[SATLUG] Debian / Firefox

Brian McKinney mckinneyb at gmail.com
Tue Oct 14 22:55:20 CDT 2008

On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 9:53 PM, Ian L. Target <ian69 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I have decided to check out Debian (again) because, among other reasons
> Kubuntu 8.10 is going to KDE 4.  I have never used KDE 4, but I hear
> only negative things about it.  I know Debian defaults to Gnome, but I
> installed KDE and it works fine.  And since Debian is only at KDE 3.5.5,
> I think it KDE 3.* will be supported on Debian longer than it will be on
> Kubuntu.
> Now the issue (sorry for being so long winded):
> This is /really/ trivial I know but it drives me crazy (yes, a short
> drive.)  Debian uses Iceweasel and Icedove and yes I know the only thing
> different is the logo, but I still want to use Firefox.  I downloaded
> Firefox and installed it in /usr/local.  When I try and run it, it says
> that it can not find libmozjs.so and libstdc++.so.5.  These files are
> installed, I think in /usr/bin/iceweasel, something.  How do I get
> Firefox to run?
> Thanks
> Ian

you could try adding /usr/bin/iceweasel to /etc/ld.so.conf and running
ldconfig to update your library path.

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