Firefox install - urpmi vs web download
As someone who's making the transition from windows to Linux (I can almost hear the applause :P).
Anyways, in an attempt to make my new Mandrake Linux 10.2 (official) feel as homey as possible, I've tried to install Firefox onto it.
The issue is that the one downloaded from getfirefox.com installs via a firefox install bash script and so doesn't register with the rpm manager (won't appear in the remove software listing). Therefore should I ever have the need to remove it, I'd have to do a manual "locate" + rm.
I've been told that the most common method of installing software on Mandrake is via the urpmi tool.
Aside from the fact that the download is somewhat larger (22mb vs 9mb from the website - I'm guessing it's the dependencies?). My biggest grips with it is that I'd usually like to backup the software that I use, and using urpmi doesn't seem to allow me to do that.
So my question are as follows:
1) For those that download firefox from their website, how did you get it to register with the rpm manager so that it could be uninstalled via the gui?
2) For those that downloaded firefox via urpmi. Are anyway to access what it downloaded for backup purposes?
Thanks in advance for your help.