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Old 04-16-2004, 08:51 AM   #1
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Angry mozilla -mail component disappeared after up2date!! ??

I have been using mozilla -mail in Red Hat 9 successfully, but after my last up2date for a security patch in mozilla, I no longer have a -mail option in mozilla. When I click on the Window pull-down menu in mozilla, the only options are Navigator (^1) or Composer (^4). I used to also have Mail and Newsgroups (^2). Executing mozilla -mail from the command line brings up Navigator (i.e. ^1).

The mozilla version is now 1.4.2 (not sure what it was before). I must have the required features somewhere on my system to use -mail, but have no idea where to look or what to do. I am more of an applications developer than a system administrator. Any help would be appreciated.

I'm not sure if this would be related at all, but I am running an older kernel (2.4.20-8smp) than the most recent on my system because I haven't been able to successfully compile a driver for my network card for the newer kernels that have been installed through up2date.
Old 04-16-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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this command will show u which mozilla packets were installed.
rpm -qa |grep mozilla

u can uninstall with "rpm -e mozilla....." command and install it again. also u can prefer to download it from and do binary install. so u will have newer and faster mozilla.
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I downloaded the newer mozilla browser and installed it (using mozilla-installer) to resolve my problems. It was much easier and faster than I expected. I have not uninstalled the old browser, however, just changed my mappings to invoke the newer version (now in /usr/local/mozilla) instead of the old (in /usr/bin).

I tried to uninstall with "rpm -e mozilla" and got the following message:

error: Failed dependencies: is needed by (installed) kdebindings-3.1-6 is needed by (installed) mozilla-devel-1.4.2-0.9.0 is needed by (installed) kdebindings-3.1-6 is needed by (installed) mozilla-devel-1.4.2-0.9.0
mozilla = 37:1.4.2 is needed by (installed) galeon-1.2.13-0.9.0
mozilla = 37:1.4.2-0.9.0 is needed by (installed) mozilla-devel-1.4.2-0.9.0

The new version is not in my rpm data base (I guess because I didn't using rpm to install it). I assume to uninstall the new browser at some point in the future, I should simply delete (or archive) the files in /usr/local/mozilla/ ???

Thanks for your suggestions so far.


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