Issues in installing latest firefox on Linux


I have installed the latest firefox on my machine. But its not getting started. Its giving the following error:

XPCPMHGlueLoad error for file /opt/firefox/firefox/ cannnot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.

The version I am trying is firefox-24.0.tar.bz2. And I have extracted the files to below directory

[server-1 ~]$ cd /opt/firefox/
[server-1 firefox]$ ls
[server-1 firefox]$ cd firefox/
[server-1 firefox]$ ls
browser     mozilla-xremote-client
chrome.manifest       omni.ja
components        platform.ini
crashreporter     plugin-container
crashreporter.ini   libnssdbm3.chk    precomplete
defaults       removed-files
dictionaries        Throbber-small.gif
firefox          updater
firefox-bin      updater.ini
icons               libsoftokn3.chk   update-settings.ini
libfreebl3.chk    webapprt        webapprt-stub
[server-1 firefox]$

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
what distribution?
rakhy_rakeyAuthor Commented:
[server-1 ~]$ cat /etc/*-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Client release 5.5 (Tikanga)
[server-1 ~]$
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
i was able to reproduce on CentOS 5.6

seems it requires Glib 2.22 where the RHEL 5 release is 2.12 which is why it throws that error

i looked at my 6.4 installation and i see it does have 2.22 version of glib so firefox will probably work there

don't recommend trying to manually upgrade those libraries as it could break other operating system components that might expect a certain version

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rakhy_rakeyAuthor Commented:
Hi seth,

thanks for the suggestion. So would you recommend to upgrade the OS instead of going for upgrading the libraries ?

Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
the required library version is not available in the RHEL 5 repository and trying to upgrade manually could break other things

recommended to do clean installation since in-place upgrades of major releases isn't supported
rakhy_rakeyAuthor Commented:
Sure Seth...I  will try doing fresh installation of 6.0 Linux first to make Firefox 24.0 to work.

Btw, what is the latest version of Firefox that will work on 5.0 Linux. Currently we have 14.0 working on our Linux.

Seth .
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
i answered the original question
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