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Old 08-09-2004, 11:25 AM   #16
leessusan
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Hi Guy;

Seem like the problem is the firefox-installer CAN NOT find "xpistub" in your search path. I have the same problem when i 1st install firefox on my SuSE 9.1, it tell me that can't locate "libgtk.xx.xx" after I install "libgtk.xx.xx" firefox installation is clear.

bash > whereis xpistub

if bash return you

xpistub: this mean you don't have "xpistub" in your system. SO you have to find and install it.

good luck - Sue
 
Old 08-13-2004, 07:47 PM   #17
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But where is xpistub

Hold my hand just a little longer here.

I have RH 8.0 and I get the xpistub error too. It's not on my machine anywhere, and
it's not in the xpi directory that's part of the tarball.

Is it part of a package or library that I need? Where do I get it and where do I put it once I have it?

thanks

Lewis
 
Old 08-25-2004, 08:45 PM   #18
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Hi there,

I had the same problem and I am now proud to be writing this post on my newly installed Firefox 0.9.3

Here's what I did:

- At the firefox website (http://www.mozilla.org/products/firefox/) clicked on the link that says: Other Systems and Languages, which takes you to http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...ases/#download

- You are given two options for Linux:
Linux: GTK2 + XFT installer or GTK2 + XFT (no installer)

- I downloaded the second one: GTK2 + XFT (no installer)

- Untarred it as usual (tar xzvf firefox....)

- The directory that it creates (firefox) has the firefox executable, the actual program, not an installer.
> cd firefox
> ./firefox

This should do it. However I ran into another problem at that point. I got an error (that I don't remember exactly) but saying something that it could not find libpthread.so.0 version GLIBC... required by libnspr4.so. I read in some other forum, that you could just replace libnspr4.so with an older version, so I took the file libnspr4.so that I had from an older installation of firefox 0.8 and put it in the new firefox directory, where the other libnspr4.so was.

This worked for me. Hope it helps.

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Last edited by darist; 08-26-2004 at 05:56 PM.
 
Old 09-01-2004, 03:46 AM   #19
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I'm new to Linux. Just installed Libranet 2.8.1. Spent half my day taking off stuff I didn't need. Took a while cause I don't know anything about Linux but luckily Libranet has Synaptic which helped heaps.

Anyway. Had the same problem with xpistub and updated "libxft2" to version "2.1.2-6". Everything installs now. Give that a try.

I installed Firefox to "/usr/local/bin/mozilla/firefox/". Is this an appropriate directory?
 
Old 09-01-2004, 01:51 PM   #20
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xpistub error comes from wrong install file

Quote:
Originally posted by Longinus
when i run firefox-installer-bin i get the error

but when i run firefox-installer it works

o_O
This is exactly what happened to me too. I am running slackware 10 using KDE. I downloaded the file, uncompressed it and saw the file firefox-installer-bin. I tried clicking it and nothing happened. I went to shell, ran that file and the graphic installer came up, I followed the prompts and got the xpistub error, no matter where I chose to install to. After a couple times, I just clicked on firefox-installer to see what would happen. The installer ran and I had no problems.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 10:23 PM   #21
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Apparently, it copies some libraries to /tmp/xpi.XXXXXX/, but the executable flag is not set.
 
Old 10-27-2004, 11:41 PM   #22
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who cares now? upgrade to 1.0
 
  


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