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Old 06-02-2005, 11:37 AM   #1
EliasAlucard
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I can't install Firefox 1.0.4


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[elias@cxx-xxx-xx-xxx ~]$ dir
Desktop firefox-1.0.4.installer.tar.gz tmp
[elias@cxx-xxx-xx-xxx ~]$ tar -xzvf firefox-1.0.4.installer.tar.gz
firefox-installer/
firefox-installer/xpi/
firefox-installer/xpi/adt.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/browser.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/en-US.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/help.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/talkback.xpi
firefox-installer/xpi/xpcom.xpi
firefox-installer/config.ini
firefox-installer/header.png
firefox-installer/install.ini
firefox-installer/license.txt
firefox-installer/watermark.png
firefox-installer/firefox-installer
firefox-installer/firefox-installer-bin
[elias@cxx-xxx-xx-xxx ~]$ cd firefox-installer
[elias@cxx-xxx-xx-xxx firefox-installer]$ ./firefox-installer
./firefox-installer-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
[[elias@cxx-xxx-xx-xxx firefox-installer]$
That's the message I get. I am following the exact instructions listed here: http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...4.html#install

I'm running Mandrake 10.2 LE and I haven't found any rpm packages for Firefox 1.0.4 and this is getting really frustrating since I want to run the latest Firefox. I would personally want to get rid of Firefox 1.0.2 and have Firefox 1.0.4 installed as standard.
 
Old 06-02-2005, 11:46 AM   #2
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Are you trying to install as "root"?

Have you tried looking in the Mandrake Control Center for an updated version of Firefox?
Try going to Easy URPMI and following the directions to set up your sources. Instead of resorting to tarballs and "wild" rpms, just "urpmi NAMEOFPACKAGE" on the command line, or use the Mandrake Control Center to install software. (Thanks Padma!)

Keep in mind that not all Linux distros change the numbering on programs like Firefox. Try updating through your package manager then run Firefox and check the version Help>About.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:01 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally posted by craigevil
Are you trying to install as "root"?

Have you tried looking in the Mandrake Control Center for an updated version of Firefox?
Try going to Easy URPMI and following the directions to set up your sources. Instead of resorting to tarballs and "wild" rpms, just "urpmi NAMEOFPACKAGE" on the command line, or use the Mandrake Control Center to install software. (Thanks Padma!)

Keep in mind that not all Linux distros change the numbering on programs like Firefox. Try updating through your package manager then run Firefox and check the version Help>About.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050517 Firefox/1.0.4 (Debian package 1.0.4-2)
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2
That's what it says. I don't know what you mean by "root," I'm pretty new to Linux. Where do I find that "Mandrake Control Center?" I have never understood anything about that urpmi thing, trust me, I've tried it a few times, completely without success. Is there some kind of guide that's explaining the entire process step by step?
 
Old 06-02-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
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in Mandriva installation is very easy once you have urpmi sources setup, below the few step by step guides

urpmi howto 1
urpmi howto 2

this thread talks about problem you are having
 
Old 06-14-2005, 05:45 PM   #5
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get firefox installed

ok before i forget (ive been trying for 3 days to upgrade to firefox 1.0.4 also. and there is not any info on the internet to do it easily for Mandrake.

But it is EASY, i just figured it out.
yes you need the "libstdc++5" libraries

Clik on your MENU button then Clik on SYSTEM then on CONFIGURATION then on PACKAGING
then on INSTALL SOFTWARE.

Ok following me so far?
Now in the window that pops up, "Rpmdrake" put into the SEARCH box the following
libstd
then clik SEARCH
You will see the results
put a checkmark next to the results that say "libstdc++5 " there may be a few numbers and dots at the end also dont worry about that.
then click on any O.K. box that pops up
Then clik on INSTALL.

this will install the proper files that Firefox 1.0.4 is looking for.
All the above instructions were done as ROOT. if youre not sure what i mean , you need to log out and when you get the login screen, type root as the user then the password that you gave for it when you set up linux.

then go into the directory that you unzipped the Firefox files into as described here http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...4.html#install
scroll down to the linux section.

This is the order i did it.
Download the Firefox upgrade.
it saved in my /home/desktop directory
then i navigated to where the file was
right clik on it and then click on Ark
then when that window pops up with a list of files.
on the menu bar clik on EDIT then on SELECT ALL
then on the menu bar clik on ACTION then on EXTRACT
then it asks you where you want to save it. at the end of the suggested name i just put the number 1
just to give it a unique folder so i knew where to find the right files.

NOW
open up your "Terminal" window-maybe called Konsole
Then change directory to where you EXTRACTED the files to.
on my machine it i entered into the command line
cd firefox1/firefox-installer then hit my enter key
then in the command line i typed
./firefox-installer then hit my enter key
that line above starts with a ( . ) a period that is then the slash /

this was long but it is what worked for me , let me know if ya need more help.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 05:56 PM   #6
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I got the "libstdc++5" libraries, some dude sent it to me. It's working pretty much as it should from the Linux installer provided by mozilla. I still haven't found any *.rpm files for the 1.0.4 version... seems like rpmdrake etc only offer *.rpm files for 1.0.2 as of now.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 05:59 PM   #7
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is it installed?

did ya get 1.0.4 installed and running then?

its still a pain in the butt.
more to configure.
You have to go into youre icon/shortcts properties and point the application to the new place you have the upgraded firefox at .
by default it seems to go to the /bin/mozilla-firefox directory.
just clik on browse when your in the properties box as described above and go to folder where you installed new .
then clik on the file named firefox there is no extension at the end.. its just firefox

Last edited by rkn5555; 06-14-2005 at 06:05 PM.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 06:07 PM   #8
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Re: is it installed?

Quote:
Originally posted by rkn5555
did ya get 1.0.4 installed and running then?
Yeah.
 
Old 06-14-2005, 06:20 PM   #9
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