Firefox clean installation but does not execute
mexas at bristol.ac.uk
Tue Sep 20 08:27:57 UTC 2011
On Tue, Sep 20, 2011 at 12:01:52AM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Sep 2011, Alain G. Fabry wrote:
> >I've installed Firefox36 from ports, it installed without a problem but it
> >does not launch. In other words, there's no firefox file on my system.
> >Had it installed before and working, then to clean out the system with
> >unnecessary ports, I removed all ports and reinstalled only what is
> >Somehow now I can't get firefox to work. The installation runs through
> >cleanly, but when I try to run firefox, the system just responds with
> >'command not found'
> >fabry at desmo 7:27 % pkg_info | grep firefox
> >firefox-3.6.22,1 Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla
> >afabry at desmo 7:28 % firefox
> >firefox: Command not found.
> >What could be the problem, where could I start looking?
If you used www/firefox36 port, then the executable is firefox3.
firefox is installed by www/firefox.
> See #3: http://www.wonkity.com/~wblock/docs/html/interrupted.html
> Firefox 3.6 is relatively old, ports has 6.0.2.
I use www/firefox36 on ia64, because www/firefox doesn't build.
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