Firefox- not starting after successfull instalation

Donald J. O'Neill duncan.fbsd at
Tue Feb 21 08:29:51 PST 2006

On Tuesday 21 February 2006 09:53, Vladis wrote:
> Hi,
> I start it from xterm:
Ok, there are some dependencies involved here. Do you have all of them? 
Mine has:
%pkg_info -r firefox-,1
Information for firefox-,1:

Depends on:
Dependency: pkgconfig-0.20
Dependency: expat-2.0.0
Dependency: xorg-fonts-encodings-6.9.0_1
Dependency: jpeg-6b_3
Dependency: libiconv-1.9.2_1
Dependency: gettext-0.14.5_1
Dependency: png-1.2.8_3
Dependency: freetype2-2.1.10_2
Dependency: perl-5.8.7_2
Dependency: fontconfig-2.3.2_2,1
Dependency: nspr-4.6.1
Dependency: nss-3.11
Dependency: glib-2.8.6
Dependency: libxml2-2.6.23
Dependency: libdrm-2.0
Dependency: xorg-libraries-6.9.0
Dependency: popt-1.7
Dependency: tiff-3.8.0
Dependency: bitstream-vera-1.10_2
Dependency: shared-mime-info-0.16_2
Dependency: xorg-fonts-truetype-6.9.0
Dependency: libIDL-0.8.6_1
Dependency: atk-1.10.3
Dependency: libXft-2.1.7
Dependency: hicolor-icon-theme-0.5
Dependency: glitz-0.4.4
Dependency: desktop-file-utils-0.10_3
Dependency: cairo-1.0.2_1
Dependency: pango-1.10.3
Dependency: gtk-2.8.12

There has to be something that everyone is assuming is going on, but 
isn't. What that could be, I don't know. You should be getting some 
sort of error message. Are you trying to start firefox from within KDE, 
Gnome, or something else?

Try "locate firefox |less", there should be a ton of stuff. There should 
be two entries under /usr/X11R6/bin. Firefox and firefox-config. 
Under /usr/X11R6/include/, there should be a whole lot of things. Also, 
under /usr/X11R6/lib/, there should be a lot of 
things. /usr/X11R6/libdata should have about 4, and /usr/X11R6/share 
has a lot more. If those aren't there, then your make of firefox may 
have succeeded, but the install part didn't. 

Have you tried "pkg_add -r firefox"? That will for sure get you a 
firefox installed.


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