User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20040913 Build Identifier: firefox-1.0PR-i686-linux-gtk2+xft-installer.tar.gz (downloaded Oct. 2, 2004) While trying to install Firefox on a Linux RedHat 8.0 operating system, the following error message surfaced: Fatal error [-618]: Couldn't open xpistub library. This occurred while extracting libplc4.so. This problem did not occur while installing Firefox on a Linux SUSE 9.1 Professional system. The same Linux RedHat 8.0 system easily installed an upgrade of Mozilla 1.7.3 after the failure to install Firefox. I have seen similar reports for earlier versions of Mozilla in which it was suggested to simply move libxpistub.so to another file. I tried placing this file in several other places to no avail. I was puzzled by the Firefox error message in light of the easy Firefox install on SUSE and the easy Mozilla upgrade on RedHat. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.Use a RedHat 8.0 operating system 2.Follow the general install instructions for Mozilla 3.Get the fatal error listed above and below. Actual Results: Fatal error [-618]: Couldn't open xpistub library Expected Results: Install Firefox Following the general install instructions worked for Mozilla 1.7.3 under RedHat 8.0 and worked for Firefox on SUSE 9.1 Professional. Odd that it would not work for Firefox on RedHat 8.0. Need better install documentation for Firefox in any event. Hope this helps. I have listed the bug as "critical" only because it stops one from even getting started.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 246173 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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