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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2011, 02:56:35 pm »
First of all, Linpus Lite, Fedora, and Redhat5 are all different distributions... so there is some confusion about which distro you are using.

Does your desktop look like this ?


If not, you are NOT running Linpus Lite.

That said, with a few modifications, the instructions on this page can be made to work on ANY Linux distro.

If you' ahev followed instructions at the top of this topic... what happens if you open a terminal and enter:

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/opt/firefox/firefox

then hit enter ? .. does Firefox 5 open ?

Also can you post your username... you can find this by looking at the prompt line in a terminal, you're looking for the bit I've highlighted in red in the following example - mark@marks-pc:~$

Can you also enter these 3 commands into a terminal:
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lsb_release -a
and
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cat /etc/*-release
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uname -a
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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2011, 04:09:16 pm »
hi.

Linpus linux lite. I have the standard desktop. same as yours, or I would not be on here.
my downloads go into the downloads directory not the opt diectory. when running alt+f2 /opt/firefox/firefox says no such directory. that is why these instructions don't work for me and the link I posted does.

sorry I miss typed. fedora 5 not redhat5.  redhat  was part of fedora I believe.  I am guessing that it seems a number of distributions were put on to the aao zg5 so users could have a choice of which one to use. I also have gnome screen saver and xfce desktop.  Following some of the instructions on other forums, my pc threw up a list of everything installed. this gave me the info I gave you. Reg'shardware page I followed to install the bits I wanted. Firefox on his page didn't work for me either.

when I find out the name bit of info asked for, I will use it. sorry

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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2011, 04:24:48 pm »
OK, Open a terminal...

To open a terminal, hit Alt+F2 .. in the input field type terminal and click the Run button... a terminal will open.

In the terminal type:
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ls -al /opt
hit enter... then post the resulting output back here.

also try entering:
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/opt/firefox/firefox
into a terminal (not the Alt+F2 box)... hit enter, and post back the output.

BTW, Linpus Lite (as pictured above) is based on Fedora 8 (not Fedora 5)
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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2011, 09:07:33 pm »
Mark:

Thanks.  The revised wget statement worked.  I was working from a printout, which was most likely truncated.

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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2011, 09:15:03 pm »
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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #20 on: July 13, 2011, 12:49:39 am »
Thanks for posting the guide to help us losers on linpus lite  :'( I probably wouldn't care about firefox5 but google+ won't run without it

I am able to download and unzip etc but when I get to the last part I get this

sudo tar -jxvf libstdc++6.tar.bz2 --directory /opt/firefox
tar: libstdc++6.tar.bz2: Cannot open: No such file or directory
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
tar: Child returned status 2
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

I went to the next step
firefox -profilemanager -no-remote
/opt/firefox/firefox-bin: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.9' not found (required by /opt/firefox/libxul.so)

your help is appreciated.

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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #21 on: July 13, 2011, 01:04:48 am »
OK, lets try again (but include the path)... open a terminal and enter:
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rm -v ~/libstdc++6.tar.bz2
(the above command will fail if the file doesn't exist... this is expected... just move onto the next command)

then run:
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cd ~

then run:
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wget -P ~/ http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/libstdc++6.tar.bz2

expected output should be *similar* to:

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--2011-07-13 01:46:33--  http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/libstdc++6.tar.bz2
Resolving dl.dropbox.com... 50.17.205.218
Connecting to dl.dropbox.com|50.17.205.218|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 322802 (315K) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: `/home/user/libstdc++6.tar.bz2'

100%[======================================>] 322,802      342K/s   in 0.9s   

2011-07-13 01:46:35 (342 KB/s) - `/home/user/libstdc++6.tar.bz2' saved [322802/322802]


wait till that command finishes and leaves you back at a prompt, then run:
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sudo tar -jxvf ~/libstdc++6.tar.bz2 --directory /opt/firefox

expected output should be *similar* to:

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libstdc++.so.6


Now try running Firefox.



If that doesn't work, can you send the output from this command entered in a terminal:
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ls -l ~/libstdc++6.tar.bz2

The output I'm expecting should be *similar* to:

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-rw-r--r-- 1 user user 322802 2011-07-13 01:31 /home/user/libstdc++6.tar.bz2




All you are trying to do is download this file:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/libstdc++6.tar.bz2
unpack it... and copy/move the libstdc++6.so file to the /opt/firefox directory.
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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #22 on: July 13, 2011, 05:08:18 pm »
Hi, thanks again for your help. Two things, do not attempt linpus tampering at 1am and read instructions more carefully  :o ;)

I realised too late that I actually had FF3.something installed and not 2. When I loaded my netbook today the browser wouldn't operate. I managed to re-install 2 but that didn't help until I saw the other post on this forum from June about the same problem so I followed the instructions and had 2 running again. I then followed the install 5 to the letter (I think I had skipped the download from dropbox step as you say) and now it all works fine.

Your patience and expertise has been greatly appreciated.

