User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040803 Firefox/0.9.3 NOTE: I am running this on Suse 9.2 with Mozilla installed, but firefox requires mozilla components that are not installed by default, and are not part of the Suse 9.2 distro. Bug is that firefox install should check for required shared libs and at least warn on installation, or better yet download them... Trying to run firefox -remote 'openURL(http://www.yahoo.com)' yields Error: No running window found On investigation, this is because it calls mozilla-xremote-client which requires libplds4.so which is part of the mozilla-nspr package which is not part of Suse 9.2. Installing mozilla-nspr-1.3-0_rh7 allows mozilla-xremote-client to work, but firefox -remote still fails because it requires libmozjs.so which is not part of the mozilla package distributed with Suse 9.2 (mozilla-1.6-74.9). Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Uninstall all mozilla files. 2. Install RPM mozilla-1.6-74.9 3. Run firefox -remote 'openURL(http://www.yahoo.com)' Actual Results: Error: No running window found Expected Results: Opened the URL
libplds4.so is included in firefox itself. You don't need mozilla's. But even if it this would be the case the file is included in the SUSE mozilla RPM. libmozjs.so is also part of the mozilla RPM on SUSE but also it is included in firefox. From where you got the firefox build? mozilla.org or SUSE?
Got firefox from mozilla.org
then your environment isn't correctly set to load shared libs out of your firefox installation directory. To test it change into your installation directory and start firefox with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. firefox -remote ... At least this should work.
/usr/local/firefox> LD_LIBRARY_PATH=. ./firefox -remote 'openURL(http://www.Cmozilla.org)' Error: No running window found /usr/local/firefox> ls chrome/ install.log libsoftokn3.chk registry components/ libmozjs.so* libsoftokn3.so* res/ components.ini libnspr4.so* libssl3.so* run-mozilla.sh* defaults/ libnss3.so* libxpcom_compat.so* run-mozilla.sh~* extensions/ libnssckbi.so* libxpcom.so* searchplugins/ firefox* libplc4.so* libxpistub.so* xpicleanup* firefox-bin* libplds4.so* mozilla-xremote-client* greprefs/ libsmime3.so* plugins/
is this still an issue ?
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.