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Old 08-28-2004, 09:13 PM   #1
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Firefox won't install; says xpistub is missing


So, I get the thing untarred and run the installer and it keeps giving me "Couldn't open xpistub library"

ANy suggestions?
 
Old 08-28-2004, 09:29 PM   #2
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LOL - I ran into this exact same problem about three days ago and spent about two hours trying to figure out what was going wrong (even ran an strace on the install process to see if it would shed any light on the issue ). I finally gave up and just installed the .tar.gz version that doesn't have an installer (the link is next to the installer version on the download page) and it worked perfectly. BTW I suspect my issue was that I had /tmp mounted noexec on my system, since I discovered that Firefox dumps a lot of the install binaries/libs into /tmp when you run the installer. I'm curious if that's your situation too. If so, try remounting /tmp without the noexec flag -- I'm curious to see if that's indeed it.

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Old 08-28-2004, 09:46 PM   #3
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Bah... no clue what you meant with all the noexec stuff. I've dabbled a little with Linux before(tried RedHat 7.1 and 9 but always lost intereast) so I'm a little behind. I'm gonna grab the other version real quick and see what I can do with that.
Thanks for the help... and the welcome!
 
Old 08-28-2004, 10:32 PM   #4
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I installed it from the tar and it works great now! Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 06:03 AM   #5
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Any chance you could post the link to that tar.gz version you used? I can't seem
to find it on the Mozilla.org website, I get the same error with the installer version
and i'd like to have Firefox installed on my Libretto. currently I only have Lynx.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:31 PM   #6
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Cool

Quote:
Originally posted by Xolo
Any chance you could post the link to that tar.gz version you used? I can't seem
to find it on the Mozilla.org website, I get the same error with the installer version
and i'd like to have Firefox installed on my Libretto. currently I only have Lynx.
I had the same problem on mandrake 9.2.
The only thing I made to make installer work was to replace permissions over instalation.

chmod -R 777 firefox-install/

Hope it helps.
GL
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:55 PM   #7
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Hmm, tried that but it didn't work for me. I still get the complaint about the missing xpistub library.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 11:37 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Xolo
Hmm, tried that but it didn't work for me. I still get the complaint about the missing xpistub library.
Same here.

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I installed it from the tar and it works great now! Thanks for the help.
PMI, but how is that different from doing a tar -xf and running firefox-installer? Is there some way to install directly from a tar file?
 
Old 09-22-2004, 12:36 PM   #9
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you know what in swedish xpistub means like x-pee-tube
 
Old 09-22-2004, 12:39 PM   #10
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that was random
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:05 AM   #11
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I'd like to know that too, if tar -xf isn't good enough along with the installer then
what are we missing here? I'd really like to know.
and to repeat the question, what tar file did you use if you didn't use the one
that has the installer in it? and where did you get it?
 
Old 09-23-2004, 01:54 AM   #12
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There are two separate tarballs that can be downloaded, one that has an installer, and one that just has all the binaries/libs. Get the second one (IIRC it's towards the bottom of the download page, NOT the one that tries to auto-download) and you won't need the firefox-installer, which I think is glitchy on some systems (and it's probably more than the noexec /tmp I have).
 
Old 09-23-2004, 11:19 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Xolo
Any chance you could post the link to that tar.gz version you used? I can't seem
to find it on the Mozilla.org website, I get the same error with the installer version
and i'd like to have Firefox installed on my Libretto. currently I only have Lynx.
Try Here: http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...releases/0.10/

The various versions are listed, grab the tar.gz without installer in the name.

firefox-1.0PR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz 14-Sep-2004 03:24 8.1M
firefox-1.0PR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz.asc 14-Sep-2004 11:06 189
firefox-1.0PR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz 14-Sep-2004 03:25 7.8M <----this is the one you want
firefox-1.0PR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz.asc 14-Sep-2004 12:16 189
firefox-1.0PR-source.tar.bz2 14-Sep-2004 02:27 31M <-- unless you roll yer own
firefox-1.0PR-source.tar.bz2.asc 14-Sep-2004 12:18 189


I also had same error here on my Slack-based system, the non-installer tar.gz version worked like a charm.
 
Old 09-24-2004, 12:46 AM   #14
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Okay, I downloaded the suggested tar.gz and tried to install that, and it barfs
over a different file this time. upon reviewing what could be missing... I see
that I don't have 'fontconfig' (also called 'xft') in my Mandrake system, but mentioned
in the system requirements for Firefox at
http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...uirements.html
In fact, it's nowhere to be found on any of the 7 Mandrake disks I have. i'll look on
rpmfind or freshmeat or something for it..
 
Old 09-24-2004, 08:21 PM   #15
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Hmm... Didn't have that problem, but I had upgraded X and KDE shortly before, and spent a lot of
time hunting down libraries, so probably had already taken care of that one.
Hopefully you can track down the dependencies, Firefox is definitely worth the trouble.
 
  


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