[CentOS] Firefox 3 for CentOS 4

Johnny Hughes jhughes at hughesjr.com
Fri Jul 11 23:57:37 UTC 2008

Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm trying to make Firefox 3 work in CentOS 4.
> So far I was able to do it by installing the evolution28-* rpms, which
> have a more recent GTK, Cairo, Pango, etc. With those libs installed
> and configured, Firefox 3 from mozilla.org works fine.
> The only thing is that it doesn't use the "Bluecurve" theme as the
> other applications do. I was seeing that the evolution28-* packages
> use themes under /usr/evolution28/share/themes instead of the default
> /usr/share/themes. I can copy the bluecurve theme there, but the
> libbluecurve.so that actually themes the widgets is missing. I tried
> to make it work with one from CentOS 5, but with no luck.
> So I'm wondering. Has anyone made those evolution28-* libs work with
> themes other than the ones included?
> Or, going through another easier route: has anyone made Firefox 3 work
> well on CentOS 4? How?
> I know Firefox 3 is supposed to be released on RHEL 4.7 so, is there
> already any SRPM from RedHat I could use?

well ... it is not just one RPM, it is several.   The whole mess is 
built with different gcc and glibc versions than released now ... so i 
would recommend waiting for the 4.7 version and not the 4.7 beta version.

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