Originally Posted by oldgateway
I just installed FC3 in my old gateway laptop. The web browser provided by FC3 seems to be very old and i'm trying to update it. I downloaded the latest version of firefox firefox-23.0.1.tar.bz2
the I followed these steps:
# open a Terminal and go to your home directory: cd ~
# Extract the contents of the downloaded file: tar xjf firefox-*.tar.bz2
# Close Firefox if it's open.
# To start Firefox, run the firefox script in the firefox folder: ~/firefox/firefox
however I get an error:
[root@localhost ~]# ~/firefox/firefox
XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /root/firefox/libxul.so:
libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.
I'm completly new to linux. Can somebody please give an advice on how to proceed?
Hate to sound like I'm dismissing you, but you really have two choices here:
- Live with the browser that came with FC 3
- Install newer Linux so you can run newer software
There really isn't a third option. Seriously, that's a NINE YEAR OLD
version of Linux; the libraries and other software needed to run a modern package just aren't available for it, without a LOT of work. And even *IF* (and that's a HUGE IF), you manage to shoehorn everything on, it will be glacially slow. It's just not worth it.
To put it another way: would you load a copy of Windows 2000, and expect to be able to run a copy of current Microsoft office? The support just isn't there for it.