Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Feb. 19 2004,00:21
The error message I got didn't refer to out of date libraries, or something that you get by trying to run firefox on a 586 box. I did dig around on the Mozillazine board, and found where someone had compiled a 586 version,
of FireFox which I use on Mandrake 8, which is a 586 distro. Up to now, I could only run Phoenix 5.0.
I might try unzipping that 586 version in DSL's /opt, and see what happens.
If I succeed with that experiment, I'll get back here. But, DSL 0.6 probably sticks with Firebird 7, since it will run ok on older boxes.
I get kinda confused here, I have tried to install Redhat 9 on 586 boxes and
at the end of the install, it gives up. That should have been made clear by the Red Hat installer right off, not after you have selected all your packages, etc.
The installer quits before it starts writing the packages to the hard drive, but
after it has already partitioned the drive to suit Redhat Linux 9.
So, if you can get a distro to run and install, then the browser should run.
If you have an older distro, then a browser designed for a newer distro won't run, unless in my case, it has been re-compiled to run on the older distro.
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