Thanks for the quick reply MensaWater. It makes certain things easier to understand. Anyway, my problems started when I tried into mozilla firefox 5. I kept getting error
[root@dev23 firefox]# ./firefox-bin: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3
.4.9' not found (required by /home/oracle/Downloads/Firefox/firefox5/firefox/lib
After googling a little, I found that I had to install GLIBCXX_3.4.9. This lead me into thinking that I had to install libstdc++-4.6.0-7.fc15.i686.rpm but that RPM would not install because it complained about some dependencies which were in newer versions of the RPM manager i.e. v4.6.x and above.
Anyway, after reading your post, I realised that it may not be the RPM software which was broken but probably the packages(Firefox5) that I was trying to install were probably not built for RHEL5.
Anyway, I have managed to solve the firefox install problem becuase apparently firefox 4 and firefox 5 have not been built for RHEL5/CentOS5. I did however manage to get the firefox 5 working by following the instructions at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...f=23&t=2075033
***Note that anyone reading the instructions at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewto...f=23&t=2075033
, you will have to create a symlink (i.e. libstdc++.so.6 -should be placed in /usr/lib) to /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.10 to get firefox4 and above on RHEL/CentOS5 to get it working
Thanks for the help MensaWater
. I spent a a few days trying to solve this but had it not been for your reply, i may have spent a few more days going around in circles