though. I'm trying to config mplayer now..which is quite a pain.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 10:08 AM   #8
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Hey thanks for thr reply..I am using GNome and I managed to update by version using the Up2Date app. I have to spend a lot of time, getting the apps on the gnore list though. I'm trying to config mplayer now..which is quite a pain.
Ignore list? Huh?

Isn't there something in the System > Preferences like "Preferred Applications"? I seem to remember that in Gnome. Once there, make sure you specify the path to your Mozilla-downloaded Firefox--if you use just the firefox command without the path, then Mepis will assume that you want the Synaptic-installed Firefox to be your preferred browser.

I'm just going off memory from Ubuntu's Gnome. I've never used Gnome in Mepis. Give it a shot, though.
 
  


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