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MidniteHex 07-16-2005 10:57 PM

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)

futz 07-16-2005 11:47 PM

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.
:D

alaskazimm 07-16-2005 11:47 PM

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.

futz 07-17-2005 12:00 AM

> 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

MidniteHex 07-17-2005 12:01 AM

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

futz 07-17-2005 12:07 AM

Oops! Sorry to kinda hijack yer thread then. :p

mcmillan 07-18-2005 10:33 PM

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

floppywhopper 07-19-2005 12:45 AM

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

eagleswings 07-19-2005 01:50 AM

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


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