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When I try installing firefox browser, after ./firefox-installer, a window pops up and I click forward and I get a segmentation fault. Any ideas why? And how to fix this? ...
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    firefox installation problem


    When I try installing firefox browser, after ./firefox-installer, a window pops up and I click forward and I get a segmentation fault. Any ideas why? And how to fix this?

    Also, when I try to install gettext which is required for glib which is required for xmms, I get a bunch of errors

    Code:
    [zzz@CPE00508de3e68f-CM001225dfe160 gettext-0.14.1]$ make install
    Making install in autoconf-lib-link
    make[1]: Entering directory `/home/zzz/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link'
    Making install in m4
    make[2]: Entering directory `/home/zzz/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link/m4'
    make[3]: Entering directory `/home/zzz/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link/m4'
    make[3]: Nothing to be done for `install-exec-am'.
    mkdir -p -- . /usr/local/share/aclocal
    mkdir: cannot create directory `/usr/local/share/aclocal': Permission denied
    make[3]: *** [install-aclocalDATA] Error 1
    make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/zzz/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link/m4'
    make[2]: *** [install-am] Error 2
    make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/zzz/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link/m4'
    make[1]: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/zzz/gettext-0.14.1/autoconf-lib-link'
    make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
    Any ideas?

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    have you previously installed firefox?

    if so try to delete your firefox profile directory and (I think) your firefox .phoenix directory.

    in your home directory at a shell prompt, type ls -a -l and delete any folders related to firefox or mozilla. back them up first if your not sure

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    first time installing..

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    On the gettext/glib issue, you have to be superuser to run 'make install' as this affects the system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    On the gettext/glib issue, you have to be superuser to run 'make install' as this affects the system.
    *Absolute n00b*

    How do you know if you're the superuser. Theres only one user on here and thats me. When I tried to install firefox, it told me that since it was an exacutable program, it will not be opened. (Figured I'd post here instead of spamming witha new thread )

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh_b55
    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    On the gettext/glib issue, you have to be superuser to run 'make install' as this affects the system.
    *Absolute n00b*

    How do you know if you're the superuser. Theres only one user on here and thats me. When I tried to install firefox, it told me that since it was an exacutable program, it will not be opened. (Figured I'd post here instead of spamming witha new thread )
    The command 'whoami' tells you what user you are. The command 'su -' allows you to 'switchuser' to root, who is superuser.

    What distro are you running?
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    For the Firefox probelm, if you can't get the binaries to work, compile from source. It's much better (faster) this way anyway.

    For the gettext problem, you must be root to 'make install'.

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    I'm installing mozilla on mine and instead of creating a new thread i thought i would be easier to just addon to this one.

    im getting some funny msg's when i try to run ./mozilla-installer
    Code:
    [root@localhost mozilla]# ls
    mozilla-installer
    [root@localhost mozilla]# ./mozilla-installer/
    bash: ./mozilla-installer/: is a directory
    i don t know what it means by, mozilla-installer is a directory. i thought it was the set up program. in the desktop enviorment when i double click it and try to run it manually, it tells me that i don t have permission

    thanks a lot

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    If mozilla-installer is indeed the file to run then you need to type ./mozilla-installer (i.e. without the / at the end).

    or you could try sh mozilla-installer
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