LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 07-16-2005, 10:57 PM   #1
MidniteHex
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Birmingham, AL
Distribution: Mandrake 9.x
Posts: 11

Rep: Reputation: 0
firefox 1.05 binaries won't work when extracted


after extracting, how exactly do i get it setup to work? i only have glibc 2.2.5, so i have to either use the archived binaries, or compile it myself(which i really don't want to do). i extracted it to it's own directory(the home directory because i dont know any better), and when i click on the binary, it tries to bring up konquerer and says that it can't find program 'mozilla'. i know there's more to it than just extracting, i just can't find out how. thanks in advance (sorry if there's not enough info. just ask me and i'll provide it)
 
Old 07-16-2005, 11:47 PM   #2
futz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Great White North
Distribution: Fedora4/Ubuntu/Suse/ Mandriva/PCLinuxOS
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
I had the same problem. No go - I'm still at 1.04.

The way I read it, you're supposed to first run the firefox-installer script, and then run firefox-installer-bin. Didn't work for me, but I'm still a newb, so I'm probably doing it wrong.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 11:47 PM   #3
alaskazimm
Member
 
Registered: Mar 2004
Location: Watching it snow in bush Alaska
Distribution: *ubuntu, Smoothwall, WinXP Pro
Posts: 126

Rep: Reputation: 15
Yep, there is a bit more to it, although not bad. You need to use the command line for this install. Go to http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...ses/1.0.5.html and read how to install under Linux/GTK2.

The where doesn't really matter too much, mainly personal preference.

Oh yes, you need to be root for this install.
 
Old 07-17-2005, 12:00 AM   #4
futz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Great White North
Distribution: Fedora4/Ubuntu/Suse/ Mandriva/PCLinuxOS
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
> Go to http://www.mozilla.org/products/fir...ases/1.0.5.html and read how to install under Linux/GTK2.

I followed those instructions to the letter and got this result:

./firefox-installer-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 07-17-2005, 12:01 AM   #5
MidniteHex
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Birmingham, AL
Distribution: Mandrake 9.x
Posts: 11

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
ugh, thanks for the comments, but re-read the post

"i only have glibc 2.2.5, so i have to either use the archived binaries, or compile it myself(which i really don't want to do)."

basically what i'm saying is that i'm not using the installer, because i cant. i dont have glibc 2.3 or higher. i'm using the archived binary located here:

htt:/p/ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/firefox/releases/1.0.5/linux-i686/en-US/firefox-1.0.5.tar.gz
 
Old 07-17-2005, 12:07 AM   #6
futz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Great White North
Distribution: Fedora4/Ubuntu/Suse/ Mandriva/PCLinuxOS
Posts: 57

Rep: Reputation: 15
Oops! Sorry to kinda hijack yer thread then.
 
Old 07-18-2005, 10:33 PM   #7
mcmillan
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Distribution: Arch
Posts: 489

Rep: Reputation: 30
This may or may not apply to you, but apparently 1.05 is a bit buggy, 1.06 is supposed to be released soon (today according to some info but it's still not up last I checked). It may be a good idea just to wait a couple days and get 1.06. Look here for more
 
Old 07-19-2005, 12:45 AM   #8
floppywhopper
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: Albany, Western Australia
Distribution: Mageia 4.1, SME Server 8
Posts: 627
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 55
Looking at your details
you use Mandrake 9.x - yes ?
if so
then the RPM for firefox can be downloaded from
http://rpm.pbone.net/
although they dont have a rpm for firefox for the 9.x series
you probably could use firefox for the 10.x series

here is the rpm for firefox 1.04 for Mandrake 10.1
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

basically you download the rpm to a folder
and add that folder to the media manager in the MCC
and then install
if you have no luck at all
then I would suggest you upgrade to Mandrake 10.0 at least

floppy
 
Old 07-19-2005, 01:50 AM   #9
eagleswings
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Fedora Core 4, SuSE 9.2
Posts: 19

Rep: Reputation: 0
Yeah floppy is right, if you can find rpm for firefox much better it wont give you headache intalling it. But for now I don't find rpm for firefox-1.05, so I downloaded the tarball. Firefox-1.05 requrements are:
Quote:

Software Requirements

Please note that Linux distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.

* Linux kernel - 2.2.14 or higher with the following libraries or packages:
o glibc 2.3.2 or higher
o XFree86-3.3.6 or higher
o gtk+2.0 or higher
o fontconfig (also known as xft)
o libstdc++5
* Firefox has been tested on Red Hat Linux 8.0 and later
So, I continue Im using FC4. But first I deleted my previous version of firefox which is in /usr/lib64/ (i'm using AMD Athlon64) directory and "firefox" file in /usr/bin, otherwise you're going to have firefox-1.0.4 and firefox-1.0.5 installed. Then I follow the installation intruction in Firefox website:
Quote:
Extract the tarball and run the installer like so:

tar -xzvf firefox-1.0.5.installer.tar.gz
cd firefox-installer
./firefox-installer
There's gonna be a window for terms and condition and after that it will ask you where you want to install the program. I installed it in the same directory where I deleted the old version in my case in /usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.5. Then I went to that folder and run the program "./firefox". That's it! my firefox-1.05 runs smoothly. You may want to make a link of firefox in your /usr/bin to run that shortcut on your toolbar.

ln -s /usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.5/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
downloaded novell OS, extracted ISO and now trying to install randell6564 Suse/Novell 8 11-16-2005 02:10 PM
I can setuid binaries, but it doesn't work! Help. boing Linux - General 4 03-26-2005 12:18 PM
Why different binaries do not work across distros? jasmith Linux - Software 1 02-25-2005 06:33 PM
Best for installation - extracted or unextracted ISO? Andrew Holmes Linux - Newbie 4 11-26-2004 10:58 AM
kdelib no headerfiles extracted?!? JZL240I-U Linux - Software 1 09-20-2004 03:08 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:58 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration