> I already know the easy way to install Netscape. Download the installer and
> run the scirpt, which will download and install Netscape. However, because
> of certain problems, this does not work for me. Is there a way to download
> the entire file first, and then run the installer script.
It might even be easier if we knew what those "certain problems " were. Maybe
easier to solve those?
After I download the installer and studied the layout, I believe that with a
little work, the answer to your question is yes. To make life easy, you'll need
"wget", which can be had at
Adjust the following for release/version/language desired, and the wget options
if you require proxy (wget -h for help):
wget -r -l2 -T10 -A"*.*" \
will recursively descend 2 levels with a 10 second timeout, and download all
files into 4 relative directories locally:
In the current directory is the installer:
tar xzvf *.gz
and you'll need to use "sed" to edit the URL in the config.ini file to your
local directories instead of the ftp://<etc> locations which pull the files
over the 'Net. Because the URLs in the config.ini file are pathnames, you'll
need to use any other character than "/" for the sed substitution delimiter:
cp config.ini config.ini.ORG
sed -e "s&ftp://ftp<etc.>&file://local/dirpath/sea&g" \
-e "s&ftp://sweetlou<etc.>&file://local/dirpath/xpi&g" \
config.ini.ORG > config.ini
Then run "netscape-installer" AFTER reading the README, and with maybe only a
couple alterations in the above, it will work as you want.
Then again, maybe not. =B^)
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