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Linux firefox 3 without running an installer or package manager, no root access.

Discussion in 'Software' started by notatoad, 28 Oct 2008.

  1. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    i'm trying to run firefox from the tar, but it's complaining about missing libraries. does anybody know where i can find copies of libjemalloc.so and libpangocairo.so? google is surprisingly unhelpful. and if i find copies, can i just put them in ~/firefox to get firefox to find them?
     
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  2. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    1, Package manager?
    2, What distro are you on?
    3, Probubly won't work without root access
     
  3. Woodstock

    Woodstock So Say We All

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    @AJB2K3
    In the thread title, it says no package manager or root access. Unfortuantly I cant think of anything useful to help you with but ive only just got up
     
  4. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    distro is suse 9.3
     
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  5. Elv13

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    it is just too old, retrun to an older version of firefox. 9.3 was comming with gcc 3.4 if I remember, so it is probably not even binary compatible.
     
  6. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    damn. stupid uni IT people. i guess i'll just petition them to update their suse.
     
  7. Fophillips

    Fophillips New Member

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    Can’t you tell yum to install it in your user directory?
     
  8. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    can't do anything with yum without root access.
     
  9. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Wasn't there a portable version of firefox which ran from a usb stick? I don't know if there was a Linux version though.

    Of course that relies on you having access to mount a drive.
     
  10. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 New Member

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    Does the machine have a cd or dvd drive?
    if so try a live distro.
     
  11. Fophillips

    Fophillips New Member

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    You could compile it statically on another machine.
     
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