[CentOS] Firefox 78 under CentOS 6 -- no sound?

Thu Oct 22 01:40:08 UTC 2020
Yves Bellefeuille <yan at storm.ca>

On Wednesday 21 October 2020, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> 

> > [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. 

That message was from Firefox 78.4 ESR downloaded from Mozilla. 
Obviously Red Hat does think that it's possible to run Firefox 78.3 ESR 
on RHEL 6, because they shipped it. They just didn't get the sound 
working properly.

But end of life is in 6 weeks, so perhaps nobody will bother fixing the 

Yves Bellefeuille <yan at storm.ca>
GPG key 837A6134 at http://members.storm.ca/~yan/pgp.asc