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Old 09-23-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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cannot run firefox


I just installed firefox 1.0.7 in usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7, I installed the java plugin and the flash plugin. Everything works fine except that I can't start firefox from the terminal by typing 'firefox'.

If I put a symbolic link into /usr/bin I get this:

Code:
bash: /usr/bin/firefox: Too many levels of symbolic links
And if I put a hard link into /usr/bin :

Code:
Cannot find mozilla runtime directory. Exiting.
However, if I run 'firefox' from its home directory ( usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/ ) it works...

What is wrong?
 
Old 09-23-2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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Try this (as root):
Code:
cd /usr/bin
rm firefox
ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/firefox   firefox
 
Old 09-23-2005, 10:47 AM   #3
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Last edited by seriesx4; 09-23-2005 at 10:49 AM.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 12:22 PM   #4
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what linux u use?
firefox is a browser included, like konqueror,
what happened?
 
Old 09-23-2005, 12:55 PM   #5
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I "updated it".

I just didn't realise that 'ln' didn't work by doing the following (it almost seems a bit inconsistent);

Code:
#cd /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7
#ln -s firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Instead you must do:

Code:
#cd /usr/bin
#ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/firefox firefox

I thought the first variant would work too.
 
  


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