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Old 08-10-2017, 05:10 PM   #1
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Slackware 14.2, Firefox 50.0.2 to 52.2.0esr libxul.so error


After upgrading Firefox version 50.0.2 to 52.2.0esr, it is unable to start due to missing libraries, even though the files exist.

Code:
$ firefox 
XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so:
/usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.23' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so) 
Couldn't load XPCOM.

$ ldd /usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so 
/usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.23' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so)
/usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so: /usr/lib64/libssl3.so: version `NSS_3.27' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so)
/usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so: /usr/lib64/libssl3.so: version `NSS_3.28' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so)
/usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so: /lib64/libz.so.1: version `ZLIB_1.2.9' not found (required by /usr/lib64/firefox-52.2.0/libxul.so)
 
Old 08-10-2017, 05:18 PM   #2
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Did you happen to grab the firefox package for -current but you're running 14.2? I believe that GLIBCXX_3.4.23 is for gcc7, which 14.2 doesn't have.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 06:13 PM   #3
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I did not realize this, I did get the package from the current repository. Should I just install a previous version of firefox?
 
Old 08-10-2017, 07:14 PM   #4
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you should get the firefox package from 14.2 repository if you are using -stable version
 
Old 08-10-2017, 07:36 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BringBackDOS View Post
I did not realize this, I did get the package from the current repository. Should I just install a previous version of firefox?
You may need to "reinstall" the package using upgradepkg.

Code:
upgradepkg --reinstall /location/to/firefox-package.txz
But yes, you do need to install the package for the version of Slackware that you're running. -current has strayed too far from 14.2 for many programs to work properly.
 
Old 08-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #6
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Further to the excellent posts of willysr and bassmadrigal, it is a bad idea to add packages from -current to -stable. If you want to run -current packages then you should run Slackware-current. As a general rule we prefer to provide technical support for members running the -stable branch of Slackware.
If you wish to run -current it is expected that you will attempt to trouble-shoot issues if they arise.
 
  


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