mozilla update to 1.7.7 -> won't start anymore

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mozilla update to 1.7.7 -> won't start anymore

Post by Ice9 » Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:04 pm

Just did an update of mozilla to version 1.7.7 and mozilla wouldn't start anymore.
Tried to load it from within a console window and it gave me the output:

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/usr/bin/mozilla: line 75: syntax error near unexpected token `elif'
/usr/bin/mozilla: line 75: `elif [ "$MOZILLA_DSP" = "none" ];then'
Lines 75 and 76

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elif [ "$MOZILLA_DSP¨ = "none" ]; then
          MOZILLA_DSP=""
fi
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if [ "$MOZILLA_DSP¨ = "none" ]; then
          MOZILLA_DSP=""
fi
and then mozilla starts again.

I posted this in the Debian section because I suppose it's a debian-mozilla specific issue, feel free to move it to "General applications" if it also affects mozilla on other OSes.

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Post by Void Main » Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:40 pm

Wow, I wonder how that one slipped out the door? :)

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Post by Ice9 » Wed Apr 20, 2005 1:17 am

I won't say "Me too" because I didn't have a clue about what that message meant, I just opened the script in vi and looked for something that seemed weird or not similar to the rest, changed it and it worked :D

But this is actually a good example of the power of apt-get
I couldn't fire up mozilla and didn't have any other browser installed on my system.
If a Windows user has a problem which prevents IE from starting up he's stuck because he can't go and download firefox or mozilla to google for answers.
I just did an apt-get install mozilla-firefox and I was off googling, didn't find anything useful but that's another story :wink:

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Post by Membrax » Mon May 09, 2005 9:10 am

I was just about to recommend Ice9 to install Firefox on his system.
When done, welcome to the playground of experienced guys. :lol:

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