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Old 05-27-2006, 05:42 PM   #1
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Firefox 1.5 installing.


I'm running Mandrake 10.2, which comes with Firefox 1.0.2, and I'm trying to get 1.5. I untarred it and everything, opened a root terminal, and put in ./firefox like it said, and it gives me this.
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*** glibc detected *** double free or corruption (out): 0x08c690c0 ***
I've only had this for about a week and I have no idea what it means.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 07:03 PM   #2
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All you need do is download it from firefox's home page, and untar it and run the firefox shell script from said folder and it works like a charm. I havn't used mandriva for a bit however there should be an rpm for it on rpmsearch or here http://club.mandriva.com/xwiki/bin/RpmsFarm/ . however all i do is get it fresh from firefox and run it from my home folder, after creating the necessary shortcuts of course. You can also open a terminal su to root and copy the folder to your /opt directory and again create the shortcuts to it for a system with more than one user. Works for me and the beauty of it is that firefox can now update it's self in the home directory.
 
Old 05-27-2006, 11:23 PM   #3
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Ok, I re-downloaded it and tried it again.
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[andrew@localhost firefox]$ ./firefox
*** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08b98be8 ***
./run-mozilla.sh: line 131:   450 Aborted                 "$prog" ${1+"$@"}
[andrew@localhost firefox]$ ./run-mozilla.sh

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .

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Old 05-28-2006, 09:35 AM   #4
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Try putting it into your home folder as I suggested then run, /home/andrew/firefox/firefox
If you place it in the /opt directory you would run /opt/firefox/firefox
If it was installed to the / directory then you would run /firefox/firefox
In other words you must execute the entire path the first part "/firefox" is only the firefox folder, you must include another /firefox to run the shell scrypt. If it was installed to the Mandriva default directory then firefox %u would run it. You would need a genuine Mandriva rpm for it to go here. Do you have synaptic? If so try updating firefox through there or kpackage. I am more a SUSE guy but I am sure mandriva is similar in that if you edit your package manager's sources list to include a source with up tp date firefox rpms then you can update in this maner.
Hope this helps.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 12:37 PM   #5
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I do have it in my home folder. I understand paths, I'm not that new. I also tried running a terminal in / and putting in the whole path. It gave me the same messages. Firefox did come with Mandrake, but it's version 1.0.2 and doesn't auto update itself. There's no rpm for it in the official updates, either. I got an RPM from another place and that led me on a wild goose chase of package dependency.
 
Old 05-28-2006, 08:15 PM   #6
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Is your glibc corrupt?
 
Old 05-28-2006, 11:27 PM   #7
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It looks like it's corrupt on the CD. I tried to update it and it removed virtually every package installed for dependecy's sake. I had to reinstall the whole system. STILL runs firefox 1.0.2 only.

How can I update glibc without destroying my system?
It's not part of the KDE is it?

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