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Old 11-03-2013, 03:06 AM   #1
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Firefox does not seem to want to install in Debian


Currently, I am running Iceweasel as a web browser. Here is the thing about it though, is it is quite out of date (technically it is version 7 of Firefox . . .) and I was going to install the newest Firefox, but when I try to run the "Firefox" executable, it says there is no file or directory. there IS a file called Firefox, and that, to what I am aware of is the file I am supposed to run, so I do not know why it is saying this to me.

This is my terminal session:

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user@debian:~$ cd Downloads/firefox
user@debian:~/Downloads/firefox$ ls
application.ini     firefox           libnssckbi.so    libssl3.so              Throbber-small.gif
browser             firefox-bin       libnssdbm3.chk   libxul.so               updater
chrome.manifest     icons             libnssdbm3.so    mozilla-xremote-client  updater.ini
components          libfreebl3.chk    libnssutil3.so   omni.ja                 update-settings.ini
crashreporter       libfreebl3.so     libplc4.so       platform.ini            webapprt
crashreporter.ini   libmozalloc.so    libplds4.so      plugin-container        webapprt-stub
defaults            libmozsqlite3.so  libsmime3.so     precomplete
dependentlibs.list  libnspr4.so       libsoftokn3.chk  removed-files
dictionaries        libnss3.so        libsoftokn3.so   run-mozilla.sh
user@debian:~/Downloads/firefox$ ./firefox
bash: ./firefox: No such file or directory
user@debian:~/Downloads/firefox$
Is there something I am doing wrong, or is something like the filing system?

Yes, forgot to add, I am kind of a newbie to this stuff. Also, I did exchange my user name with "user" in the terminal session.
 
Old 11-03-2013, 03:13 AM   #2
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here is what I use with Debian

http://mozilla.debian.net/
 
Old 11-03-2013, 07:04 AM   #3
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If you get that error message it usually means that you try to run 64 bit software on a 32 bit system or 32 bit software or a 64 bit system without multilib support. Follow the instructions Firerat gave you and you should be fine.
 
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:33 AM   #4
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has firefox been marked as executable?

By the way, although Iceweasel is technically an old version of Firefox, all the security patches get backported.
If you still want the latest version, i also recommend following Firerat's advice. I used that repo for a long time to get a rolling release of iceweasel based on the latest stable release of Firefox. It worked well.
The advantage of using it over manually installing Firefox is, that with Firefox, you'll have to manually uninstall and then install each new release. With the repo, you will be kept up to date, as long as you 'aptitude safe-upgrade' when needed.

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Old 11-03-2013, 08:03 AM   #5
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In my case it was easier to install Firefox 64-bit...
 
Old 11-03-2013, 11:34 AM   #6
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has firefox been marked as executable?

By the way, although Iceweasel is technically an old version of Firefox, all the security patches get backported.
If you still want the latest version, i also recommend following Firerat's advice. I used that repo for a long time to get a rolling release of iceweasel based on the latest stable release of Firefox. It worked well.
The advantage of using it over manually installing Firefox is, that with Firefox, you'll have to manually uninstall and then install each new release. With the repo, you will be kept up to date, as long as you 'aptitude safe-upgrade' when needed.
Thank you for all of the responses. The only reason I need it to be newer is because I was going to install a few extentions, but they all seem to require a newer version of Firefox. Also, to TobiSGD,
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If you get that error message it usually means that you try to run 64 bit software on a 32 bit system or 32 bit software or a 64 bit system without multilib support. Follow the instructions Firerat gave you and you should be fine.
I am almost positive I am running a 64 bit OS (and I am running a x86 architecture), but, how would I get "multilib" support?
 
Old 11-03-2013, 11:50 AM   #7
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On Debian it is called multiarch, not multilib, sorry: https://wiki.debian.org/Multiarch
 
Old 11-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #8
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Firefox Nightly (from the above links link) means it's always the latest like lots of 64-bit my Nightly is at post date: 28.0a1

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