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I'm running Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 3 (Taroon Update 4).
I have Firefox 188.8.131.52 installed, and I want to upgrade to Firefox 3.5.3. So I downloaded the firefox-3.5.3.tar.bz2 and opened it with the file-roller and extracted it to /tmp.
In the /tmp/firefox directory, I tried running some of the executable files in there, but I'm getting errors:
[root@hhlinux firefox]# ./firefox
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libpangocairo-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[root@hhlinux firefox]# ./updater
./updater: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Just a reminder, be careful with Firefox 3.5 there are many things to consider upgrading into it, a lot of works, dependency requirement, and risk of data. Older linux versions should be contented with v. 3.04 or below. I remain at v.3.04 until now.
You have a wicked problem. If you upgrade some of your other libraries as you need to do, it may cause problems with other running software. It would appear you are running a rather old version of firefox, so you are probably running older software with other things. If you download new libraries, you may need to keep the old ones too.