This directory contains Solaris builds of the firefox 184.108.40.206, which are contributed by SUN Desktop Beijing Team. If you have any problem with these builds, please send email to desktop dash discuss at opensolaris dot org
* Tarball format
Extract the tarball to a proper location
$ bzip2 -dc
: Make sure there is no firefox directory there before you extract the tarball,
it’s not recommended to just overwrite the old firefox directory.
* Pkgadd format
1, First uncompress the zip file
$ bzip2 -d
You will get a package datastream file named
2, Install the package as root
# pkgadd -d ./
The default install location would be /opt/sfw/lib/firefox
To Enable Java:
ln -s /path/to/
On Solaris 10, Java plugin is probably located at
On Solaris 8/9, it’s probably located at
To Enable Flash/Shockwave:
1, Download the Flash/Shockwave plugin from
2, Extract the tarball and place the files under
To Run The Application:
a, Execute the application by specifying the absolute path
c, Add the desktop file and start from menu(pkgadd format only)
# cat >/usr/share/applications/firefox.desktop<
* For Solaris 8 builds, you need to install GTK 1.2 library.
You can get the GTK 1.2 libraries from sun.com or sunfreeware.com
* Also for Solaris 8 builds, you may need to install some required
For example, if you encounter the following error,
ld.so.1: ./firefox-bin: fatal: relocation error: file ./firefox-bin: symbol fmod: referenced symbol not found.
You probably have to install Math Library(libm) patch,
Solaris 5.8 sparc: 111721
Solaris 5.9 sparc: 111722
Solaris 5.8 i386 : 112757
Solaris 5.9 i386 : 111728
You might have more than one libm library installed on your system,
please make sure that you are using the one under /usr/lib.
* If you could not start up the application or encounter some
unexpected crash, try to do this,
1, Rename the profile directory(“$HOME/.mozilla” for Mozilla suite,
“$HOME/.mozilla/firefox” for Firefox and “$HOME/.thunderbird” for
2, Start up the application without importing anything
* Firefox and Mozilla suite
Start up Mozilla/Firefox that you just installed and type
“about:buildconfig” in the URL field, and then you would see all the
build configurations used for this build.
Extract “buildconfig.html” from
which records all the build configure information of this build.
$ jar xf /path/to/