Bug 208819 - [RFE] Enable running 32-bit firefox on x86_64
Summary: [RFE] Enable running 32-bit firefox on x86_64
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 425951
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-10-02 07:00 UTC by Zoltan Boszormenyi
Modified: 2018-04-11 10:29 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-12-17 14:05:31 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Enable running 32-bit firefox on 64-bit (443 bytes, patch)
2006-10-02 07:00 UTC, Zoltan Boszormenyi
no flags Details | Diff

Description Zoltan Boszormenyi 2006-10-02 07:00:33 UTC
Description of problem:

/usr/bin/firefox always starts 64-bit Firefox if both arch is installed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /usr/bin/firefox
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

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.

Comment 1 Zoltan Boszormenyi 2006-10-02 07:00:34 UTC
Created attachment 137521 [details]
Enable running 32-bit firefox on 64-bit

Comment 2 Göran Uddeborg 2006-11-10 10:47:10 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2007-12-17 14:05:31 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 425951 ***

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