On Windows 95 950.6 (the very first retail Win95, not OSR 1, 2, or 2.5), Mozilla will not install unless Internet Explorer (I'm not sure of version requirements, IE 5.5 got things going for me) is also installed. I'll leave the snide comments for the peanut gallery. Hardware: An old Pentium with 32MB of RAM. I can give more details on request, but I don't think hardware makes a difference, here. Software: Windows 95 Version 4.00.950 Repro Steps: 1. Download mozilla-win32-1.1-installer.exe or mozilla-win32-1.1-stub-installer.exe from ftp.mozilla.org and execute the downloaded binary on a machine running a freshly installed copy of Windows 95 950.6 that does not have Internet Explorer installed. 2. Accept all the defaults in the installation wizard and begin the install. Expected Result: Mozilla 1.1 installs and runs. Actual result: Immediately after the "Verifiying Archive Integrity" message box, an error message box pops up saying that xpistub.dll could not be loaded from a deep subdirectory of %windir%\temp. You may also notice an overwhelming sense of irony. Workaround: Install IE 5.5 and repeat the above steps. Mozilla will install just fine. The Mozilla .EXEs in question aren't corrupt because they install if IE is installed, and they install just fine on Win2K, as well.
Have you installed the winssock2 update for win95 ?
I didn't install any updates, but would that really prevent the installer from finding a file? I'll see if I can find the winsock update anywhere and retry the installtion.
could you try to remove mozilla and then reinstall mozilla on you original system (without ie5) and then attach the install log files, which are located at the mozilla.org/mozilla folder have we heard about this requirement before? do we use some ie specific dll's to uncompress or something?
I'll get those logs this evening (US Mountain Time) and then try with the Winsock update.
Yes we need the winsock2 update on win95a. Mozilla will not work without this ! I dunno if this missing update is the problem with the installer but mozilla doesn't depend on IE (only for imported IE favorites) and the winsock2 update is one of the main API differences between Win95a and win95b.
this looks like duplicate of bug 135570 *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 135570 ***
Verified as a dupe of bug 135570. Thanks Grace!