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I've been using Linux for a few years now, and administering both Linux and Windows servers. My company, Cadent Technologies Corp., hosts some of our client's sites on Window 2000 using IIS 5.0 and SQL Server 7.0. I've been working with IIS since it came out, and Cadent has also specialized in ASP development.

I've wanted to switch the company from Windows to Linux for some time. We are now using Linux as our file server, and I've started to migrate our clients and current projects to PHP. Once we move our web sites to PHP (on Windows), we can then move the sites to PHP on Linux, and then move the databases from SQL Server 7.0 to MySQL or Postgres. I realized it would take some time, so I started by using open source software on Windows, so I could run the same apps on Linux.

I'm using the Mozilla Composer to create this blog. Composer tip: use Format >  Paragraph > Paragraph to insert <p> tags, not <br>. To check, use View > HTML Tags.

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  • Internet: Web browsing, HTML composition, IMAP email: Mozilla.

Today's Installations

Mozilla 1.3 - current release, just out of beta. I downloaded the x86 Talkback enabled Net Installer and extracted  the installer files, then installed to the default location, /usr/local/mozilla. I renamed the directory and can now run Mozilla with this script: /usr/local/mozilla-1.3/mozilla

Now, I'm trying to install the RPMS for Red Hat Linux 8.x with Xft support, but I see the following dependency error:

[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -i mozilla-1.3-0_rh8_xft.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        mozilla-nspr = 1.3-0_rh8_xft is needed by mozilla-1.3-0_rh8_xft

[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -i mozilla-1.3-0_rh8_xft.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
        mozilla-nspr = 1.3-0_rh8_xft is needed by mozilla-1.3-0_rh8_xft
[root@localhost downloads]# rpm -i mozilla-nspr-1.3-0_rh8_xft.i386.rpm
        file /usr/lib/libnspr4.so from install of mozilla-nspr-1.3-0_rh8_xft con    
flicts with file from package mozilla-nspr-1.0.1-26
        file /usr/lib/libplc4.so from install of mozilla-nspr-1.3-0_rh8_xft conf    
licts with file from package mozilla-nspr-1.0.1-26
        file /usr/lib/libplds4.so from install of mozilla-nspr-1.3-0_rh8_xft con    
flicts with file from package mozilla-nspr-1.0.1-26


I need to remove the mozilla-1.0.1 RPMs. I ran the Red Carpet and selected Mozilla to remove. Evolution has to go, too. Also, quit Red Carpet before using command line rpm. The installation was successful. I can now run Mozilla 1.3 with xft support, and boy does it look fine.

Mozilla 1.3 Plug-ins

Mozilla installs rather stripped down. Some essential additions:

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