Firefox 4 won't run as downloaded

Asked by RayArdia on 2011-05-10

Binary package hint: firefox-3.5

Firefox 4 downloaded and extracted from Archive Manager to /user/mozilla/firefox. Error msg says "Firefox 4 won't run without ......................................" and "For optimum performance we recommend ...........................". No indication is given as to how to get/add these extra items.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue May 10 09:27:02 2011
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: firefox 3.6.17+build3+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.9.10.1
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB.UTF-8
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-23.74-generic
SourcePackage: firefox-3.5
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-23-generic i686

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This question was originally filed as bug #780349.

Micah Gersten (micahg) said : #1

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#When%20not%20to%20file%20a%20bug. There is also a vibrant support community available at http://askubuntu.com and you might consider asking your question there.

By the way, Karmic reached end of life on April 30, 2011. Please see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases for currently supported releases.

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a

Thanks

It is RARE to download and use apps like that, you will mostly use the package system to manage your software.

RayArdia (theallinsons) said : #3

Output is:-

ray@ray-laptop:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 9.10
Release: 9.10
Codename: karmic
ray@ray-laptop:~$ ^C
ray@ray-laptop:~$

What does this mean?
Many thanks in anticipation,
Ray

actionparsnip wrote:
> Your question #156851 on firefox-3.5 in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+question/156851
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
> What is the output of:
>
> lsb_release -a
>
> Thanks
>
> It is RARE to download and use apps like that, you will mostly use the
> package system to manage your software.
>

Karmic is no longer supported, it is EOL. There are no updates for it, no support here and no support in #ubuntu on irc.freenode.net

Please upgrade to at least Lucid.

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