I installed the M18 binary into /usr/local/mozilla using the mozilla-installer program, as root. Then i switched to being a user and deleted the .mozilla/ directory. I tried to run mozilla with each of these commands: cd /usr/local/mozilla ; ./run-mozilla.sh cd /usr/local/mozilla ; ./mozilla /usr/local/mozilla/mozilla None of them worked. One of them gives a core dump. This did not happen with M17, but the M17 i ran was an i386 binary, while M18 is an i686 binary according to its filename. I have an AMD K6-2 350 and 64MB RAM.
You must also *start* mozilla once as root before ordinary users can run it. There are a couple of bugs about this. A few files/chrome etc. for installed components are created during first startup, and since normal users don't have write-access to install directory, it will fail if these files are not present. I recommend also starting composer once as root first, if that component is installed. Then quit mozilla, exit root, and start as normal user.
m18 is too old and you didn't follow directions. you should be running regxpcom and regchrome, we have documented this. If you don't run regxpcom/regchrome you could run mozilla as root and force it to load its components (for chrome purposes).
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Thanks Asa, it seems to work now. How about adding that comment to the README in the installer... I didn't see any instructions about regxpcom etc. Why doesn't the installer run them?
Target Milestone: --- → M18
verified. they are in the release notes
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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