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Old 01-18-2005, 04:05 AM   #1
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Mozilla Firefox Fatal Error [-618]


"Couldnt open xpistub library"

trying to install to /home/username/FireFox

I'm a big fan of this browser on my windows machine and wanted to try it out on Linux as well.

This is on RedHat 8.0
 
Old 01-18-2005, 05:41 AM   #2
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I beleive u wud have downloaded a firefox..tar.gz and gunzipped this to some directory right !!
Lets say :/opt/firefox-installer
Then check the permission of /opt/firefox-installer/libxpistub.so

The permissions should have been set properly !!
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:06 PM   #3
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Tried running as root with the same result.

Is there a library I missed in the install somehow?
 
Old 01-19-2005, 12:59 AM   #4
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Sorry about that ! I tried untarring the firefox.tar.gz, the library was not present. I guess the library gets created during install.

What is the access permission for /tmp ? This may sound silly, but maybe its not proper !!
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:02 AM   #5
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Hey check out this thread !
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...0&pagenumber=1

what the guy says is, he tried renaming xpi directory to xpistub after untarring and it worked.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 01:20 AM   #6
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I found another link for you
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/253505

Well this involves installing some extra packages before installing firefox (Xft,..), I guess these come along with RedHat 9 and i didnt face any problem !!
 
Old 01-19-2005, 03:18 AM   #7
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A buddy lent me a copy of the new SuSe 9.2 discs, and Im much happier with it over RedHat.

And it came preinstalled with FireFox.

Thanks for the help!

To close the thread, renaming the directory did, in fact, work. I tried it before reinstalling SuSe.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 10:50 AM   #8
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oh good that u tried ! At least now we know a workaround this problem,even if the problem is not clear : )!

Anyway happy learning with Suse
 
  


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