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Old 10-30-2013, 08:48 PM   #1
blackcatconjure
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Unhappy Problem with Icecat install, No Icon to launch program. Slackware64, why is this?


I have installed icecat 17.0.1 three times via slackbuilds etc. I always have an error while installing : variable sink set but not used. I can't install the pkg with installpkg as it won't recognize the tar.gz, and the other way won't work as there is no config file in the pkg. The "installed" icecat works fine if I run it from the command line. why no launch icon? I am using xfce. Forgive the ignorance, I have used linux for 8+yrs, but Slackware linux has always been a side project, now it is my main operating system. what am I doing wrong? thanks in advance for any help.
 
Old 10-30-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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You should be able to make a launcher for the panel, then edit the launcher 'properties' to reference icecat.

I think XFCE is pretty vanilla, and not so integrated into Slackware that it would detect installation of unofficial packages automatically. Not sure though.
Just curious, how long did your machine take to compile Icecat? My 2.33GHz T7600 takes around two hours!
 
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:04 PM   #3
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You should be able to make a launcher for the panel, then edit the launcher 'properties' to reference icecat.

I think XFCE is pretty vanilla, and not so integrated into Slackware that it would detect installation of unofficial packages automatically. Not sure though.
Just curious, how long did your machine take to compile Icecat? My 2.33GHz T7600 takes around two hours!
it took forever, which I thought was odd. I was using my lenovo with Intel i5 core, tb drive and 5gb ram, never had problems. Maybe it is the xfce? not sure if you installed it were you using kde?
 
Old 10-30-2013, 10:30 PM   #4
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I was not using KDE. I installed various versions of Icecat on both 13.37 and 14.0.
XFCE and xmonad for GUIs.
I think it's the sheer size of Icecat that makes the compiler take so long. Conversely, something like
LibreOffice (while much larger) is more self-contained and rolls together really fast.
 
Old 10-31-2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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I was not using KDE. I installed various versions of Icecat on both 13.37 and 14.0.
XFCE and xmonad for GUIs.
I think it's the sheer size of Icecat that makes the compiler take so long. Conversely, something like
LibreOffice (while much larger) is more self-contained and rolls together really fast.
Yes I agree it is a large file to compile, but the time it takes does not matter, I just want to know why I can't seem to get it to launch other than command line. I like xfce, the GUI is not really that important to me. I just need to know if I am doing something incorrectly in Slackware to cause this. Icecat is not a necessity, however it is now a challenge. I have to make it work. any advice would be appreciated
 
Old 10-31-2013, 11:24 AM   #6
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Yes
I agree it is a large file to compile, but the time it takes does not
matter, I just want to know why I can't seem to get it to launch other
than command line. I like xfce, the GUI is not really that important to
me. I just need to know if I am doing something incorrectly in
Slackware to cause this. Icecat is not a necessity, however it is now a
challenge. I have to make it work. any advice would be
appreciated
So totally easy, not sure why I didn't think of this. I just went into Xfce preferred applications, chose other, and found icecat in a list of executable files. Now it is default browser and I feel totally stupid but happy it's done. Trial and error works every time.
 
  


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