I used excellent beginners guide Wiki to install archlinux, then desktop, but everytime I run
pacman -S firefox
it seems to finish installing but when I try to use it by clicking on it on the desktop
it does not do anything. No message, it just does nothing. The only suggestion I have seen
elsewhere is to install a dependency (desktop-utils?) which I did try but it did not have
any noticeable effect.
I don't get it, please help!
p.s tried it with Gnome and KDE Desktop, on two different installs
Have you rebooted since the install. The install for one of the dependencies (mozilla-common ???) adds /opt/mozilla/bin to your path. To see if it is there type "echo $PATH" and if not rebooting will fix the problem.
You shouldn't ever have to reboot(except for new kernel, but there's even ways around that). Just logout/login your user.
Try launching firefox from a terminal. The output might be an indication of what is wrong. Try posting it here too.
I made it long
as I lacked the time to make it short...
and then start it from that location, or copy that (the location) to the launcher in your DE.
i remember firefox having a different binary location last time I installed it
Last edited by Hide (2007-11-30 08:15:00)
Same problem here after today pacman -Syu . Here is the output from terminal:
[terezka@kamarad ~]$ /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox-220.127.116.11/firefox-bin /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox-18.104.22.168/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory [root@kamarad terezka]# locate libmozjs /opt/mozilla/lib/firefox-22.214.171.124/libmozjs.so /opt/mozilla/lib/xulrunner-126.96.36.199/libmozjs.so
something to do with the recent pacman's problems to upgrade from -1 to -2 package? >> http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/8780 (pacman keeps asking to dowloand package and upgrade although I did it already)
Thankyou everyone for your feedback, I used all your posts and now the problem is solved for me.
I don't know the specific step(s) I took that made it work but just for the record
here is what I did...
NB: I did this on a fresh install of arch linux (no previous attempts to install firefox)
As root user in terminal:
pacman -S firefox
to install package. Then I immediately rebooted my computer and once back in the
desktop I opened a terminal (as user) and entered
to check that there was /opt/mozilla/bin. Then I entered
to change to that directory and then entered
to launch from terminal. It did so with no problem and then I closed firefox browser and
tested the K Menu Launcher and it also worked. Great! Thanks again
Last edited by ilnux (2007-11-30 17:14:54)
As for me, it's fixed now with the new -3 package. Hurray!