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
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.
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.