[CentOS] Firefox error msg.

Bob Taylor bob8221 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 19:28:00 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 11:13 +0100, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> Bob Taylor wrote:
> > After installing my backup of /home and seeing firefox not restart, I
> > started it from the command line with the immediate error:
> > 
> > Could not find compatible GRE between version and
> > 
> > I'm sorry, I'm at a complete loss. What's a GRE?
> It's probably misspelt and something on your disk was eaten by a GRUE. 
> Try "sudo xulrunner --register-global", because somehow firefox believes
> that it cannot find a working xulrunner instance on your machine.
> Do that *after* you checked that firefox and xulrunner are updated to
> the latest versions:

Your first request.
# rpm -q firefox xulrunner

Your second request.
# xulrunner --register-global
This returns nothing.

> [angenenr at shutdown ~]$rpm -q firefox xulrunner
> firefox-3.0.5-1.el5.centos.x86_64
> xulrunner-
> [angenenr at shutdown ~]$
> Cheers,
> Ralph
> PS:  A GRE really isn't as fearsome as a GRUE is, a GRE is just the Gecko
>      Runtime Environment.
> PPS: Depending on how you have been socialized:
>      <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grue_(monster)>

I thank you! Will peruse the above URL when I have a working Firefox.
This was working before hard drive change.
Bob Taylor

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