View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] Upgrade to Firefox 3 GTK Problem

September 23rd, 2008, 12:03 PM
I have Linux Dapper Drake 6.6 and downloaded the tarball for Firefox 3, unzipped it and tried to run it. It came up with this error:

We're sorry, this application requires a version of the GTK+ library that is not installed on your computer.

You have GTK+ 2.8.
This application requires GTK+ 2.10 or newer.

Please upgrade your GTK+ library if you wish to use this application.

How do I make the required upgrade?:confused:

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The program came from:

September 23rd, 2008, 02:20 PM
You can download GTK 2.10 from here (http://www.gtk.org/download-linux.html) and compile it. This also might help

September 24th, 2008, 12:22 AM
How do you 'compile'?

September 24th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Open a terminal and install build-essential package if you have not already got it install

sudo apt-get install build-essential
Then download to your Desktop gtk+-2.10.14.tar.bz2 from the link I provided above.
Then move it into the /opt directory

sudo mv ~/Desktop/hello-2.1.1.tar.gz /opt
then change into /opt

cd /opt
extract it

tar xjf gtk+-2.10.14.tar.bz2
then make a directory called gtk210

mkdir gtk210
then change into the new extracted directory

cd gtk+-2.10.14
then run ./configure using the gtk210 directory that you made as the prefix

./configure --prefix=/opt/gtk210
If no errors then type

If no errors then

sudo make install