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Old 06-04-2005, 04:53 AM   #1
chrispy_mm
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FireFox Install Issues


Hi there,

first post here, although I've been using Linux for a few weeks now and this place has been very useful.

I wanted to install the latest version of Firefox, so I uninstalled my previous one, downloaded the tar.gz, untarred it, typed in ./firefox-installer, and then i get this error message:

./firefox-installer-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

how do i solve this?

I tried a couple of things myself, none of them worked, and i'd had enough, so i went to urpmi and tried to install a previous version of firefox(1.0.20) which is on my distro cd, but now this won't install!! argh!

Any help would be grreatly appreciated.

chris

PS i'm using Mandrive LE 2005
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:14 AM   #2
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You might try typing...

"locate libstdc++.so.5"

to see if you have the the C++ library, it is pretty standard with Linux distributions.

Then make sure you have the directory this file is in in your library path. Type "export" and see if the path the library is in is listed aside LD_LIBRARY_PATH. If not type...

"export LD_LIBRARY_PATH={correct directory}:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH"
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:19 AM   #3
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libstdc++.so.5 came with <= g++-3.3.x ( note on mandrivia this is not true, they split libstdc++ off into it's own package). you probably have g++-3.4.x installed, which comes with libstdc++.so.6. try looking for a mandrivia package called ( this may not be exact) libstdc++-compat or something similar. if you cannot get it to work, due to the way the binary firefox is set up there is a hack that should get you going.
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:36 AM   #4
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Chhers for the reply,
I tried the locate xommand and it told me i needed to run updatedb as root to create the file

so i did that,( i think)
then tried the locate command again, and nothing happens. Does this mean i dont have it?

If so what do i do about it?

thanks

Chris
 
Old 06-04-2005, 05:53 AM   #5
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Right, got it sorted!

cheers for the replies guys,
sorted it by doin what i'd alredy done about 3 times (or i thought i had anyway) went to rpmdrake and installed libstdc++5.x.x.etc and for some reason this time it worked!

woo!
!
 
  


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