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Re: [vox-tech] Howto: run Mozilla 1.3 on Debian woody
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Re: [vox-tech] Howto: run Mozilla 1.3 on Debian woody

On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 05:51:20PM -0800, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 06:00:38PM -0500, Mike Simons wrote:
> >   Warning the 1.3 source changes browser binary name from 'mozilla'
> > to 'mozilla-1.3', so you may want to create a link like:
> > ===
> > ln -s /usr/bin/mozilla-1.3 /usr/local/bin/mozilla
> > ===
> The package seemed to do this for me:
> $ ls -l /usr/bin/mozilla
> lrwxrwxrwx    1 ... /usr/bin/mozilla -> /etc/alternatives/mozilla

  Very good point... the link is not required.

  I had test installed 1.2.1 before 1.3 and apparently the 1.2.1 install 
script messed with alternatives in a bad way.  It appears to have set
the mozilla link to "manual" mode and left it behind when the package
was upgraded.

  The correct fix for anyone who installed 1.2.1 is:
update-alternatives --auto mozilla


# ls -l /etc/alternatives/mozilla
lrwxrwxrwx    1 root     root           20 Mar 31 12:01 /etc/alternatives/mozilla -> /usr/bin/mozilla-1.2

# update-alternatives --display mozilla
mozilla - status is manual.
 link currently points to /usr/bin/mozilla-1.2
/usr/bin/mozilla-1.3 - priority 99
 slave mozilla.1.gz: /usr/share/man/man1/mozilla-1.3.1.gz
Current `best' version is /usr/bin/mozilla-1.3.

# update-alternatives --auto mozilla

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