On Wed, 21 Oct 2020 at 14:03, Yves Bellefeuille <yan at storm.ca> wrote: > Leon Fauster via CentOS <centos at centos.org> wrote: > > > ... or a general problem. Does some one tried the version from > > mozilla? > > > > https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/all/#product-desktop-esr > > > > Can't test it - I don't run EL6 workstations anymore ... > > [yves at home firefox]$ ./firefox > ./firefox: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.17' not found (required > by ./firefox) > ./firefox: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found (required > by ./firefox) > > CentOS 6 only goes up to glibc 2.12. > > Basically that says that upstream no longer thinks that Firefox is runnable on RHEL-6/CentOS-6 anymore. I think there was a similar problem at the end of EL-5 when a 'YOU HAVE TO UPGRADE' fix from Mozilla was released and while a lot of work was done by Red Hat to get it to work on RHEL-5, some items (and I really think it was sound and plugins) did not work. At the tail end of a release, most 'desktop' concerns are very hard to figure out as 10 year old software API's are rarely kept working by the various 'upstreams'. I want to be clear that I do understand this is causing major issues for users. I think a lesson learned from EL-5 and EL-6 is that EL releases need to be clearer on the difference between desktops and servers. There seems to be a point where desktop utilities fixes are mainly going to be 'reasonable effort' versus 'guaranteed' to be 100%... usually in the last 6 months of a release. That way users can plan better that a certain amount of work is going to be needed by them to continue it working. > -- > Yves Bellefeuille > <yan at storm.ca> > > > _______________________________________________ > CentOS mailing list > CentOS at centos.org > https://lists.centos.org/mailman/listinfo/centos > -- Stephen J Smoogen.