Firefox Beta

john wendel jwendel10 at
Tue Jul 20 02:14:10 UTC 2010

On 07/19/2010 03:38 PM, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> john wendel wrote:
>> I installed the latest Firefox Beta on a 32-bit F11 box, and I'm really
>> impressed. So, I decided to install it on my 64-bit F13 box.
>> The problem - the F13 box is 64-bit only and the Firefox beta seems to
>> be 32-bit, so I need a set of 32-bit libraries. Since the Firefox
>> install isn't an RPM, I need to satisfy the dependencies manually.
>> Is there and easy way to determine what libraries are required to run
>> Firefox?
> ldd will tell you, but there is a single rpm which installs most of the
> libraries, IIRC. The advantage is that it makes it easy to get rid of all the 32
> bit stuff later.
> I put an install of 32 bit FC13 in a VM, and tested there. I am not sure going
> 64 bit has gained me a thing over 32 bit, but I want to see if a 64 bit system
> will do everything without giving up and using 32 bit stuff. Most of my friends
> 64 bit systems have a lot of 32 bit because there's no 64 bit version, or the 64
> bit version doesn't quite work right, etc.

Thanks, I did it the semi-hard way. Couldn't identify that single 
package that would have pulled in everything needed, so I got the 
dependency list for 64-bit FF from yum and installed all the 32-bit 
equivalent packages. Working fine, for now.



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