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I want to remove Mozilla Browser and install Opera. But when I go to install it, it says it wants to remove epiphany-browser, gnome, gnome-desktop-enviroment and mozilla-psm. Is there any ...
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    Remove Mozilla


    I want to remove Mozilla Browser and install Opera. But when I go to install it, it says it wants to remove epiphany-browser, gnome, gnome-desktop-enviroment and mozilla-psm. Is there any way around this? Or do I have to keep it?

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    The package gnome-desktop-environment has a dependency with either: epiphany-browser | galeon | mozilla-firefox-gnome-support.

    So one of these 3 is needed.

    However epiphany-browser depends on mozilla-browser. So if you want to uninstall Mozilla, you have to install Galeon instead, which doesn't depend on Mozilla.

    So as you see it gets complicated. Just keep Mozilla, it's a very good browser.

    You can install Opera alongside no problem.
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    The Mozilla package should be removed from the repos as it is no longer being developed by Mozilla. If you liked Mozilla you should try Seamonkey it rocks. Or Firefox.

    Might want to do a search on problems with Opera, there are a couple threads over at LQ.org wheretrying to update with Opera installed has caused problems.
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    Would I be able to install firefox, since it is outdated and and uninstll mozilla? Will the others become dependent on firefox instead?

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    Yes, on Debian Sarge, if you install mozilla-firefox and mozilla-firefox-gnome-support or Galeon, then you'll be able to uninstall mozilla-browser.

    But why not just keep it? Just don't use it.


    On Sarge, if you like to install a new version of Firefox, you can download the Firefox binary package from mozilla.org.

    Then untar it :
    Code:
    cd download
    tar zxf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz
    Move it to a directory where your user as right access :
    Code:
    cd some_directory
    mv ~/download/firefox .
    Then configure the plugins so it takes advantage of existing plugins :
    Code:
    cd firefox
    rm -r plugins
    locate "libnullplugin.so" | sed s/"libnullplugin.so"/""/ | xargs ln -s
    Then you can make a shortcut to the new Firefox somewhere (which is in ~/some_directory/firefox/firefox). For that to work you have to keep either the old Firefox or the old Mozilla. This new Firefox will be automatically updated following Mozilla's update of Firefox.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antidrugue
    Yes, on Debian Sarge, if you install mozilla-firefox and mozilla-firefox-gnome-support or Galeon, then you'll be able to uninstall mozilla-browser.

    But why not just keep it? Just don't use it.


    On Sarge, if you like to install a new version of Firefox, you can download the Firefox binary package from mozilla.org.

    Then untar it :
    Code:
    cd download
    tar zxf firefox-1.5.0.4.tar.gz
    Move it to a directory where your user as right access :
    Code:
    cd some_directory
    mv ~/download/firefox .
    Then configure the plugins so it takes advantage of existing plugins :
    Code:
    cd firefox
    rm -r plugins
    locate "libnullplugin.so" | sed s/"libnullplugin.so"/""/ | xargs ln -s
    Then you can make a shortcut to the new Firefox somewhere (which is in ~/some_directory/firefox/firefox). For that to work you have to keep either the old Firefox or the old Mozilla. This new Firefox will be automatically updated following Mozilla's update of Firefox.
    How do you run those commands? And where?

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