1. mozilla 0.98 & OR 1.0 turmoil on mandrake 8.2
mozilla 0.98 & OR 1.0 turmoil on mandrake 8.2
perhaps some of you have experienced this.
you might have been using mozilla 0.98 with minor complaints for
browsing and mail and news; then one day mozilla redirected you to the
1.0 upgrade and you downloaded the tgz file
like me, you probably installed it in /usr/local/
cd to the /usr/local/mozilla-install/ dir and ran the install sh
then, like me, you may have noticed that
 the `which mozilla` that you run was not linked to the newer
 you had a virgin configuration so no mail, group, or addressbook.
the first problem of the binary i thought i could fix by linking
/usr/bin/mozilla to the mozilla in the new /usr/local/mozilla/ dir;
ALWAYS occurs segmentation fault with Cannot find mozilla runtime
i must run the entire path /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla *each time*
this defies all logic, but it's true.
i shouldn't speculate since my specialty is not mozilla, but i suspect
there is some MOZILLA env variable that is screwed up
 is the major problem.
when i first ran the new 1.0 mozilla, the software asked me to define
my email account etc. there apparently was *no way* to point mozilla
to my old Inbox and Addressbook and mail files
*if* i had had this option, then there might have not been so much
sadly, there is apparently no way to do this.
therefore, depending on my emails for schedules, tasks, and
information from lists etc, i needed my email back up and running
i then executed a /bin/cp -frp from my *old* mozilla so-called
"profile" dir with its cryptic name d0cfswr.zjt and copied all the
files to the new "profile" directory recursively.
then i restarted mozilla
the profile appeared, in addition to the profile i configured at the
time of the first startup, but the Inbox was not visible
then the Addressbook and Bookmarks
i tried various configurations and copy attempts to no good end
so here is my question
what should i do the next time i install mozilla in order to
*preserve* ALL my settings, including
o all mail settings
i was beginning to enjoy mozilla and then discovered that its
configuration is too complex simply to copy over files
there are 142 megabytes in my .mozilla dir
not much of that is mail anymore and i can't access it anyway (no, not
a perms issue, the files simply do not display in the mozilla mail and
newsgroups applet or whatever it is)
Hope someone can help guide me so that i can preserve these things in
how do i know exactly which files belong to the
o addressbook configuration
o email configuration
is there a way that i can ***MERGE*** these files into a current
configuration? i must hand it to sendmail, at least i can cat a
/var/spool/mail/user inbox file to another mailbox name and it will
i suppose mozilla programmers forgot one of the most foundational
principles of programming: KISS
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