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Old 11-14-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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firefox 2 on suse 10.1


how could i install firefox2?i downloaded it, but dont see any ideas how to install it.
any suggestions?
 
Old 11-14-2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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If you download it from Mozilla's site, you'll get a .tar.gz (or .tgz) package I think. Extract it with
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tar -xzvf <filename>
where <filename> is the package's filename, and you get a directory. From within that directory you will find a file called firefox-bin which is the executable - just run it. If you run into problems with library files (can't find this and that .so file), you'll need to copy or link the asked files that reside in the firefox directory, to your library directory (/usr/lib or something).

Probably it's just easier to get a SuSE binary package (you were using SuSE, right?) and install it, since that deals with all the necessary things automatically. I myself found it a lot easier to just download FF from Mozilla and run it directly from the directory the package contained, but on some platforms the library files aren't found, and one needs to copy them over manually.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 11:51 AM   #3
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so i m not so stupid...)
i run it but nothing happens.i oppened it with terminal and it says: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory.
what shall i do now?coppy this library to the foder with FF?
 
Old 11-14-2006, 11:52 AM   #4
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error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
 
Old 11-14-2006, 12:16 PM   #5
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This is what I was saying; the file libmozjs.so (and a lot others after this) is probably in the same directory as firefox-bin is, but they ought to be found where the other libraries are. Options: copy the asked files (it asks for new file every time you deal with one, going through all the library files in the dir) to a library directory on your system or add the firefox directory to the library search path.

Or, as I already recommended, try searching for a SuSE binary for FF 2. It's just easier if you find one.

You could also try linking all the library files in the firefox directory to the library directory of your system.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 12:35 PM   #6
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Talking firefox 2 on SUSE

here is the link to the RPMs. you might have better luck with these.

http://software.opensuse.org/download/mozilla/


EDIT: you can add the link to YAST and it check (and download) the dependencies. Hopefully anyway.

Last edited by cybertaz; 11-14-2006 at 12:36 PM.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 02:45 PM   #7
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with rpm many dependencies....
where shall i copy this x.so?
 
Old 11-14-2006, 04:06 PM   #8
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What do you mean? Did you put the link in YAST as an Installation Source? YAST should download and install all of the necessary dependendies with just a mouse click.

The xxxx.so files will vary in the location by what the file is. they will need to be manually moved into the appropriate folders, if not using YAST and the RPM.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 04:08 PM   #9
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yes,where to move xxx.so? is it any command to see the path for shared libraries?
 
Old 11-14-2006, 04:45 PM   #10
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they should be somewhere like /usr/lib. You can do a search for the mozilla folder and it should find the folders and you can see the exact location to copy from/to.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 09:28 PM   #11
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OK. I think I find out how to do this. I added the link as a YAST Installation Source. I then installed the nss and nsp packages. It would not let me do the others.

Open YAST go to the Software Management. search for firefox. right click on the two mozilla firefox items and choose update.

That worked for me.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 04:11 AM   #12
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Firefox 2 on Suse 10.1

I added this to YaST:

Server name = software.opensuse.org
Directory = /download/mozilla/SUSE_Linux_10.1/

It asked to import a new key, so I said yes. Went into Software Management and searched for Firefox, and it showed the upgrade to 2.0-41.1 for Firefox & the translations package. I selected the packages to upgrade, clicked Accept. It found updated NSS & NSPR packages and installed them too.

On first opening, Firefox 2 upgraded extensions and themes with new versions, and removed the old ones. Some themes and extensions don't yet work with 2.0. The upgrade was fast, and kept all my old settings that could be imported and the Flash & video player plug-ins still work.

Yesterday I spent several hours trying to do the upgrade by downloading, but it kept breaking things. Either the preferences didn't transfer properly or the plug-ins didn't work. I ended up uninstalling everything Mozilla and re-installing 1.5 and the plug-ins.

Thanks for the tip cybertaz. I recommend anyone using Firefox to do the upgrade. 2.0 is cleaner and faster, and I like the "restore last session" option. I can leave tabs open with my regular forums when I shut down at night, and it logs back in again when I switch on in the morning.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 06:48 AM   #13
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thanks.every thing is ok now.nice posts
 
Old 11-15-2006, 08:36 AM   #14
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your welcome, glad we could help.
 
Old 02-18-2007, 07:40 PM   #15
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Firefox 2.0 and Suse 10

This is the biggest POS I've ever seen. I've done everything to get Firefox 2.0.1 to work with my up-to-date install of SUSE 10.0, including manually installing it outside of YAST and it still won't work.

Let me clarify. It works until I attempt to add a bookmark, download a file, or set any preferences. Then it crashes and won't restart even after rebooting.

I'm done. I'm going back to Opera. While it doesn't have the neat-o wizz-bang extensions Firefox has, at least it seems to work without me spending hours and hours of time setting permissions, reinstalling, deleting extensions that don't work in 2.0, etc.
 
  


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