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Old 07-09-2007, 01:54 AM   #1
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Error while installing firefox 2 source code

hi guys,
i am using RHEL5 in my system. i thought of installing firefox but i recived error messages like this..

checking for C++ dynamic_cast to void*... yes
checking whether C++ requires implementation of unused virtual methods... yes
checking for trouble comparing to zero near std:perator!=()... no
checking for LC_MESSAGES... yes
checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for gtk+-2.0 >= 1.3.7... yes
checking MOZ_GTK2_CFLAGS... -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng12
checking MOZ_GTK2_LIBS... -L/lib -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lm -lpangocairo-1.0 -lpango-1.0 -lcairo -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -ldl -lglib-2.0
configure: error: --enable-application=APP is required

please help me to solve the problem

Old 07-09-2007, 03:04 AM   #2
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with all due respect, why bother? just use the standard installer from firefox. just because there's no rpm for rhel5, doesn't mean you need to compile it yourself.
Old 07-09-2007, 05:52 AM   #3
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In normal installer of firefox- everytime i have to go in to firefox folder and run ./firefox. Ls there anyway i could run my mozilla as desktop icon. i am doing this because my older firefox- get crashed. when i open firefox and type and put my mail id and press enter my firefox diappers

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Nope, you should right click on the Applications item on your menu bar and select Edit menus. Then you can create an new Firefox item and specify the command to launch it; no need for the command line after that.
Old 07-09-2007, 11:27 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot jay73 i never heard this type of menu edition and acid_kewpie you help me to retry the standard method.

Thank you for the help
Old 07-20-2007, 09:52 PM   #6
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my solution

try it

./configure --enable-application=browser

tellme if it works



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