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Old 09-06-2013, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question Install Firefox on RHEL 3


Hi Friends,

I'm trying to install Firefox on my RHEL 3, but I have so many problems, when I try to run the script firefox/firefox this shows me:

firefox/firefox: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.

I tried to upgrade the libstdc++ but didn't have luck, it is a depend on the gcc and couldn't upgrade because my kernel is 2.4.21.37.EL

My question is, Someone could install firefox on this version of Red hat?
Hope can give me some help..


Greetings,

Tch.
 
Old 09-06-2013, 10:21 PM   #2
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RHEL 3 was released ten years ago and reached end of life three years ago.

The odds are against you.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 09:57 AM   #3
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Thx for answer frankbell,

Don't you know another kind of browser for use with this old version of red hat?

Greetings,

Tch.
 
Old 09-07-2013, 02:56 PM   #4
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Thx for answer frankbell,
Don't you know another kind of browser for use with this old version of red hat?
You can either use the one that came with RHEL3, or not use a browser at all.

Again, RHEL3 is VERY old, and ANY new browser is going to require the new libraries and support programs for it. And unless you are planning on PAYING FOR Red Hat Enterprise, you should NOT USE IT. Download the latest version of CentOS if you really need RHEL. It's 99.x% identical, but free. And are you sure you NEED a server-class distro like RHEL??? What are you planning on doing with it? What are your goals? If you need something for web browsing and general use, load Fedora or Mint instead.
 
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:46 AM   #5
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Don't you know another kind of browser for use with this old version of red hat?
what version of the unsupported RHEL 3 ?
3.0,3.1,3.2 all the way to 3.9

rhel3 is older than firefox
the last update for 3.9 has ( centOS 3.9)
seamonkey-1.0.9-0.62.el3.centos3.i386.rpm

there was a version of FF in the extra repos
firefox-1.5.0.12-0.21.el4.centos3.i386.rpm

but it was BACKPORTED from RHEL4 to RHEL3

in the RHEL ( well centOS ) 3.1 repo is
mozilla-1.4.3-3.0.4.i386.rpm
the browser BEFORE there was a Firefox
 
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Old 09-08-2013, 08:13 AM   #6
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Firefox-3.0.19 can be installed in CentOS 3.x

Some years ago I created a CentOS3 package with the firefox dependencies.
It's mostly the CentOS libs from the packages evolution28*.
And then some. For firefox 2 and 3, latest usable is firefox-3.0.19,
I think. ( The CentOS 3 OS I started up this morning uses 3.0.16 ).
3.0.19 etc. : http://olex.openlogic.com/packages/f...ge_detail_tabs

Library package : x39-firefox3-libs-1.0-1.i386.rpm
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7S2...it?usp=sharing

The start script `/usr/bin/firefox' must be edited ..
Add to (the empty) line 54 :
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/evolution28/lib/

-
 
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:50 AM   #7
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Hi friends,

Thxs all for answer, I finally decide to use the Mozilla Browser which was before of firefox and it is working well.

Thx all for help.

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Old 09-10-2013, 01:10 PM   #8
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running RHEL3
( to use a MS windows analogy )
is like using Windows95 in a windows 7 and 8 world

you will find that about 1/2 or so of the web sites WILL NOT work in the antique mozilla-1.4
java - no plugin
flash - no plugins
javascript - well not there
html5 - too old a browser
html4 too old a browser for some of it

there is NO current software
you are stuck using the versions from 2004
 
Old 09-10-2013, 01:23 PM   #9
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Thx for answer frankbell,

Don't you know another kind of browser for use with this old version of red hat?

Greetings,

Tch.
If Mozilla isn't enough, Dillo might be worth trying.

As others have said - and my apologies for flogging the dead horse - I reckon it's a good idea to consider upgrading to a new version of RHEL (or CentOS if you don't feel like paying for it); depending on the support plan you have in place with Red Hat, it might even be possible to get upgrade/migration assistance from them. Is there a particular reason why you're still on RHEL3 (DE version, hardware compatibility, something else)?

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Originally Posted by John VV View Post
running RHEL3
( to use a MS windows analogy )
is like using Windows95 in a windows 7 and 8 world

you will find that about 1/2 or so of the web sites WILL NOT work in the antique mozilla-1.4
java - no plugin
flash - no plugins
javascript - well not there
html5 - too old a browser
html4 too old a browser for some of it

there is NO current software
you are stuck using the versions from 2004
To be fair, I figure Windows 2000 would be a more appropriate comparison; RHEL3's end-of-life wasn't *that* long ago.

But yeah. If only for the sake of probably-critical security updates, an upgrade is long overdue.

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Old 09-10-2013, 02:11 PM   #10
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Hi friends,

There is no a special reason for use RHEL 3, but let me explain Why.
I'm testing an old software based on tcl that run on RHEL 3 and 5, so I decide to use RHEL 3 on virtual machines because is faster reboot, start and take less resourses than RHEL 5(It was so slow to start on my machine, maybe because of the technical specifications of my laptop).
For do my test I should install a browser, but now I know that the old mozilla is enough for my purpose.
But I will try with Dillo too, thx for the advice!.

Greetings

Teddy Chiarot.
 
Old 09-10-2013, 04:18 PM   #11
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for future reference
it would have been VERY beneficial to have known in the very first post that
1) this was a Virtual install and not a real install
2) that this is on a laptop and not on a desktop or a server


I take it you told the VM that it was a old Pentium 3 or 4 cpu
or on old xenon

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