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Re: Problem with Firefox Quantum v-650.0




On Thu, May 10, 2018 at 11:07:43AM -0400, Stephen P. Molnar wrote:
> I've encountered a strange problem with the latest release of Firefox
> Quantum v-60.0.
> 
> Up to this point the previous versions, the 59.x.x, series had been very
> happily residing in /opt/firefox.  I uncompressed the downlo9aded file as a
> user and thee copied the firefox directory tree as root
> 
> I did the upgrade exactly the same way, but now when I try opening firefox I
> get:
> 
> comp@AbNormal:/opt/firefox$ ./firefox
> XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /opt/firefox/libnspr4.so:
> /opt/firefox/libnspr4.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or
> directory
> Couldn't load XPCOM.
> 
> What I find really puzzling is that I can run the new version in my user
> directory tree without any problems.
> 
> What is going on here?

My first guess: you forgot to wipe out the old version before you unpacked
the new version into the same target directory.  So now you've got a mix
of files from two different versions, and something gets confused.