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Old 06-19-2008, 01:09 PM   #1
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Firefox 3.0 Odyssey

I'm running RH WS4: Linux version 2.6.9-5.ELsmp
My subscription ran out a few months ago...
Yesterday I downloaded FireFox 3.0 and immediately tripped-up on not found. I never found an rpm specific to WS4; found a lot for fedora.
Instead decided to build it;
1. download cairo (don't forget pixman!)
2. ./configure first failed to find some pixman.pc files; kludge to PKG_CONFIG_PATH env variable
3. ./configure can't find x11.pc - file nowhere to be found on system
4. ./configure complained/failed also because "requested PNG backend could not be found".
5. abandon building
6. found a pango rpm - pango-1.12.0-1.i386.rpm - that says it includes libpangocairo. rpm says:
failed dependencies:
cairo >= 0.9.2 is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386
glib2 >= 2.6.0-1 is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386
libX11 is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386
libXext is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386
libXft is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386
libXrender is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386 is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386 is needed by pango-1.12.0-1.i386
8. found a cairo rpm. rpm says:
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by cairo-1.0.2-5.i386
9. found a GLIBC rpm. rpm says...
well, you get the picture.

Use yum, you say? OK, I did install yum, but I apparently have some python version madness. If I straighten that out, do you think yum will actually be able to install the pango-112.0-1.i386.rpm ?
Marty La Jeunesse
Old 06-21-2008, 01:16 AM   #2
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I suggest you to use the precompiled linux version of firefox.

You must only extract the package for example on your home directory.

To run this version of firefox (naturally the firefox 2 must be closed):


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