can't update mozilla with up2date

Clint clint at
Thu Nov 20 11:17:43 UTC 2003

up2date is telling you that Galeon needs the older files associated with 
Mozilla, and it doesn't want to delete them as a result.

Here's what I observed (thought certainly not gospel!):

Galeon was the Gnome browser that came with prior versions of RedHat 
along with Mozilla. I liked it because it was fast, pretty lean to open, 
and came with a nice feature for entering search terms in a toolbar 
textbox. You could get to Gnome by clicking on Redhat > Internet > More 
Internet Applications.

Fedora comes with a different Gnome browser called Epiphany, in addition 
to Mozilla. Epiphany is also very lean and fast. When I added plug-ins 
to enhance Mozilla, I found that Epiphany was able to use them as well. 
You can now get to Fedora by clicking on Redhat > Internet > More 
Internet Applications, and then hunting for an icon labeld "Web 
Browser". (The icon looks like a globe with a giant white arrow on it.)

When I did last night's up2date for the Mozilla files and got the same 
message about galeon, I felt that since I now have a nice "other" 
browser in addition to Mozilla, that I just no longer needed Galeon. So 
I deleted Galeon using the following commands:

Open a terminal
Login as root, using the command su
Then, erase Galeon from my system using the command rpm -e Galeon

Once Galeon was erased, I then ran up2date and the Mozilla updates were 
installed without any complaints. Epiphany is a nice other browser to 
have around, if you don't use Mozilla for mail, news reading, etc.

Hope this helps,

M.Hockings wrote:
> When I try to update FC1 with up2date I'm getting the following message:
> There was a package dependency problem. The message was:
> Unresolvable chain of dependencies: galeon-1.2.7-3 requires mozilla = 
> 35:1.2.1
> Please modify your package selections and try again.
> A while ago I had a problem with mozilla not running and one kind sole 
> here gave me a command that fixed things (deleted the config or 
> something, I'm not sure right now and don't have the note in front of 
> me).   How can I tell if I use this galeon thing (yes, I realize that 
> does sound dumb).  As far as I know I don't and if it is not 
> infrastructure for something else I'd be just as happy to remove it in 
> order to be able to update mozilla.
> Any thoughts?
> Mike
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