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synth42 03-16-2006 08:42 PM

Firefox Dependency issue?

Installed Slackware 10.2 and ran slackpkg to update all the packages and whatnot. However now when I startx and open up KDE 3.5, Firefox and Mozilla won't start. Click on the icon and it thinks for a bit and then just quits the application. I can still use Konquor, but I would prefer Firefox.

I have tried re-installing the Mozilla and Firefox packages and related packages. Still now workie workie.

Is there a dependency issue I'm not looking at correctly?
Something else entirely?

I know a new install of Slackware would probably fix it, but that's like buying new dishes when they are just dirty. =)

Any help would be appreciated.


reddazz 03-16-2006 08:50 PM

Run the command "firefox" from the command line and any errors will be printed on your screen. Post them here.

synth42 03-17-2006 01:31 AM


Here is the output from the command line for Firefox.

/usr/lib/firefox- error while loading shared
libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file
or directory

dulait 03-17-2006 02:41 AM

You have to install cairo (see package browser for the current tree at the slackware homepage).

Alien Bob 03-17-2006 05:25 AM

Apart from cairo, there are a couple of other new packages in Slackware-current. You should download and install them too, since slackpkg will most probably not have installed those either.

Remember that with Slackware-current, you can expect that new packages may be added during development. For the released versions (like, Slackware 10.2) all that will ever be published after release are patches and bugfixes, i.e. upgrades to existing packages. This is where the 3rd party package managers like slapkpg, slapt-get, swaret etc... will work mostly correctly. With Slackware-current you should always read the ChangeLog.txt as well, before trying to use a 3rd party package manager to upgrade!

The new -current packages since Slackware 10.2 (I hope I didn't miss any):
  • cairo
  • openldap-client
  • linuxdoc-tools
  • db44
  • db42
Those last two are replacing the old db packages that were removed. The linuxdoc-tools is a replacement for the removed sgml-tools.


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