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Everybody LOVES Firebird. So I go to mozilla.org and
download the 0.7 gzipped tarball into my /misc/downloads.
I unzip, untar, and it barfs a big tree full of files right there
under /misc/downloads. No README. No install.sh. No Makefile.
I try to execute run-mozilla.sh, and get:
run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
When I try to execute MozillaFirebird-bin, I get:
./MozillaFirebird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
even though there damn well is a libmozjs.so file, right there in the directory.
And when I run the executable directly (as opposed to these shell scripts),
it runs, but the fonts look crappy. Good old mozilla 1.5 has perfectly nice fonts.
A cursory search in google/linux shows that other people don't like the fonts
either, but offer conflicting and frighteningly arcane solutions.
So - how do I install Firebird for real? Do I just mv the whole tree somewhere?
Soft link from /usr/bin to the executable? Why don't the scripts work? And how,
simply, do I fix the fonts?
Interestingly, RealPlayer files, like the song snippets on amazon,
play just fine (possibly because I also have CrossOver installed).
But I'm curious about this error message, which never shows up under