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GLIBC 2.18 now required on beta channel version for Linux

NOTE: I'm posting this from a different machine to the one which has the problem because, well, I can't run Firefox any more :-D Hello, The latest beta channel version (i… (read more)

NOTE: I'm posting this from a different machine to the one which has the problem because, well, I can't run Firefox any more :-D

Hello,

The latest beta channel version (installed on 2nd June 2020 at 16:00 UTC+2) of Firefox for x86-64bit Linux now requires GLIBC 2.18 (for libxul.so it says). This was not the case a couple of weeks ago when I last updated the Linux machine's Firefox.

Unfortunately, the highest version of GLIBC available on Redhat Enterprise Linux 7, through the usual yum channel for our servers, is GLIBC 2.17.

Anyone else stumble upon this? Any solutions (except upgrading to RHEL 8 ;-) )? At worst, I could downgrade Firefox to a previous beta or stable version.

Sorry for the probably noob-ish question. Error message when trying to run firefox:

XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/local/firefox/libxul.so: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.18' not found (required by /usr/local/firefox/libxul.so) Couldn't load XPCOM.

Asked by steven.common 5 hours ago

Last reply by steven.common 4 hours ago

I can no longer download files on firefox

I can no longer download files on firefox - The last file I downloaded was on May 21 2020 12:41am After that files would begin and stop. I have move over to another brow… (read more)

I can no longer download files on firefox - The last file I downloaded was on May 21 2020 12:41am After that files would begin and stop. I have move over to another browser that does not have any issues. What can I do? Mac OS 10.13.5

Asked by alexmark 6 days ago

Flatpak for Firefox Developer Edition?

Given that Firefox Developer Edition isn't typically packaged by distros, the only way to install it is manually unpacking the tarball from Mozilla to some suitable locat… (read more)

Given that Firefox Developer Edition isn't typically packaged by distros, the only way to install it is manually unpacking the tarball from Mozilla to some suitable location and manually write a .desktop entry. But now that the main Firefox build is available as a Flatpak, are there any plans for publishing Developer Edition that way as well?

Asked by matthew32 6 days ago