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Old 06-30-2007, 08:11 AM   #1
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Installing FireFox


I downloaded firefox and tar -zxvf it
and now I have
Code:
user@adminPC:~/firefox$ ls
browserconfig.properties  libnspr4.so         mozilla-xremote-client
chrome                    libnss3.so          old-homepage-default.properties
components                libnssckbi.so       plugins
defaults                  libplc4.so          readme.txt
dictionaries              libplds4.so         removed-files
extensions                libsmime3.so        res
firefox                   libsoftokn3.chk     run-mozilla.sh
firefox-bin               libsoftokn3.so      searchplugins
greprefs                  libssl3.so          updater
icons                     libxpcom_compat.so  updater.ini
libfreebl3.chk            libxpcom_core.so    xpicleanup
libfreebl3.so             libxpcom.so
libmozjs.so               libxpistub.so
now what???
how to start installation?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 08:18 AM   #2
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Click on the icon named "firefox" or from the command line do ./firefox.
 
Old 06-30-2007, 08:58 AM   #3
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user@adminPC:~/FireFox/firefox$ ./firefox
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
user@adminPC:~/FireFox/firefox$

what should I do?
 
Old 06-30-2007, 01:07 PM   #4
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ox#post2805729

this is the info I used to get my firefox working. Follow instructions by IBall.

Once you do this, the first firefox window will close when you close the terminal. Firefox should be added to your Applications pull-down menu, under Internet.

Hope this helps.
Barnes.
 
Old 06-30-2007, 01:45 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Instantly
user@adminPC:~/FireFox/firefox$ ./firefox
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
user@adminPC:~/FireFox/firefox$

what should I do?
Well if you posted a distro on your profile (left hand side box) then someone might be able to tell you how to install it without having all of the stresses of "faffing about" with source files.

Theres a good chance that it's available from the software manager of your distro - except if we don't know what the distro is, we can direct you towards it.

The software manager would (probably) have known that it requires the libstdc++.so.5 as a dependency and installed it for you.

regards

John
 
  


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