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could not find mozilla runtime. firefox 5.0.1. I searched the build and there is no file called firefox-bin


linux 2.6.39, GCC 4.6.0

Compiled and installed XULRunner 5.0.1. I don't know how to test it, so I assume it's ok.

Compiled firefox 5.0.1 with use_LIBXUL_DIST.patch and the correct configure switches --with-system-xul --with-xul-sdk=.... or somesuch.

Running firefox ALWAYS gives this response: Could not find mozilla runtime.

I tried replacing /usr/bin/firefox with a symlink to /usr/lib64/firefox-5.0.1/firefox.

I tried renaming it firefox-bin.

I tried editing run-mozilla.sh to call 'firefox' instead of 'mozilla-bin'.

I tried export PATH=$PATH:/usr/lib64/xulrunner-5.0.1:/usr/lib64/xulrunner-devel-5.0.1/bin:/usr/lib64/firefox-5.0.1 export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/xulrunner-devel-5.0.1/lib:/usr/lib64/firefox-5.0.1

I tried recompiling. I searched the source tree and the build tree for 'firefox-bin' and 'mozilla-bin'. Not found.

I tried compiling firefox 3.xxxx, but it will not compile with GCC 4.6.0. It wants -fpermissive, but adding that to the mozconfig file made no difference. Trying 'alias c++="c++ -fpermissive"' made no difference. Trying CXX="c++ -fpermissive" made no difference.

Additional System Details

This happened

Every time Firefox opened

Installed Plug-ins

  • Gecko default plugin
  • Runs Java applets using the latest installed versions of Java. For more information: Java Embedding Plugin. Run version test: Java Information.
  • Java Plug-In 2 for NPAPI Browsers
  • The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.
  • DivX Web Player version
  • Shockwave Flash 10.1 r53
  • The Flip4Mac WMV Plugin allows you to view Windows Media content using QuickTime.
  • 4.0.60129.0
  • VLC media player - version 1.0.5 Goldeneye - (c) 1996-2010 the VideoLAN teamhttp://www.videolan.org
  • The Google Earth Plugin allows you to view 3D imagery and terrain in your web browser.
  • iPhoto6
  • Plugin for viewing Sibelius(tm) music scores http://www.sibelius.com
  • Allows webpages to support pressure-sensitive drawing on Wacom pen tablets.
  • Microsoft Office for Mac SharePoint Browser Plug-in


  • User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10.6; en-US; rv: Gecko/20100722 Firefox/3.6.8

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