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Old 09-23-2005, 09:20 AM   #1
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cannot run firefox

I just installed firefox 1.0.7 in usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7, I installed the java plugin and the flash plugin. Everything works fine except that I can't start firefox from the terminal by typing 'firefox'.

If I put a symbolic link into /usr/bin I get this:

bash: /usr/bin/firefox: Too many levels of symbolic links
And if I put a hard link into /usr/bin :

Cannot find mozilla runtime directory. Exiting.
However, if I run 'firefox' from its home directory ( usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/ ) it works...

What is wrong?
Old 09-23-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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Try this (as root):
cd /usr/bin
rm firefox
ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/firefox   firefox
Old 09-23-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:22 AM   #4
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what linux u use?
firefox is a browser included, like konqueror,
what happened?
Old 09-23-2005, 11:55 AM   #5
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I "updated it".

I just didn't realise that 'ln' didn't work by doing the following (it almost seems a bit inconsistent);

#cd /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7
#ln -s firefox /usr/bin/firefox
Instead you must do:

#cd /usr/bin
#ln -s /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.7/firefox firefox

I thought the first variant would work too.


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