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Old 05-06-2006, 07:52 PM   #16
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You need to have 'compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.fc4.i386.rpm' installed for the tar.gz version on mozilla.com to run. It's on one of the regular Fedora repos (fedora-extras, I think).

You can extract the tar.gz in the same folder as the Fedora-installed version, but I placed it in one of its own just to be safe.

You also need to edit the paths in the 'firefox' shell script files in both /usr/bin and in your new firefox folder to match your firefox folder's location.

Finally, I suggest running your new version as root the first time you run it. It should display the page telling you that you have the lasest version. You can then run it as a regular user.
 
Old 05-14-2006, 08:06 PM   #17
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Thanks, jkhg, I'll give that a shot :-D I'll let you know what happens

Thanks again,

Bill
 
Old 05-14-2006, 08:26 PM   #18
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Just a general question, but kinda related;

How would I know that I needed that package? I mean, Firefox's website doesn't mention it anywhere, I would never have known if not for this forum. I run into a lot of problems like that, where I need additional packages or dependencies for something to run, but the Installation Instructions for the program I am trying to install don't indicate what I need on my system in order for it to work properly. Is there a database or HOWTOS that list the requirements for various programs to run?

Thanks for any info :-D

Bill
 
Old 05-14-2006, 08:26 PM   #19
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dude,
this isn't rocket science. The first thing you need to do is uninstall firefox 1.0.8.
rpm -e firefox

then, download firefox from the mozilla-firefox site. Untar the package to anywhere you like. Mine is /usr/local/firefox.

then edit the internet linker on your desktop to look at /usr/local/firefox/firefox
 
Old 05-16-2006, 07:37 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by xbill311x
How would I know that I needed that package? I mean, Firefox's website doesn't mention it anywhere, I would never have known if not for this forum.
Same here... I did extensive searches on this and other Linux forums, and all I found out was that some had the generic Firefox/Thunderbird running fine, while others had the same problem as me. I finally found the answer on Mozilla's forums.

What really puzzles me is this: I ran across an RPM-packaged version of Firefox 1.5.x, and installed it. It did exactly the same thing as the .tar.gz version from Mozilla. I though that the whole idea behind RPMs was that they pick up library dependencies.

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Originally Posted by jlo_sandog
The first thing you need to do is uninstall firefox 1.0.8.
This is not correct... you can leave the RPM version installed if you like.
 
Old 05-23-2006, 10:05 PM   #21
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Wow, that's crazy. Just seems like such a common task, upgrade Firefox. I dunno, maybe I'm still stuck in Windows, lol. Anyway, I'm going to try to install that package and see what happens. I will let you know :-D Thanks so much for the help :-D

Bill
 
  


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