LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-03-2006, 01:22 AM   #1
RaviR
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 6

Rep: Reputation: 0
firefox cannot execute binary file


Hi,

I updated my Fedora 4 to use Firefox 1.5.0.6 and JRE 1.5.0_06. It installed and ran fine.

However after I allowed Firefox to do an automatic update, it stopped working.

When I type firefox at a prompt I get:
/usr/bin/firefox line 183: /usr/lib/firefox/run-mozilla.sh cannot execute binary file.

A ls -l of the file reveals,
a r and x privilages for u,g and o. So it should execute fine.

I am running Fedore 4 with a recent update
2.6.17-1.2142_FC4

Would appreciate any help.

Thanks

RR
 
Old 08-03-2006, 04:17 AM   #2
robbbert
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Hannover, Germany
Distribution: Let there be Ubuntu... :o)
Posts: 573

Rep: Reputation: 32
Look into run-mozilla.sh. Possibly, a binary executable is executed from there that doesn't have Execute permissions.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 12:04 PM   #3
RaviR
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
I looked into run-mozilla.sh - it seems to be a binary file rather than a script.. ?

RR
 
Old 08-03-2006, 04:23 PM   #4
robbbert
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Hannover, Germany
Distribution: Let there be Ubuntu... :o)
Posts: 573

Rep: Reputation: 32
An .sh file should be always a text file. You could open it with any text editor.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 06:38 PM   #5
RaviR
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jul 2006
Posts: 6

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
What you are saying makes perfect sense, but, the contents of the file are no longer a script, its contents are binary. It was a scripts after my sucessfull install.

Perhaps I should try re installing it.

By the way, is Firefox the best browser to use for linux? I see that they don't even have an RPM for it. Is there a browser better suited for linux?

I am new to linux - so sorry if these questions sound stupid.

RaviR
 
Old 08-04-2006, 12:06 AM   #6
drkstr
Senior Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Seattle, WA: USA
Distribution: Slackware 11.0
Posts: 1,191

Rep: Reputation: 45
This could be my opinion, but I think Firefox (or Mozilla) is the flagship browser for Linux. I actually use Seamonkey which is also a Mozilla derivative.

as far as your upgrade problems go, look like the upgrade might have broken it for you. Try reinstalling manually.

regards,
...drkstr
 
Old 08-04-2006, 02:31 AM   #7
robbbert
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Hannover, Germany
Distribution: Let there be Ubuntu... :o)
Posts: 573

Rep: Reputation: 32
Reinstallation sounds like a good idea...

While Firefox (and other Mozilla-/Gecko-based browsers) are popular and of a high quality, Opera is of a high quality, too.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cannot Execute Binary File meshcurrent Linux - Software 3 07-09-2005 03:39 PM
cannot execute binary file Quest101 Linux From Scratch 8 11-19-2004 01:16 PM
cannot execute binary file azpeitia Red Hat 2 12-17-2003 12:09 AM
Cannot execute binary file Nooodle007 Linux - Software 2 06-25-2003 01:25 PM
Cannot execute binary file Bigun Linux - Software 17 11-03-2002 06:12 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:47 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration