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Author Topic: Firefox Update Problem [SOLVED]  (Read 2478 times)

Martin109

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Firefox Update Problem [SOLVED]
« on: June 29, 2010, 12:21:17 am »

After accepting the prompt to upgrade to the latest Firefox, this now does not work.  I've tried downgrading again, and upgrading again, but both versions produce the following error message:

"Error launching browser window:no XBL binding for browser"

Help, please! :-\
« Last Edit: June 29, 2010, 01:52:17 am by Martin109 »
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Martin109

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Re: Firefox Update Problem
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 12:22:46 am »

Should have added, VL6.0.  Laptop is last one on my sig line.
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Re: Firefox Update Problem [SOLVED]
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 01:52:59 am »

Not really solved, just sorted itself next time I booted the machine up. :)
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Re: Firefox Update Problem [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2010, 07:19:24 am »

If you're prompted for an update online, it will be direct from Mozilla. Which will not match the layout used by Vector Linux, and may be built against different deps.

In future, you would be better off saying no to any such update and using Gslapt to install the latest Vector package. They are usually pretty well up to date. Keep an eye on releases in the VL package news and updates section of the forum. New packages are announced there, and once an announcement is made, you will be able to enable the testing repo and install them. While not guaranteed to be safe, testing packages should at least allow you an easy way to remove a package which does cause you problems. You'll also be able to help testing new packages for Vector.

Paul.
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roarde

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Re: Firefox Update Problem [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 04:54:21 pm »

We could use a VL upgrade flash in firefox howto. At least I could, though I have it working this time. If I knew how I did it, I'd write the howto.
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