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How to upgrade/install firefox for Solaris 10 on Sparc 64?


I just installed Solaris 10 on a SunBlade 100, as soon as I completed the install and I opened Firefox. The system asked me to upgrade to the latest version of Firefox, I downloaded the file to the Desktop, then expanded the file into "/usr/lib/firefox/" overriding the older firefox that was there. Then I created a symbolic link to "/usr/bin/". Now, Firefox doesn't work at all, no matter what I do, if I click the icon on the Desktop, or click the Firefox icon on the Launch menu, or if I issue commands from the terminal like "./firefox" nothing works.

Any ideas? Any and all help will be really appreciated.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

This started when...

after I downloaded and expanded the tar ball to "/usr/lib/firefox"

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  • NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy
  • RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In
  • RealJukebox Netscape Plugin
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape "9.4.0"
  • Default Plug-in
  • Google Update
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  • Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 11.5
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  • Npdsplay dll
  • DRM Store Netscape Plugin
  • DRM Netscape Network Object


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100914 Firefox/3.6.10

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I cannot even start Firefox now, I am posting this question from a Windows computer.

kanutomay 0 solutions 1 answers

Hi guys, I also had this situation and since I was not able to convert the package to a datastream, I downloaded it from http: //www. sunfreeware. com/mozilla .html

They also provide some readme files that can be of help.

Once you have the datastream package you can install using pkgadd utility.