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Old 04-25-2010, 11:37 AM   #1
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Seamonkey not starting


I ran installpkg on seamonkey 2.0.4, on Slackware 13.0, and it appeared to install OK.

I can run /usr/bin/seamonkey -version and I get the 2.0.4 version number. However, when I run it without arguments, no windows get opened, and there are no errors that I have located (eg messages, syslog).

This is probably something real obvious, but I'm drawing a blank. Any suggestions?

BTW, firefox runs OK.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 12:51 PM   #2
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Did you install seamonkey-solibs-2.0.4 also?
If you already had a previous version of seamonkey maybe "upgradepkg" would have been a better option if you didn't want to use slackpkg..
 
Old 04-25-2010, 12:57 PM   #3
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Also check if libidl (IDL library) is installed. Seamonkey uses it.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 01:08 PM   #4
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libIDL 2.0 is there. The docs are there for libIDL-0.8.10, which is the version on the 13.0 distribution.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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I reinstalled seamonkey, using the slack 13.0 version of seamonkey, and the corresponding solibs. Behavior is the same. It will respond to a seamonkey -h but not any other commands.

Searching around I found a guide for dealing with Firefox startup issues, and checked out most of the stuff in that write-up.

I guess the next thing is to remove any configuration files, such as profiles, and see if that helps.

Anyone else have any ideas?
 
Old 04-25-2010, 05:24 PM   #6
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Are you sure there is only 1 version of seamonkey installed? (check /var/log/packages) Did slack 13.0 come with seamonkey 2.0 by default? (I'm running 12.2)

I know at least on this machine /usr/bin/seamonkey is a symlink to /usr/lib/seamonkey-2.0.4/seamonkey. Might want to look into that.
 
Old 04-25-2010, 09:04 PM   #7
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13.0 comes with 1.1.17. I wanted 2.0.4 for security and plugin reasons, so I installpkg the newer version. The seamonkey link gets updated to point to the most recently installed executable, so I thought that would be ok. I did not completely remove 1.1.17.

I did install the solibs for 2.0.4.

My symlink is identical to yours.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 01:10 PM   #8
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do an "ldd /usr/bin/seamonkey" and post the output
lets see if there is a missing library
 
Old 04-26-2010, 05:53 PM   #9
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Not a dynamic executable.
 
Old 04-26-2010, 06:35 PM   #10
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sorry that should have been "ldd /usr/lib64/seamonkey-1.1.17/seamonkey-bin"
 
Old 04-26-2010, 09:06 PM   #11
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ldd /usr/lib/seamonkey-2.0.4/seamonkey-bin output is attached.
Attached Files
File Type: txt zldd.txt (3.0 KB, 12 views)
 
Old 05-09-2010, 08:19 AM   #12
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Possibly related, I now find that chrome won't start as well. At least there is a possible thread.

So now I have seamonkey and chrome both not starting up.
 
Old 05-09-2010, 08:42 AM   #13
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You should remove all versions of seamonkey and seamonkey-solibs and reinstall the version from /patches. Using installpkg to "Upgrade" a package is always a bad idea.
 
  


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