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Old 02-11-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
tewaru
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firefox reinstall not happening


Up untill an hour ago firefox was working well on my mandrake 10.1 system. then for some reason known only to experts it ceased to function. So I decided to reinstall the program and this is what I get

[root@tewaru fox]# cd /usr/local/fox
[root@tewaru fox]# tar -zxvf firefox-1.0.installer.tar.gz
firefox-installer/
firefox-installer/xpi/
firefox-installer/xpi/adt.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/browser.xpi

gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
Can anyone enlighten on what to do next Thanks
Tewaru
 
Old 02-11-2005, 08:44 PM   #2
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Looks like your download appears to be corrupt. Either download it again or use a Mandrake Firefox rpm.
 
Old 02-12-2005, 12:41 AM   #3
tewaru
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Downloaded firefox again now i get this
root@tewaru firefox-installer]# ./firefox-installer
SCIM: im_module_init
free(): invalid pointer 0x8266078!
free(): invalid pointer 0x8266050!
./firefox-installer: line 56: 15722 Segmentation fault ./${BINNAME}-bin $@
where to now
thanks tewaru
 
Old 02-16-2005, 05:55 PM   #4
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Unhappy firefox reinstall not happening

I have the same problem. I'm using Mandrake 10.1. I uninstalled (deleted) everything, the firefox directory and the profile directory. I tried to re-install but I come across this message:

SCIM: im_module_init
free(): invalid pointer 0x81f55b8!
free(): invalid pointer 0x81f5590!
./firefox-installer: line 56: 12064 Segmentation fault ./${BINNAME}-bin $@

I am stuck. Help.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 01:04 AM   #5
tewaru
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I am afraid that in the end i waited and with no replies. I refreshed mandrake 10.1 by reinstalling over the original and I still got the same message. So I bit the bullet, cleared the hard drive and done a complete install of mandrake 10.1 and everything is working fine now. This is the first time that I have had to this and I have been running from mandrake 7.1. I installed mandrake 10.1 over mandrake 10 and I must admit things were not as stable as usual, I have had up till now a nice run with mandrake linux.
I hope someone can solve your problem before you have to do anything drastic
cheers Tewaru
 
Old 02-17-2005, 11:16 AM   #6
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I have been point in the direction of this:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/262899

It might help. I will report back after I have had a go.
 
  


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