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Firefox Couldn't load XRE functions

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Hi there

I have RHEL5.3 box with firefox 10.0.5 .

I want to update the firefox. When I extract firefox-25.0b4.tar.bz2 and then run firefox it gives the error msg :

 

Couldn't load XRE functions

 

what can should i do?

 

Thanks

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Hi Jadidi,

 

Why don't you use the RHEL-provided Firefox-package?

This to make sure, you get the right packages pulled in.

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I believe that RHEL5.3 libraries are too old for firefox-25.

 

From:

 

mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/25.0a2/system-requirements/

 

Firefox will not run at all without the following libraries or packages:

 

GTK+ 2.18 or higher

GLib 2.22 or higher

Pango 1.14 or higher

X.Org 1.0 or higher (1.7 or higher is recommended)

libstdc++ 4.3 or higher

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Hi Jadidi,

 

Why don't you use the RHEL-provided Firefox-package?

This to make sure, you get the right packages pulled in.

 

Hi dear friend

I don't know where I could download RHEL-provided Firefox-package?

 

Jadidi

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Hi dear friend

I don't know where I could download RHEL-provided Firefox-package?

 

Jadidi

 

Sorry, don't use RHEL myself unfortunately.

But YUM seems to be your best friend, where it concerns installing/updating software:

https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Deployment_Guide/ch-yum.html

 

Best of luck! :)

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As someone has pointed out, libraries on RHEL 5.3 are too old. Maybe if you updated with yum to RHEL 5.9, but I doubt it. As Jim said in previous message, upgrade to latest RHEL, in which someone already posted RHEL6 and that version of Firefox would work. Or, if you do not have a subscription, change to CentOS - but again version 6 is what you'll need since CentOS is effectively rebadged RHEL.

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As someone has pointed out, libraries on RHEL 5.3 are too old. Maybe if you updated with yum to RHEL 5.9, but I doubt it. As Jim said in previous message, upgrade to latest RHEL, in which someone already posted RHEL6 and that version of Firefox would work. Or, if you do not have a subscription, change to CentOS - but again version 6 is what you'll need since CentOS is effectively rebadged RHEL.

Thanks a lot dears.

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