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MidniteHex 07-16-2005 10:57 PM

firefox 1.05 binaries won't work when extracted
after extracting, how exactly do i get it setup to work? i only have glibc 2.2.5, so i have to either use the archived binaries, or compile it myself(which i really don't want to do). i extracted it to it's own directory(the home directory because i dont know any better), and when i click on the binary, it tries to bring up konquerer and says that it can't find program 'mozilla'. i know there's more to it than just extracting, i just can't find out how. thanks in advance (sorry if there's not enough info. just ask me and i'll provide it)

futz 07-16-2005 11:47 PM

I had the same problem. No go - I'm still at 1.04.

The way I read it, you're supposed to first run the firefox-installer script, and then run firefox-installer-bin. Didn't work for me, but I'm still a newb, so I'm probably doing it wrong.

alaskazimm 07-16-2005 11:47 PM

Yep, there is a bit more to it, although not bad. You need to use the command line for this install. Go to and read how to install under Linux/GTK2.

The where doesn't really matter too much, mainly personal preference.

Oh yes, you need to be root for this install.

futz 07-17-2005 12:00 AM

> Go to and read how to install under Linux/GTK2.

I followed those instructions to the letter and got this result:

./firefox-installer-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

MidniteHex 07-17-2005 12:01 AM

ugh, thanks for the comments, but re-read the post

"i only have glibc 2.2.5, so i have to either use the archived binaries, or compile it myself(which i really don't want to do)."

basically what i'm saying is that i'm not using the installer, because i cant. i dont have glibc 2.3 or higher. i'm using the archived binary located here:


futz 07-17-2005 12:07 AM

Oops! Sorry to kinda hijack yer thread then. :p

mcmillan 07-18-2005 10:33 PM

This may or may not apply to you, but apparently 1.05 is a bit buggy, 1.06 is supposed to be released soon (today according to some info but it's still not up last I checked). It may be a good idea just to wait a couple days and get 1.06. Look here for more

floppywhopper 07-19-2005 12:45 AM

Looking at your details
you use Mandrake 9.x - yes ?
if so
then the RPM for firefox can be downloaded from
although they dont have a rpm for firefox for the 9.x series
you probably could use firefox for the 10.x series

here is the rpm for firefox 1.04 for Mandrake 10.1

basically you download the rpm to a folder
and add that folder to the media manager in the MCC
and then install
if you have no luck at all
then I would suggest you upgrade to Mandrake 10.0 at least


eagleswings 07-19-2005 01:50 AM

Yeah floppy is right, if you can find rpm for firefox much better it wont give you headache intalling it. But for now I don't find rpm for firefox-1.05, so I downloaded the tarball. Firefox-1.05 requrements are:

Software Requirements

Please note that Linux distributors may provide packages for your distribution which have different requirements.

* Linux kernel - 2.2.14 or higher with the following libraries or packages:
o glibc 2.3.2 or higher
o XFree86-3.3.6 or higher
o gtk+2.0 or higher
o fontconfig (also known as xft)
o libstdc++5
* Firefox has been tested on Red Hat Linux 8.0 and later
So, I continue Im using FC4. But first I deleted my previous version of firefox which is in /usr/lib64/ (i'm using AMD Athlon64) directory and "firefox" file in /usr/bin, otherwise you're going to have firefox-1.0.4 and firefox-1.0.5 installed. Then I follow the installation intruction in Firefox website:

Extract the tarball and run the installer like so:

tar -xzvf firefox-1.0.5.installer.tar.gz
cd firefox-installer
There's gonna be a window for terms and condition and after that it will ask you where you want to install the program. I installed it in the same directory where I deleted the old version in my case in /usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.5. Then I went to that folder and run the program "./firefox". That's it! my firefox-1.05 runs smoothly. You may want to make a link of firefox in your /usr/bin to run that shortcut on your toolbar.

ln -s /usr/lib64/firefox-1.0.5/firefox /usr/bin/firefox

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