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I'm running a 64-bit version of pureDyne and trying to update firefox from the default 3.5 to the newer firefox 19. I was following this tutorial and everything seemed to ...
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    "failed to execute default web browser" after updating firefox


    I'm running a 64-bit version of pureDyne and trying to update firefox from the default 3.5 to the newer firefox 19. I was following this tutorial and everything seemed to be going just fine except when I try to launch the new firefox I get
    failed to execute default web browser
    input/output error
    thankfully I still have the old launcher so I'm not completely without a browser but I would like to have the newer version.

    Any insight as to what I did wrong and how to correct it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Have you tried to update/install Firefox through default Package Manager?
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    I couldn't find an option to update it anywhere and when I do a search on firefox through synaptic package manager the only things that come up are for firefox 3.5

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    When I tried "case 2" in the tutorial (creating a separate shortcut) I get the following error message when I try to launch the newer firefox
    error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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    It looks like symlink problem. Post the output of this
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    ls -al /usr/lib/libstdc*
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    According to distrowatch the latest pureDyne release was about 3 years ago and the project has been discontinued. I wonder if the libraries installed are to old for the latest firefox?
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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    It looks like symlink problem. Post the output of this
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    ls -al /usr/lib/libstdc*
    I get the following output:
    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 2012-11-11 11:05 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 -> libstdc++.so.6.0.13
    -rw---r-- 1 root root 1004K 2010-01-10 11:52 /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.13

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