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Old 07-31-2006, 05:14 AM   #1
KnotGoatMaggot
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Firefox


I'm running Mandriva Linux 2006 Free Edition, and I'm trying to install Firefox 1.5.0.5. I've been up all night trying to find the answer, so please someone help me.

So far, what I have done has unzipped the folder, and placed it in the /usr/bin sub. directory. I've tried opening the executible apps. in the folder, but nothing happens. And I'm using Shell to use run-mozilla.sh and it says

./run-mozilla.sh

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .

then i try running the "firefox" shell script to see if it helps at all... and wouldn't you know it? Nada.

I think I've run out of things to try. Please help.

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Old 07-31-2006, 05:31 AM   #2
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Try "chmod +x run-mozilla.sh" to make the file executable, then run it with ./run-mozilla.sh. For more information about linux file permissions, see here.

Last edited by Baix; 07-31-2006 at 05:33 AM.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 05:39 AM   #3
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Firstly you should not have unzipped Firefox into /usr/bin. /usr/bin (like other directories that end with a */bin) is reserved for executables only and directories are not allowed in it. The right place to put Firefox is /opt or /usr/local. If you put it in /opt, you could then start firefox by entering /opt/firefox/firefox or creating a desktop or menu shortcut with those commands. Also if installing Firefox from mozilla.org, make sure you install the Mandriva libstdc++5 package. To find out where files are placed on Unix and Linux systems, take a look at the FHS.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 12:36 PM   #4
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Well Reddazz, I thank you for the advice. I moved my firefox folder to /opt. Now before I install that package... what exactly is it?

And Baix, I tried using the chmod command in shell, but it didn't help me (tear).

Anymore advice??
 
Old 08-01-2006, 05:53 PM   #5
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Well Reddazz, I thank you for the advice. I moved my firefox folder to /opt. Now before I install that package... what exactly is it?
Its a library thats needed by packages compiled with gcc 3.x. Some packages like Firefox, Adobe Reader and Realplayer require this package to be installed.
 
  


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