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Old 03-30-2008, 07:36 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by ashman512 View Post
Sorry for being so persistent, but I really want to get this working. I tried typing the commands firefox and Mozilla at the terminal(as root). When I type firefox, Iceweasel just comes up, and when I type Mozilla nothing happens. Those are the only two shell scripts I can see in the Firefox folder. I'm a complete newb, and I'd really like to get this running.
open terminal in, or open terminal and navigate to, the firefox directory you unpacked from the archive.
Code:
sh firefox
gosh! it looks just like iceweasel!
 
Old 03-30-2008, 08:14 PM   #17
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Do you have an existing Iceweasel session running when you start firefox? If so it might well realise that there is another copy (in all but name) already running and just use that.

By the way, how do you know that it is Iceweasel running? Is it just the start page? What happens if you go to the menu item that tells you in detail what you are running? I'm sure you're right, I'm just checking!

Also, when you go to the Firefox dir, are you typing ./firefox (i.e. the firefox in the current directory, right in front of you)? If not you'll pick up the copy in your path which is just a pointer to iceweasel - oh these double acts are a scream!

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Old 03-30-2008, 10:00 PM   #18
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Alright finally got it moving a little. However, when I run the command sh firefox in the firefox directory, this comes up...


localhost:/home/regular/firefox# sh firefox
ss./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot op en shared object file: No such file or directory

If any permissions for accessing folders needs to be changed, because I've run into problems with that, and I'm not to handy at using the terminal as opposed to the GUI. Thanks Much.



Yes, I know Iceweasel is the same thing as firefox, and I'm actually typing this from Iceweasel, but it just really bugs me that I can't get firefox to work. Sorry, I'm pretty thick headed.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 10:37 PM   #19
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I won't post the link because it's on another forum, but google "debian firefox real thing" and take the first link.
 
Old 03-30-2008, 10:37 PM   #20
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mozilla Knowledge base
Fedora 4 libstdc++

When you run from the console window the command /{path to download location}/firefox/firefox you may see

/usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries:
libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directories


On Fedora 4, you need to install libstdc++ by running yum install /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5. After running this, rpm -qf /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.5 should print compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-47.fc4.
a little google on your part might help you work out these issues..
 
Old 03-31-2008, 12:39 AM   #21
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Just replace the Iceweasel icons with Firefox icons and change the directory and executable name to Firefox.....then bam, you got Firefox.

Well I'm obviously not going to convince you that they are the exact same browser, so here it goes.

When it says that you are missing library files, just copy the name of the lib and type "sudo apt-get install <name of lib>" (without the "" or the <>).
 
Old 03-31-2008, 06:10 AM   #22
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ashman512 = your real name (you are the same person whatever name you use)
iceweasel = firefox

I really can't understand why you're struggling to install something you've already got. If you don't like "Iceweasel", change distros to one that uses "Firefox".

Last edited by brianL; 03-31-2008 at 06:13 AM.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 08:22 AM   #23
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FYI.. Iceweasel 2.0.0.13 made it into Etch today..

Code:
user@it-etch:~/.mozilla/plugins$ apt-cache policy iceweasel

iceweasel:
  Installed: 2.0.0.13-0etch1
  Candidate: 2.0.0.13-0etch1
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.0.13-0etch1 0
        500 http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages
 
Old 03-31-2008, 11:33 AM   #24
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localhost:/home/regular/firefox# apt-get install libstdc++.so.5
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package libstdc++.so.5
localhost:/home/regular/firefox#

As far as I can tell, I don't actually have libstdc++.so.5 on my system. So I downloaded the package for libstdc++.so.5, but when i try to open it using GDebi Package Installer, i get this error message

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: Gcc-3.3-base,
 
Old 03-31-2008, 11:43 AM   #25
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localhost:/home/regular/firefox# apt-get install libstdc++.so.5
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package libstdc++.so.5
localhost:/home/regular/firefox#

As far as I can tell, I don't actually have libstdc++.so.5 on my system. So I downloaded the package for libstdc++.so.5, but when i try to open it using GDebi Package Installer, i get this error message

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: Gcc-3.3-base,
do as suggested by apex.predator.
Quote:
....google "debian firefox real thing" and take the first link.
If you simply read the very first post you will understand your error and save yourself and everyone who has tried to help you from feeling frustrated.

If you can read and copy+paste you will succeed. You have been given all the information and advice necessary to accomplish installing firefox in place of Iceweasel but no-one can do it for you.
 
Old 03-31-2008, 12:31 PM   #26
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the example I posted was for Fedora.. the package name isn't the same in Debian..
Code:
mhepler@it-etch:~$ aptitude search libstdc++
v   libstdc++-dev                   -
p   libstdc++2.10-dbg               - The GNU stdc++ library (debugging files)
p   libstdc++2.10-dev               - The GNU stdc++ library (development files)p   libstdc++2.10-glibc2.2          - The GNU stdc++ library
i   libstdc++5                      - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
p   libstdc++5-3.3-dbg              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (debuggingp   libstdc++5-3.3-dev              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (developmep   libstdc++5-3.3-doc              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (documentap   libstdc++5-3.3-pic              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (shared lii   libstdc++6                      - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
p   libstdc++6-4.1-dbg              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (debuggingi A libstdc++6-4.1-dev              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (developmep   libstdc++6-4.1-doc              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (documentap   libstdc++6-4.1-pic              - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (shared lip   libstdc++6-dbg                  - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (debuggingp   libstdc++6-dev                  - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (developmep   libstdc++6-doc                  - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (documentap   libstdc++6-pic                  - The GNU Standard C++ Library v3 (shared li
List of Files in package libstdc++5
http://packages.debian.org/etch/i386...dc++5/filelist



You may want to start with reading the package management HOW-TO for Debian.
http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/re...ackage.en.html

Last edited by farslayer; 03-31-2008 at 12:35 PM.
 
  


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