Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208819
[RFE] Enable running 32-bit firefox on x86_64
Last modified: 2018-04-11 06:29:40 EDT
Description of problem:
/usr/bin/firefox always starts 64-bit Firefox if both arch is installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /usr/bin/firefox
I modified /usr/bin/firefox script so if it encounters "ff32"
as first argument then it doesn't consider /usr/lib64/firefox*.
This argument is then gets forgotten and usual processing continues.
This should be integrated to the "default applications" framework
so one should be able to just select "Firefox (32-bit, plugin-compatible)"
from the drop-down list on an x86-64 system.
Created attachment 137521 [details]
Enable running 32-bit firefox on 64-bit
This would be a useful feature as long as there are plugins that are only
available in 32 bit version.
Another suggestion for how to do it: Check if MOZ_LIB_DIR is set in the
environment, and don't override it if it is.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 425951 ***