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I've been trying to install a more recent version of Mozilla - though with little success. Ideally I'd like to do this without necessarily using RPMs - for learning purposes. Unfortunately I seem to be encountering problems and I'm getting an error message to the effect that the following file is missing:
I've tried 'locate libstdc' and - if I understand the information correctly - it seems that I have a higher version of the file installed, namely:
I've seen a post elsewhere on the forum suggesting that it is possible to create a symbolic link from the new file to the old file to enable the software to be installed. Could anybody expand on how this would be done as I confess this leaves me dumbfounded.
Nah, it just made Mozilla happy enough to install. If its the wrong lib, if Mozilla ever makes a call to that lib its going to bug, but then again... it might never call that lib if you don't use say... arcane utility X. Most likely you'll be fine.
It's newer version. I use such tricks myself all the time and it's always OK. Of course, when I have a newer version.
There can be programs that need one specific version, but I don't think Mozilla is the case.