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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.
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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?)
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"
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.
Modified by James
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.
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.
Modified by kuoweiwang
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).
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?
Modified by kuoweiwang
There is a link to the System Requirements on this download page:
Thats the problem, when I went to www.firefox.com, it takes me to
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