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Old 08-21-2004, 03:59 PM   #1
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Want to switch from Mozilla to Firefox but problem


Hi, I've been using Mozilla but want to change to firefox. I downloaded mozillafirefox-0.9.3-i686-1jim.tgz
from linuxpackages and installpkg'ed that. Two issues/problems:

1. When I launch firefox-bin it says "/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" Now I do have libmozjs.so in that directory (/usr/lib/mozilla-firefox
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2. Assuming I can actually launch it, can I just mv my plugins from mozilla to the plugins directory of firefox and will that work smoothly?
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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1) check out the file's permissions first....
2) probably yes...I'd imagine so
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:05 PM   #3
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1) check out the file's permissions first....
2) probably yes...I'd imagine so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 441204 Aug 3 17:15 libmozjs.so*

Perms are fine. I even tried to give "other" write access but got the same message.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:40 PM   #4
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Hm, I'm not sure, but I think you have to run Firefox the first time after installation as root. After that you can simply start it as a normal user. Maybe give that a try...
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:43 PM   #5
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Hm, I'm not sure, but I think you have to run Firefox the first time after installation as root. After that you can simply start it as a normal user. Maybe give that a try...
You are exactly right. That is what I had to do and it worked.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:50 PM   #6
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The only thing it errors with, which is no big deal at all, is "(QFA)Talkback error: Can't initialize." Whatever the heck that is. I prefer firefox over Mozilla because it seems slightly faster to me.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 04:59 PM   #7
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Also..How do I move my Mozilla bookmarks to firefox? I tried copying bookmarks.xpt in the components directory to the firefox equivalent and that didn't work.
 
Old 08-21-2004, 06:05 PM   #8
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In Mozilla go to Bookmarks --> Manage Bookmarks --> Export --> to some file
In Firefox go to Bookmarks --> Manage Bookmarks -->File --> Import --> from some file
 
Old 08-21-2004, 06:27 PM   #9
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In Mozilla go to Bookmarks --> Manage Bookmarks --> Export --> to some file
In Firefox go to Bookmarks --> Manage Bookmarks -->File --> Import --> from some file
What the heck. For some reason Firefox doesn't do anything when I click on import. And when I try to bookmark a site, it crashes. What the heck! Has anyone experienced this?
 
Old 08-21-2004, 08:39 PM   #10
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I'd say f#ck the package from Linuxpackages, download the official package from mozilla.org/firefox. It's a graphical installer and it just works. All the plugins are the same files, but the location where to put 'm is probably a little different. This is all documented on the Netscape plugin-site though, so I suggest you also just download the plugins again and just install them the way they're supposed to be installed on firefox. Doing it the way it should be done will really save you a lot of time, compared to screwing around with packages you didn't make yourself and then trying to tweak them the way you want 'm to be!
 
Old 08-22-2004, 12:18 AM   #11
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I'd say f#ck the package from Linuxpackages, download the official package from mozilla.org/firefox. It's a graphical installer and it just works. All the plugins are the same files, but the location where to put 'm is probably a little different. This is all documented on the Netscape plugin-site though, so I suggest you also just download the plugins again and just install them the way they're supposed to be installed on firefox. Doing it the way it should be done will really save you a lot of time, compared to screwing around with packages you didn't make yourself and then trying to tweak them the way you want 'm to be!
Odd. I tried a installpkg again and when I went back to firefox, not only did it not crash when I tried to add a bookmark, but all my old mozilla bookmarks were there! It needed to be installed twice I guess?
 
  


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