On Máir 17 Beal 2005 16:14, fuzzix wrote:
> Paul Jakma wrote:
> > I think mandrake has utility to make it easy (urpmi?). It /might/ be
> > as easy as 'urpmi install firefox' - but consult the documentation.
> > regards,
>> From what I remember it's as simple as # urpmi firefox
>> Follow the instructions here to set up package repositories:
>> I highly recommend PLF - those are packages with certain legal issues in
> some countries but most people consider non-harmful and even useful.
Mandrake don't keep a rolling repository that I know of, so you'll only really
find "official" Mandrake releases, which won't have Firefox 1.0.4, just 1.0.2
if you're lucky. You'd have to wait for some nice person from
mandrakeusers.org to build one and post it, but they all seem to be using the
installer you get from getfirefox.com
How to solve the dependency issue? Here's the messy way (I'm afraid I'm not au
fait enough with linux to give you something more refined, though I am
surprised the symlink didn't work):
Go to Mandrake Control Centre then go to Software Management, Install
Software and type "firefox", you can install an older version - make sure to
agree to whatever dependencies it offers. That should grab whatever lib
dependencies you've got. Quit from there and go to Remove Software and remove
firefox (I told you this was messy) - which should leave you firefox-less,
but with whatever dependencies are needed. Then try the installer.
If you haven't got urpmi media setup go to the easyurpmi link that Paul
posted and follow through there.
Here's a link with a few suggestions for dealing with the installer, if
they're of any use:
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