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Old 04-16-2019, 04:46 PM   #1
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Firefox wont load after slackpkg upgrade


I'm running Slack 14.2 and upgraded firefox to ver 60 (something)

I typed: slackpkg upgrade package firefox

There were no errors but when I tried to run Firefox I just got the bouncing ball for maybe a minute but no Firefox.

I rebooted and ran it as root with the same results.

I'm at a bit of a loss
 
Old 04-16-2019, 04:52 PM   #2
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Hello
can you open a terminal and put in "firefox" and tell us the output of that message?
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:02 PM   #3
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bash-4.3$ firefox
XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib64/firefox/libxul.so:
/usr/lib64/../lib64/libz.so.1: version `ZLIB_1.2.9' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox/libxul.so)
Couldn't load XPCOM.
bash-4.3$
 
Old 04-16-2019, 05:06 PM   #4
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mmm you didnt upgrade to a slackware -current firefox did you?
 
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Im guessing I should install ZLIB_1.2.9
 
Old 04-16-2019, 05:10 PM   #6
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you should upgrade all the packages in /patches/packages, not just some.

if you want to do it using slackpkg the syntax is
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slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
like linus72 said, check the mirror you selected: you can use this command
Code:
grep -v ^# /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:11 PM   #7
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My slackpkg search zlib

[uninstalled] - zlib-1.2.11-x86_64-1_slack14.2
I just installed it seems its helpful/depends for many programs

Edit I use Chromium

Last edited by linus72; 04-16-2019 at 05:13 PM.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:11 PM   #8
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I just typed

slackpkg upgrade package firefox

and satback and watched.
Unfortunately it all looked OK so I did not pay too much attention to the term.
 
Old 04-16-2019, 05:13 PM   #9
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you should upgrade all the packages in /patches/packages, not just some.

if you want to do it using slackpkg the syntax is
Code:
slackpkg update
slackpkg upgrade-all
like linus72 said, check the mirror you selected: you can use this command
Code:
grep -v ^# /etc/slackpkg/mirrors
I did that before upgrading FF
 
Old 04-16-2019, 05:14 PM   #10
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do slackpkg search zlib
what does it say??
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:23 PM   #11
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Here it is:

bash-4.3# slackpkg search zlib

Looking for zlib in package list. Please wait... DONE

The list below shows all packages with name matching "zlib".

[ upgrade ] - zlib-1.2.8-x86_64-1 --> zlib-1.2.11-x86_64-1_slack14.2

You can search specific files using "slackpkg file-search file".


bash-4.3#
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:32 PM   #12
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ok upgrade it
slackpkg upgrade zlib
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:35 PM   #13
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WOO HOO Got it!!!

I carrioed out the upgrade, no errors and FF loaded

Wow it's quite different from the old version I was running.

Thank you all so much for your time and help.
 
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:52 PM   #14
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No worries bro, roll on!
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