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wufo 09-07-2013 09:18 PM

Installing firefox 23
 
How do you install firefox 23 on Slack14? I download it, firefox-23.0.1.tar.bz2, and placed it in /usr/lib64/firefox-23.0.1. moved old /usr/bin/firefox to firefox.old and linked /usr/bin/firefox to the new 23 directory.

All I get when I execute is
bash: ./firefox: No such file or directory

What gives? What missing file or directory?

tj

wildwizard 09-07-2013 09:27 PM

1. You downloaded a source package not a Slackware package
2. Firefox 23 is not compatible with Slackware 14.0

As of right now these are the most recent packages for Firefox in Slackware 14.0, mae sure you get the right version 32 vs 64 bit.

ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s..._slack14.0.txz
ftp://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/slackware/s..._slack14.0.txz

volkerdi 09-07-2013 09:37 PM

"No such file or directory" is most commonly caused by attempting to run a 64-bit binary on 32-bit (or the other way around).

wufo 09-07-2013 09:42 PM

Bingo, thanks.

But, why won't 23 from mozilla work? And, why only 17 available for Slackware 14?

Just for my own info

tj

Woodsman 09-07-2013 09:52 PM

Quote:

But, why won't 23 from mozilla work
I'm running 23.01 on 14.0. No problems. :)

Quote:

why only 17 available for Slackware 14?
Firefox 17.0.7esr?

wufo 09-07-2013 10:14 PM

Now I am really confused. All I want is to get flash player working.

tj

volkerdi 09-07-2013 10:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wufo (Post 5023862)
But, why won't 23 from mozilla work?

Are you sure it doesn't? It seemed possible that it would if the issue was that the wrong (32-bit vs 64-bit) binary was installed.

Quote:

And, why only 17 available for Slackware 14?
Because there is an issue with it crashing on KDE if oxygen-gtk2 is installed. Since Slackware 14.0 installs oxygen-gtk2 by default, it's not appropriate for a security patch. Those shouldn't require an existing package to be removed in order to work.

Stuferus 09-08-2013 05:24 AM

just use firefox from current and use it in 14.. its what i did, works fine!
not a fan of esr.

brianL 09-08-2013 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wufo (Post 5023873)
Now I am really confused. All I want is to get flash player working.

tj

Get Alien Bob's package:
http://connie.slackware.com/~alien/s...player-plugin/

GNU/Linux 09-08-2013 09:11 AM

Since Firefox 23.x conflicts with 'oxygen-gtk2' but if I'm using Xfce on Slackware 14, then it (23 from current) should be ok?

ruario 09-08-2013 09:28 AM

@wufo: You can use my latest-firefox script to make a package if you like:

Code:

$ wget http://www.panix.com/~ruari/latest-firefox
$ bash latest-firefox
$ su -c '/sbin/upgradepkg /tmp/mozilla-firefox-23.0.1-x86_64-1ro.tgz'


ponce 09-08-2013 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GNU/Linux (Post 5024052)
Since Firefox 23.x conflicts with 'oxygen-gtk2' but if I'm using Xfce on Slackware 14, then it (23 from current) should be ok?

not tried with the current package, but the problem manifests on slackware64-14.0 (not on 32bit) with a package built on that platform if using oxygen-gtk2 as a theme also outside kde (there is the default).

neymac 09-08-2013 11:10 AM

I use Slackware64-14.0 with kde-4.10.5 (from alien's site) and firefox 23.0.1 (from ruario's script)that I've just installed is running fine. Is it safe use it, regarding securities issues?

ruario 09-08-2013 12:49 PM

It should be, it is the latest version and uses the official binaries from Mozilla.

brianL 09-08-2013 01:08 PM

Thanks, Ruari. It works!


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