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Old 08-16-2006, 06:59 PM   #1
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Sharing error when trying to install Thunderbird and Firefox onto FC4/GNOME


Ok folks, I know I'm a newbie but I am obviously missing something. I have FC4 running GNOME, I have downloaded the latest Thunderbird (1.0.5), decompressed it in what I believe to be the correct directory (/usr/lib) ....same place firefox is located. When I give the ./thunderbird commmand I get this:

[root@localhost thunderbird]# ./thunderbird
./thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


Anyone have any ideas?


Also, I am trying to update firefox....same story ....same directory .... do the old ./firefox and get the same sharing error with libstdc++.so.5

Help please.

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Old 08-17-2006, 02:45 AM   #2
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Hi Spearhead,
I think you're missing a few libraries here probably those which thunderbird and firefox need inorder to run. Do you have a bunch of the installation CD's or DVD's? Just mount the required CD and install the Thunderbird and Firefox RPM's from them.

rpm -ivh "CD PATH"/thunderbird...rpm

Ping back if still problems.

Cheers
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Old 08-17-2006, 05:31 AM   #3
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Doesn't look like the latest thunderbird to me, I'm running FC4 and have kept it up to date with yum, my version is 1.0.8-1.1.fc4 (20060501)
Why aren't you using yum, that's the easy way.
I'm fairly sure the legacy site will have this version.
 
Old 08-17-2006, 12:21 PM   #4
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decrepit,

I Just started using FC4 so I am unfamiliar with it's tools. Can you explain where "yum" is? I've spent a little time poking around the various menus and have not come across anything called yum. I assume it is update tool/software management tool similar to Yast which I have used before when I had a KDE/Suse 8.2 set up. I assume you have to be logged in as root to use yum, correct? If it's easy then I'm all for it.

Maybe I just need to drink another beer..... so I can "focus" better!

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Old 08-17-2006, 12:44 PM   #5
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Yeah .. yum is a software updater/installer ... You have to use it through teh commandline htough .. I am not aware of a GUI ...

just say yum update thunderbird .....
It'll build a few repositories and update thunderbirs to its latest version ... follow the same procedure for firefox as well...

Cheers
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Old 08-17-2006, 12:55 PM   #6
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Arvind,

Thanks for the tip.....

Will the location of firefox and thunderbird matter? Currently, in /usr/lib. Both are unpacked/uncompressed. I imagine I have to be in root to use yum?

I'll let you know if I'm successful....
 
Old 08-18-2006, 04:49 AM   #7
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Spearhead,
Surprised you haven't got Firefox & Thunderbird from the initial install.
Not sure about your uninstalled rpms, probably won't matter, yum will put the new ones where they need to go.
The one problem you might have, is FC4 is now in legacy mode, so the standard repos in yum might not work anymore, (not sure about that).
Go to the legacy site,
http://fedoralegacy.org/
The documentation has an automatic set up for their repositries, you'll also need extra repos for the stuff redhat doesn't handle, livna, freshrpms, dries and dag are worth having.
Ther's a gui version of yum called yumex, I haven't tried it yet, but the reports are good, and yes yum will install that as well.
If you need to now more about yum's options, (there are several) do, man yum
 
Old 08-31-2006, 10:17 AM   #8
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Hi there! I have the same problem whit FC4 but I have found this link that was very usefull:

http://fedoranews.org/tchung/firefox/

I had to create a firefox rpm package whit the instructions in that site. I had to install the 1.5.0.1 version.

The first thing you need to do is download the spec files (you can download from a link on the site avobe). Then create a rpm directory, the instructions are in:

http://fedoranews.org/tchung/rpmbuild/

Then follow the instructions in the first link to make the rpm file of firefox. When you have create the rpm file you can install it like any rpm file. And then Thunderbird should work, I hope.

I hope this can help.

Greetings.

(Sorry about my english is not my natural language, but I try it )
 
  


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