Firefox and xpistub
I wrote a couple of days back about trouble installing firefox, the error message
./firefox-installer-bin: relocation error: /usr/local/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: pango_find_base_dir wasn't in google's index.
There were less than 10 results for the second half of that error message
relocation error: /usr/local/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: undefined symbol: pango_find_base_dir. Of course these were related to some other applications and not to firefox, but one of them seemed to indicate that having two installations of pango could be the problem.
I did have the RPM of pango-1.2.1-3 as wel as pango-1.4.0 installed from source (as part of my (botched) attempt to upgrade to gnome 2.6). At the time I didn't uninstall pango-1.2.1-3 because it had a list of dependencies as long as your arm. Now is the time to take the plunge, or so it seemed.
After uninstalling the RPM, saving this entry and shutting down mozilla, i tried the installer again. This time it went a few steps before grinding to a halt with a different error.