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Old 01-27-2006, 06:48 AM   #1
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Installing Firefox


Hi there,

I just downloaded the latest firefox, extracted the file, now i'm left with a firefox file full of loads of files, does anybody know which one(s) i have to run to install it? Heres the file list:

browserconfig.properties libnss3.so libxpistub.so
chrome libnssckbi.so mozilla-xremote-client
components libplc4.so plugins
defaults libplds4.so readme.txt
extensions libsmime3.so removed-files
firefox libsoftokn3.chk res
firefox-bin libsoftokn3.so run-mozilla.sh
greprefs libssl3.so searchplugins
icons libxpcom_compat.so updater
libmozjs.so libxpcom_core.so updater.ini
libnspr4.so libxpcom.so xpicleanup

Thanks
 
Old 01-27-2006, 06:59 AM   #2
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it seems u dont hav to install

just cd to this directory in a terminal & type 'firefox'
it will open the browser.

u can also go throught that readme.txt file in an editor for more info
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:03 AM   #3
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Thanks alot. For the record, the readme file gives you a web link that contains very little information
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:07 AM   #4
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yeah i dont usually go through all those README files. if & only if i find my self in a dead end do i go to those files.

Did the browser open up??
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:22 AM   #5
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well, no, at least i don't think so. Ferora Core 4 comes with firefox 1.0.7. I wanted to update to the latest version 1.5 i think (or whatever version i downloaded) when i run the firefox command it just loads up 1.0.7. Do you know how i should upgrade?
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:34 AM   #6
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open a terminal in that directory u have downloaded into

type

./firefox

the dot is important

if that doesnt work u may need to run that shell script, which is
run-mozilla.sh by typing

./run-mozilla.sh

as for upgrading u just need to change the PATH variable in ur shell,to piont to ur new downloaded directory
 
Old 01-27-2006, 07:57 AM   #7
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I get the following errors from those commands:

[Kieran@localhost firefox]$ ./firefox
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

[Kieran@localhost firefox]$ ./run-mozilla.sh

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .

Does this make any sense to you?
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:04 AM   #8
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u need to give execute permission to that shell script

type

chmod 744 run-mozilla.sh

that is giving all permission to the owner of the file & read permission to the rest.

after the above command type

./run-mozilla.sh
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:12 AM   #9
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Still coming up with

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .

By the way, this is typical of anything i try to do with Linux
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:31 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by oookiezooo
By the way, this is typical of anything i try to do with Linux
Not sure what you mean---Do you mean it is typical to have problems?

To "run" a file, you need execute privileges. If you did chmod 744, you also need to be the owner of the file (or root) to run it.

I believe that I had to go find that same **.so file to install Firefox 1.5 Just type the filename into Google to find where to get it.
 
Old 01-27-2006, 08:34 AM   #11
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huh i think may be ur downlaod is not completely correct.here is a list of files i have

[.mozilla] browserconfig.properties
[chrome]
[components] [cpu]
[defaults] dependentlibs.list
[extensions] firefox
firefox-bin firefox-config
[greprefs] [icons]
[init.d] libfreebl_hybrid_3.chk
libfreebl_hybrid_3.so libfreebl_pure32_3.chk
libfreebl_pure32_3.so libmozjs.so
libnspr4.so libnss3.so
libnssckbi.so libplc4.so
libplds4.so libsmime3.so
libsoftokn3.chk libsoftokn3.so
libssl3.so libxpcom.so
libxpcom_compat.so libxpcom_core.so
libxpistub.so LICENSE
mozilla-installer-bin mozilla-xremote-client
moz_patch_checker.dtksh [plugins]
README.txt regxpcom
[res] run-mozilla.sh
[searchplugins] updater
updater.ini xpcshell
xpicleanup xpidl
xpt_dump xpt_link

& it works fine if i type firefox.

mine is version 1.5
 
Old 02-14-2006, 11:22 AM   #12
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@sohny: well, how did you install it?

@oookiezooo: it appears you need the libstdc++5 library which isn't standard in all distros
 
Old 02-14-2006, 02:57 PM   #13
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Have you tried using yum or apt-get to install it in the first place?
 
Old 02-15-2006, 05:06 AM   #14
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I didnt install just extarcted & started using firefox
 
Old 02-15-2006, 05:42 AM   #15
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ok, that's what I did
 
  


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