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Old 12-19-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
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Swiftweasel stopped working upon today's xulrunner update


The error I get is:
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/opt/swiftweasel/swiftweasel-3.5.5/swiftweasel-bin: 
error while loading shared libraries: libxul.so: 
cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I'm sure it's because libxul.so was located in /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.5 and now it is in /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.6

What's the right way to fix this so it won't happen again on the next xulrunner update?

BTW, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 amd64 and I installed swiftweasel manually (no repo).
 
Old 12-19-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
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What's the right way to fix this so it won't happen again on the next xulrunner update?

BTW, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 amd64 and I installed swiftweasel manually (no repo).
That's your problem right there. If swiftweasel is the same thing that was being distributed as swiftfox a few years ago, the only difference to firefox/iceweasel is that some of the default settings have been changed. You would likely do better using your distros version and learning how to configure it.

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Old 12-19-2009, 03:49 PM   #3
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That's the problem with manually installed stuff: it breaks when things are updated.
Symlink may be a workaround:
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.6/libxul.so /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.5/libxul.so
But you have to re-create it on each xulrunner update.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 06:52 PM   #4
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That's your problem right there. If swiftweasel is the same thing that was being distributed as swiftfox a few years ago, the only difference to firefox/iceweasel is that some of the default settings have been changed. You would likely do better using your distros version and learning how to configure it.

Evo2.
Swiftweasel is not the same as swiftfox or iceweasel. It is an optimized compile of the codebase that runs much faster. It's not just different configuration settings. Firefox on Linux is so slow that I need all the help I can get. It's either Swiftweasel or Chromium, and Chromium just isn't far enough along to be my full-time browser.

I wish I could find a repository that had a maintained version of Swiftweasel...
 
Old 12-19-2009, 06:53 PM   #5
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That's the problem with manually installed stuff: it breaks when things are updated.
Symlink may be a workaround:
Code:
ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.6/libxul.so /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.5/libxul.so
But you have to re-create it on each xulrunner update.
OK. I guess I'll just have to recreate the links...

Code:
cd /opt/swiftweasel/swiftweasel-3.5.5
rm libxpcom.so
rm libxul.so
ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.6/libxul.so libxul.so
ln -s /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.1.6/libxpcom.so libxpcom.so

Last edited by Mountain; 12-19-2009 at 06:54 PM.
 
Old 12-19-2009, 11:19 PM   #6
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Swiftweasel is not the same as swiftfox or iceweasel. It is an optimized compile of the codebase that runs much faster. It's not just different configuration settings. Firefox on Linux is so slow that I need all the help I can get.
Interesting. What sort of hardware to you have? I've got at 933 MHz Crusoe with 230 MB RAM, and the Debian iceweasel binaries work quite well: not brilliantly snappy, but pretty good.

How is the compilation optimized? Why not apply those patches to the source deb of iceweasel and then you can always have the latest and be sure that that you won't have library problems. I am quite interested in this.
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It's either Swiftweasel or Chromium, and Chromium just isn't far enough along to be my full-time browser.
Really, I was under the impression that Chromium required more resources than firefox: I guess I'll have to check it out.

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I wish I could find a repository that had a maintained version of Swiftweasel...
Where are you getting it from?

Cheers,

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