Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 214144
Firefox doesn't start on ppc64
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:47 EST
Description of problem:
After a normal graphical install of FC6 on an iMac G5 (ppc64) firefox does not
start in Gnome. Typing 'firefox' in terminal nothing happens, I get the prompt back:
[zkota@csimac ~]$ firefox
Yum remove, yum install doesn't help.
[zkota@csimac ~]$ yum list firefox
Loading "fastestmirror" plugin
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up repositories
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
Reading repository metadata in from local files
firefox.ppc 188.8.131.52-8.fc6 installed
firefox.ppc64 184.108.40.206-8.fc6 installed
Epiphany and galeon work fine.
I see this issue as well.
For submitter, workaround is to run the 32bit version directly.
Just to clarify what's going on -- the PPC64 XPCOM stubs aren't merged, so
Firefox can't possibly run on PPC64. The build still succeeds, yet produces a
completely non-functional binary.
Chris, is this still an issue ? Didn't dwmw fix the xpcom stubs at some point ?