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Hi I downloaded "firefox-28.0.tar.bz2" and tar xvf the file created the folder "firefox". From what I understand, ~firefox/firefox should just bring up the program, but I got the following error. Did I miss anything? Thanks

lnx-davidw:/export/home/davidw/Desktop/firefox 1044=> ./firefox XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /export/home/davidw/Desktop/firefox/libxul.so: libgio-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Couldn't load XPCOM.

Hi I downloaded "firefox-28.0.tar.bz2" and tar xvf the file created the folder "firefox". From what I understand, ~firefox/firefox should just bring up the program, but I got the following error. Did I miss anything? Thanks lnx-davidw:/export/home/davidw/Desktop/firefox 1044=> ./firefox XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /export/home/davidw/Desktop/firefox/libxul.so: libgio-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory Couldn't load XPCOM.

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Awesomesauce 0 solutions 6 answers

Before we start doing anything, I need to know what your operating system is. Is it Windows, Apple, or Linux, and which version? (I'm guessing Linux?)

If you're downloading for Windows, I know for a fact that you should be downloading an executable, not an archive. In the case of another operating system, I am not entirely sure, but please provide me with the information so I can help you. Thanks. (Are you downloading Firefox from the official website?)

Before we start doing anything, I need to know what your operating system is. Is it Windows, Apple, or Linux, and which version? (I'm guessing Linux?) If you're downloading for Windows, I know for a fact that you should be downloading an executable, not an archive. In the case of another operating system, I am not entirely sure, but please provide me with the information so I can help you. Thanks. (Are you downloading Firefox from the official website?)

Question owner

cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.8 (Tikanga)

Downloaded from firefox.com => Download

Again, the file I downloaded is "firefox-28.0.tar.bz2"

thanks

cat /etc/redhat-release Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.8 (Tikanga) Downloaded from firefox.com => Download Again, the file I downloaded is "firefox-28.0.tar.bz2" thanks
FredMcD
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Go back to Mozilla.org and get the FULL installer for your system.

Go back to '''''Mozilla.org''''' and get the FULL installer for your system.
James
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FredMcD, here is no Firefox installer for Linux as it comes as a .tar .bz2 and Awesomesauce the question was indeed about Firefox on Linux and not Windows or Mac OSX based on what was in post and also on right


kuoweiwang. I noticed in your useragent used to post with that you have 64-bit Linux as the version you downloaded was likely 32-bit.

Go to http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ and get Firefox in your language from the Linux 64-bit section. This all link is the Systems & Languages link below the green button on mozilla.org

'''FredMcD''', here is no Firefox installer for Linux as it comes as a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_%28computing%29 .tar] [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bzip2 .bz2] and '''Awesomesauce''' the question was indeed about Firefox on Linux and not Windows or Mac OSX based on what was in post and also on right '''kuoweiwang'''. I noticed in your useragent used to post with that you have 64-bit Linux as the version you downloaded was likely 32-bit. Go to http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ and get Firefox in your language from the Linux 64-bit section. This all link is the Systems & Languages link below the green button on mozilla.org

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Gingerbread Man 403 solutions 1537 answers

kuoweiwang wrote:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.8 (Tikanga)

According to this thread, you need RHEL 6 or higher.

Check if you have the required libraries.

''kuoweiwang wrote:'' Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.8 (Tikanga) According to this thread, you need RHEL 6 or higher. * [http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/102528/upgrade-to-latest-version-of-firefox-in-rhel-5-6 Upgrade to latest version of firefox in RHEL 5.6 | Stack Exchange] Check if you have the required libraries. * http://www.mozilla.org/firefox/system-requirements/ * [[Install Firefox on Linux]]

Question owner

thanks for the information about noting my redhat version. Hope firefox can do a better job putting out the OS version information or its somewhere and I missed it?

I only see 4 OSs on the download column Windows MacOSX Linux Linux 64-bit but apparently, the versions of those OSs also matter a lot, too. Plus redhat 5 isn't all that old.

thanks for the information about noting my redhat version. Hope firefox can do a better job putting out the OS version information or its somewhere and I missed it? I only see 4 OSs on the download column Windows MacOSX Linux Linux 64-bit but apparently, the versions of those OSs also matter a lot, too. Plus redhat 5 isn't all that old.

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cor-el
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You should always make sure to meet the System Requirements for a specific Firefox version.

You also need 32 bit versions of libraries if you install a 32 bit Firefox version (that is the default).

You should always make sure to meet the System Requirements for a specific Firefox version. *http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/28.0/system-requirements/ You also need 32 bit versions of libraries if you install a 32 bit Firefox version (that is the default).

Question owner

Thanks for the info. Where is the link above (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/28.0/system-requirements/) on the download page? I can't find it, and the download seems to start automatically when you go to the download page.

From user's perspective, I would expect to see this link somewhere around on the download page. And should not need to research/google and find the link, right? (fortunately, the link was given by you, otherwise, I will never know there is such thing) Maybe I am missing the link from the download page?

Thanks for the info. Where is the link above (http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/28.0/system-requirements/) on the download page? I can't find it, and the download seems to start automatically when you go to the download page. From user's perspective, I would expect to see this link somewhere around on the download page. And should not need to research/google and find the link, right? (fortunately, the link was given by you, otherwise, I will never know there is such thing) Maybe I am missing the link from the download page?

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cor-el
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There is a link to the System Requirements on this download page:

There is a link to the System Requirements on this download page: *http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html

Question owner

Thats the problem, when I went to www.firefox.com, it takes me to

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?utm_source=firefox-com&utm_medium=referral

and as soon as I click the icon on the top right (Fireforx Free Download English (US)) it just downloads it automatically and I don't see the page http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html .

I just want to let you know how regular users experience this stuff. Let me know where I am missing. thanks

Thats the problem, when I went to www.firefox.com, it takes me to https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/?utm_source=firefox-com&utm_medium=referral and as soon as I click the icon on the top right (Fireforx Free Download English (US)) it just downloads it automatically and I don't see the page http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all.html . I just want to let you know how regular users experience this stuff. Let me know where I am missing. thanks
James
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If you are using firefox.com instead of mozilla.org then click on the Download a fresh copy text link to get to the https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ page.

The Check the system requirements link is on top of https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ page.

If you are using firefox.com instead of mozilla.org then click on the [https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ Download a fresh copy] text link to get to the https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ page. The [http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/system-requirements/ Check the system requirements] link is on top of https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/ page.

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