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Old 05-24-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
saida.1988
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Unhappy Installation of firefox


i have downloaded firefox12
in Downloads i can find firfox-12.0.tar.bz2

to install that i followed various steps from different websites..i failed to install it. i made mistakes.

now when i click on the firefox icon it says "failed to execute child process "firefox" (no such file or directory)"

i lost my earlier version firefox also.. am unable to browse..

please can any help me how to get back firefox??
 
Old 05-24-2012, 12:46 PM   #2
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Hello, which Operating system are you using?
 
Old 05-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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assuming fedora:
Code:
[schneidz@hyper ~]$ sudo yum install firefox
Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
BlueBubble                                                                                                  | 3.6 kB     00:00     
fedora-chromium                                                                                             | 3.4 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-free-updates                                                                                      | 3.3 kB     00:00     
rpmfusion-nonfree-updates                                                                                   | 3.3 kB     00:00     
updates/metalink                                                                                            |  16 kB     00:00     
Setting up Install Process
Package firefox-12.0-1.fc15.x86_64 already installed and latest version
Nothing to do
 
Old 05-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #4
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Since you didn't bother to state the OS you are using no one is able to help you.

How To Ask Questions The Smart Way - http://catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

For most distros you can use the package manager your distro provides.
 
Old 05-24-2012, 05:23 PM   #5
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the op's other post is about a red hat 6 exam
so guessing RHEL6

install the remi repo and use yum ( not recommended on red hat )

or fallow the manual install instructions on the firefox web site
or from Google
 
Old 05-25-2012, 01:21 AM   #6
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If it's Centos 6.2

# su -

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi.repo
# yum --enablerepo=remi install firefox
 
Old 05-25-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
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Not too sure, but it might be missing the firefox symbolic link in /usr/bin that points to /usr/lib/firefox/firefox.
 
Old 05-25-2012, 07:45 AM   #8
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Unhappy

am using redhat linux 6.

Please can you help me with detailed steps. to install back firefox. am new to this OS..
 
Old 05-25-2012, 04:19 PM   #9
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well RHEL and the free rebuilds were NEVER meant for the " new to Linux" person
it is designed for the headless server and for the office / lab
and was meant for system admins to administer ( or the IT department)

as such RHEL tends to use VERY OLD software ( with security and bug fixes BACKPORTED )
rhel6 shipped with firefox 3.6 and will keep 3.6 for its 10 years of life

now firefox is a " exception " to the red hat RULE
the rule is that there will NEVER be a version change used in RHEL

the SAME version of software that shipped in 6.0 WILL BE THE SAME in 10 years in RHEL 6.9, as it is was back in 6.0


this makes RHEL6 VERY good for the server and for the business office , BUT a very bad choice for the "home" general purpose computer

so seeing as this IS RHEL 6 ( and NOT free) you DID buy the $299/year REQUIRED support contract
the full install instructions ARE in the red hat knowledge base
you might want to use it seeing AS you ARE paying $299 for access to it
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/search

or

fallow the instructions on the firefox web site

the tbz2 is a binary install
1WHAT version of RHEL is this ???
32 bit ?
or 64 bit ???
if 64 bit the tbz( from firefox website) IS the 32 bit version and the instructions ARE DIFFERENT from the 64 bit firefox
the 64 bit firefox is in the FTP page

if this IS 64 bit RHEL6 and the 32 bit firefox then the 32 bit /64 bit wrappers are needed

Last edited by John VV; 05-25-2012 at 04:21 PM.
 
Old 05-27-2012, 10:21 PM   #10
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In other words, unless you really now what you are doing, you better try another distribution such as Ubuntu, Mint, OpenSuse or similar.
You will be much much better with one of those
 
  


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