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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #23 on: July 17, 2011, 02:58:53 pm »
[root@localhost user]# ls -al /opt
total 16
drwxr-xr-x  4 root root 4096 2011-07-13 22:54 .
drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 2011-07-17 13:49 ..
drwxr-xr-x  5 root root 4096 2008-06-03 18:29 Adobe
drwxr-xr-x 12 root root 4096 2011-07-13 22:54 GKxdatacard
[root@localhost user]#

and

[root@localhost user]# /opt/firefox/firefox
bash: /opt/firefox/firefox: No such file or directory
[root@localhost user]#

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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2011, 04:24:49 pm »
@ bek456

The above instructions on this page *will* work for you... I'm going to guess that when the first command failed, you didn't proceed any further (normally a good idea)... but did you read the bit in brackets underneath the first command ?

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(don't worry if the above command fails, it just means you don't have a newer version)

Which (in your case) means... you don't have a newer version at that location (/opt/firefox).

BUT... if you'd be happier doing it *your* way, I can PM instructions if you wish... but this way is safer, as it doesn't mess with your original version of Firefox at all.
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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2011, 05:04:19 pm »
It didn't work. It doesn't work. It did everything it is meant to do to give the APPEARANCE of working, but IT DOESN'T WORK.

I don't know why it doesn't work. I really wish it would work. 6 times I've followed these instructions and twice now. copied and pasted each line individually into the terminal so I didn't get any typing errors etc.  I've even rebooted the system to give me a clean slate. These last two times I tried it, closed everything, re started.

It doesn't work.  Close to tears.

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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2011, 05:37:51 pm »
OK, first don't panic... you should still be able start your old version of firefox by opening a terminal and entering:
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/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox

Can you confirm this.

Then look for me in chat, and we'll go through installing Firefox 5 one step at a time.
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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2011, 06:01:33 pm »
now I'm lost.

I'm not using ff2.

the link I posted shows I was able to install ff3.0.17

ff2 is fully backed up since if it wasn't I'd have lost the desktop. I still have my desktop.  it will be known that I've backed up ff2 since the link I posted says to.  I can't upgrade to ff4 or ff5 because something in acer is blocking permission. see attached.

macles instructions didn't work for me either. theses instructions http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=5592 were the only instructions that worked for me.all I need is a code or something that I could type or copy and paste so the updates and/ or new programmes can be accepted by this bleeping laptop without all this agro! It's drama I really don't need.

I don't really need to go back to ff2 since ff3 works, but I can't move from ff3 and since the auto updates won't update, there is a bug that keeps turning off my wireless, which I'm hoping upgrading my ff3 to 4 or 5 will sort out

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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2011, 06:05:41 pm »
Who mentioned anything about going back to FF2...

You WON'T be going back to FF2... after following *your* instructions... you now have FF3 at /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox

Can you (at the moment) still open FF3 ? .. either from your desktop icon, or by:
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/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14/firefox

I'm going to find it hard to help if you don't answer my questions, or don't trust that what I'm saying will NOT harm your system.

I FULLY understand what the instructions you followed did, but if I tell you how to get permission to upgrade FF3 to FF5 in its current location... I'll guarantee you will be left without a working browser at all.



If you want an explanation...

With *your* instructions, you effectively moved the original copy of your FF2 directory from /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14 to /usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14bkup .. then created an empty directory at the old location (/usr/lib/firefox-2.0.0.14) and extracted the FF3 archive into it... so now when you start firefox, it follows the original path and starts the version of firefox that is contained there, which now happens to be FF3 even though it is in a directory called firefox-2.0.0.14

Backing up FF2 in this way was NOT what stopped your desktop from screwing up... the ONLY way that would happen is if you REMOVED FF2 altogether through yum... which ALSO uninstalls a load of dependencies which happens to include half your desktop.

If I tell you how to upgrade FF3 in its current location... you will NOT have the necessary extra file (libstdc++6.so) needed to run FF5, and you will be left without a working browser.

Installing FF5 to /opt/firefox and placing a symlink earlier in the PATH is a MUCH safer way of upgrading to FF5, which will also allow you to start FF2 (or in your case FF3) from the command line if anything goes wrong... and worse case scenario, you'd only have to delete or rename the symlink to immediately go back to being able to start FF2 (FF3 in your case) from your desktop icon.

Now your either going to accept what I'm telling you, or not... but you can see from the comments in the FF5 and FF4 threads that these instructions (barring the AA1 sudo bug or typos) have worked for everyone who has tried them.

I'm quite willing to help you, but you'll have to decide whether you're going to listen to me or not, and not try to pre-empt what you *think* I'm saying  :)
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Re: Install Firefox 5 on an Acer Aspire One running Linpus Lite Linux
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2011, 09:41:09 pm »
Hi

Big thanks to Mark and macles.

I was having problems with my browser not responding (AAO and FF2 with Linpus Linux Lite v1.0.21.E).  After following the instructions for FF5 installation, I now have no more problems.

Thanks again for a very quick fix.  I wish I had checked this site 3 weeks ago!

 


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