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    Updating Firefox


    I successfully connected my new Suse 10.1 installation to the Internet through my proxy, and dowloaded the latest Linux version of Firefox to the home folder. I followed the instructions to unarchive it and run it from Konsole, but it says:

    "/home/firefox/firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libdbus-1.so.3: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory".

    I know I have navigated to the correct folder. What could be the problem?

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    The problem is that OpenSuse 10.1 is really old and doesn't have the necessary libraries to run the more recent Firefox.

    If you're committed to sticking with 10.1, and want the latest firefox, you'll have to build the necessary packages yourself.
    Mostly Harmless: November 2008
    I download firefox 3.5 but not know how to configure it in linux es4 - LinuxQuestions.org

    But you should really upgrade to a supported version of opensuse.

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    I think I'll get rid of this installation, it doesn't seem to work properly. I have other distros on CD and DVD, PCLinuxOS, KateOS, Gentoo, and... even older versions of Suse(!), but I think I'll probably go for Sabayon as I like the look of it.

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    A wise idea, I think. Just a note, KateOS is a discontinued project and hasn't had a release in over 2 years, so I would not go that route.

    PCLinuxOS is generally considered pretty friendly for new folks. It's rolling release, so the install disc is more just a snapshot of the repos at the time. If you have an old installation disc, though, you might have some trouble updating because of some major changes that happened with the switch to KDE4.

    I don't know anything about Sabayon beyond it being Gentoo based.

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