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Old 07-08-2004, 01:08 AM   #1
napalm_101
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Firefox 0.9 installation


Just trying to install Firefox 0.9.

I've got it unzipped and the tarball unpacked into its own directory, but when I try to run the installer it gives the following error message:


Fatal error [-618]: couldn't open xpistub library



I haven't a clue. Anyone else? Bueller?
 
Old 07-27-2004, 05:41 AM   #2
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I also have this problem
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:48 AM   #3
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Could help you better when you provide info about your distro.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 06:00 PM   #4
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i get the same problem installing firefox 0.9.1 on slackware 10.0

:/
 
Old 07-27-2004, 10:03 PM   #5
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I was able to install Firefox 0.9.1 on Slackware 10.0, remotely using SSH without any problems.

The steps:
1. Download the software from Mozilla
2. scp it to the Slackware system
3. ssh to Slackware system

At the terminal window where I have connected to the Slackware system...

4. su into root
5. cd /usr/local/src
6. tar xzvf /root/firefox<tab to allow bash do the needful>
7. cd firefox-installer
8. ./firefox-installer
9. Comes up with the graphical installer ...
10. Provide the path to install firefox to - /usr/local/firefox
10. Smooth installation ... over within moments (well, on a PIII 650 with 128MB, 4.5G, not a very impressive hardware but a good testbed.).

Last edited by ppuru; 07-27-2004 at 11:28 PM.
 
Old 07-27-2004, 10:33 PM   #6
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Yeah....

http://nhjm.net/~nhjm449/snapshot94.png
 
Old 08-01-2004, 01:45 PM   #7
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I solved it (maybe...). I first got this same error, but when I started Mozilla (to find this thread actually) the install went smoothly without errors. Very odd.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 07:43 PM   #8
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I'm running FC2 kernel 2.6.6 on an ACER laptop <stats>2.8gig Pentium 4 with 512MB [64 shared with ati radeon 9000 IGP] </stats>
I downloaded the tar.gz to /home/firefox .... being a windoze drone I double clicked the file, it fired up an untarer - can't remeber which,
then I double clicked the Firefox-Installer script, which brings up the graphical install wizard, this runs with no reported errors:
But firefox didn't start up, and no icons appeared, I haven't got a start menu, mummy the OS isn't playing fair ;c(

So The most n00b of n00b questions, how do I now run my program? What should I be looking for?
the only executible files are firefox-Installer and firefox-installer-bin, so has the insaller just moved the program somewhere else?
 
Old 08-01-2004, 08:34 PM   #9
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run "mozilla-firefox"
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:33 AM   #10
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Thanks for the reply nhjm,
but no joy....
from my home directory- bash: run: command not found
cd to the firefox directory same response, [there is no file in there called mozilla-firefox anyway]
having read through several of the other posts I realised that I should install into /usr/local/bin so that all users can use it. However this doesn't sort out my problem, I run the installer - it doesn't complain, but there is no new executable - I still just have the 2 original unpacked installer files
firefox-installer 1.7KB(application/x-shellscript) and
firefox-installer-bin 1.1MB (application/x-executable)

where is <i>firefox-browser </i> executable and what is it called?
 
Old 08-08-2004, 10:39 PM   #11
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when i run firefox-installer-bin i get the error

but when i run firefox-installer it works

o_O
 
Old 08-09-2004, 02:38 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by b0z
from my home directory- bash: run: command not found


rofl... you though "run" was a command?
 
Old 08-09-2004, 06:29 AM   #13
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lookes like you guys have dependicie problems. Have you tryed looked for and installing "xpistub"?
 
Old 08-09-2004, 07:23 AM   #14
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Firefox works in my redhat fine
 
Old 08-09-2004, 09:21 AM   #15
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I install it to /usr/lib/firefox using the installer provided, and it works fine.

Install it as root, to make sure it places the link /usr/bin/firefox.

Then you can use firefox from the commandline to run it, plus you can change your default browser by doing Gnome Menu > Preferences > Preferred Applications and selecting Firefox there (or editing the command box to firefox %s)
 
  


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