FC1 confusing Firefox 1.0 and mozilla-1.4.3-1.fc1.1.legacy

Beartooth beartooth at adelphia.net
Thu Nov 18 16:59:15 UTC 2004


On Thu, 18 Nov 2004 00:41:32 +0000, James Wilkinson wrote:

> Beartooth has installed Firefox from a tarball, and is finding Fedora is
> still pointing to the old install...
> 
> Jeff said:
>> If you have both, you will have to do some playing to make sure the
>> launchers get the new one from /usr/local.
> 
> and Beartooth replied.
>> You mean from /opt ; /usr/local has the old one. If I understand that
>> much aright, and I think I do. But I don't understand the playing, or
>> at least I doubt I do.
> 
> No. Jeff thought that the tarball installed into /usr/local, when (in
> fact) it went into /opt. The RPM binary is still in /opt/bin, and
> there's nothing Firefox under /usr/local.

Not quite. There is no /opt/bin :
                             =====
[root at localhost root]# ls /opt
firefox                       firefox-1.0.tar.gz
firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz  firefox-installer [root at localhost root]#
                             =====
> The easiest way is to work out what the command is, and run it from a
> command prompt.

Question: when doing it that way, I sometimes get messages such as this:
                            =====
[btth at localhost btth]$ *** loading the extensions datasource ***
ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application
directory, skipping. *** loading the extensions datasource ***
ExtensionManager:_updateManifests: no access privileges to application
directory, skipping.
 
[1]+  Done                    /opt/firefox/firefox [btth at localhost btth]$
                             =====
What is that telling me, and what do I need to do? I definitely got into
extension hell with 0.9.3 ...

> The question is, where do you *really* want to go, and how do we get
> there from here?
> 
> If you want good desktop integration, you're going to have to look for a
> FC1 firefox rpm and install that.

I'm debating heavily whether to upgrade FC1 or hang onto it a while
longer; so I held off on that, and took the q&d answer you so kindly give
below. Many thanks!

> If you just want to be able to click something, and have Firefox launch,
> I'd recommend right-clicking on the Gnome panel, and adding an
> application launcher that points to the /opt Firefox binary. Then you
> can remove the Firefox rpm, to save disk space.

I did that, and all seems well now. I closed Ffx, gave the opt command to
a new launcher with the standard icon, it worked from the panel, I closed
Ffx again, moved the icon into the drawer, and it worked there too. So I
ran "rpm -e firefox" which churned a surprisingly long time, but finished
with no messages; and the icon in the drawer still works. Many many
thanks.

-- 
Beartooth Autodidact, curmudgeonly codger learning linux
Remember I know precious little of what I'm talking about!






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