This is my second attempt attempt to use a Linux system. I'm a Linux newb, and both times I've hit the wall of installing third-party applications hard. This time I'm trying to use Swiftweasel
instead of Firefox, because Firefox is very slow in Linux (not just page-load but especially things like scroll speed and other navigating).
I downloaded the appropriate Swiftweasel tarball, (Intel 64bit) from here
and unpacked the tar.gz to a place.
This is where various support sources started getting useless. There is no configure or make file in this tarball. It instead contains the executables, I think. Here's what's in it.
Nothing applicable to any method of installing things is present in there.
More confusingly, there is the swiftweasel executable already. When I try to execute it, I get this:
cp: cannot stat `/home/Steven/.mozilla-trunk/swiftweasel': No such file or directory
mv: cannot stat `/tmp/swiftweasel': No such file or directory
no settings directory check file creation bypassed
Cannot find mozilla runtime directory. Exiting.
swiftweasel-bin (the other executable) gives this:
bash: ./swiftweasel-bin: /lib/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
So is this a compatibility issue? Am I missing something basic? (Wouldn't be the first time).