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I am trying to install FireFox and am having trouble with missing dependencies.
When I run rpm -ivh firefox-1.0.4-1.3.1.i386.rpm, I get;
error: Failed dependencies
desktop-file-utils >= 0.9 is needed by firefox
libstdc++.so.6 is needed by firefox
libstdc++.so.6(GLIBCXX_3.4) is needed by firefox
I found the desktop-files-utils rpm and installed it. The tried again installing FireFox from the rpm. Got the same error message.
A couple questions come to mind,
1. FireFox probably expects to see the desktop-file-utils files in a certain place. Where might that be?
2. While looking for version 0.9 of the desktop-file-utils, I also found versions 0.1 through 0.8. Do I need to install these as well??
3. I was also unable to find the other two libraries. Any idea on where they are?
Some background. I am running Fedora Core 2 on a P4 with 512 mB ram. I am logged in a root when trying all this.
If anyone has any ideas, I would greatly appreciate the help. tom o.
it is doing these checks against the database, not filesystem. there is no "other place" to look in this case. you must'ev not instaled the right one. as for the others, upgrade... not much else to say i'm afraid.
well yeah, with a precompiled tarball, it's not too painful at all. never nice moving on from rpm if you're not ready though. the more obvious solution would be to get the whole apt / yum thing running.
After you "untared" the tar.gz file, there should have been a folder called "firefox-installer" located in the same directory that the tar.gz file was in. In the "firefox-installer" folder is a file called "firefox", which is the FireFox executable. So use the cd command to change into that folder and type ./firefox
Using the "locate" command is the easiest way to find a file in linux. Before using this command, you need to run "updatedb". So open a terminal window and at the prompt type "updatedb" which will update the database that the locate command uses. Then type "locate firefox" and press enter. The output will tell you where the firefox file is. Then use the cd command to change to that directory, and once there, type ./firefox. One catch, you have to open a terminal window while in graphical mode. If you can see the desktop, you are in graphical mode.
Of course an easier way is to create a shortcut. I forgot how to do that but will learn it again and let you know.
By the way, an excellent book for learning linux is "Linux+ Guide to Linux Certification" second edition, which can be found or ordered from most book stores. This book has helped me a great deal. I am still a linux newbie, but not for long, I hope. Tom Orrell
If you are running gnome, here is how to create a shortcut,
1. right click the desktop
2. left click "Create Launcher" in the pop up menu
3. type Fire Fox into the name field
4. click the Browse button and browse the filesystem until you find the firefox executable.
5. click "No Icon" and browse to the same folder where the firefox file is and select "watermark.png"
6. click open and ok buttons until the icon appears on your desktop.
Enjoy. If this makes no sense, please let me know. Tom Orrell