Install Firefox in AIX

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This methode is working on Firefox 2.0.0.20 for AIX 4.3.3 or laterAIX 4.3.3 ML11, AIX 5.1 ML9, AIX 5.2 TL10 and AIX 5.3 ML5

the first step is download the latest firefox for IBM AIX systems from here :

http://home.arcor.de/ulrich.link/ForAIX/Firefox/firefox-2.0.0.20.en-US.aix4.3.3.0-common-gtk1.tar.bz2

For AIX 4.3.3 ML 11 you need X11 installed and C++ runtime libs xlC.aix43.rte 6.0.0.10 or new versions

 

From your AIX ToolBOX install rpm manager for AIX :

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/INSTALLP/ppc/rpm.rte.3.0.5.36

Now install some dependencies packgaes

download :

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/glib/glib-1.2.10-2.aix4.3.ppc.rpm

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/gtkplus/gtkplus-1.2.10-3.aix4.3.ppc.rpm

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/libjpeg/libjpeg-6b-5.aix4.3.ppc.rpm

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/aix/freeSoftware/aixtoolbox/RPMS/ppc/libpng/libpng-1.2.1-2.aix4.3.ppc.rpm

 

rpm -ivh   (packages)

 

For AIX 6.1. you need X11.compat.lib.X11R6 + this pacth : http://linkitup.de/ForAIX/Firefox/run-mozilla-sh.AIX61.patch

now extract the firefox naar een large directory and run the firefox :)

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