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Old 08-27-2009, 08:27 PM   #1
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Seamonkey DEBs?

Are there any .DEB downloads of Seamonkey out there? All I can find (at the site) are the source and the installer (as a gzip). I couldn't get it to install using the installer (even with the instructions in the readme), and I'd like to avoid compiling from source, because this is for a college course and I don't feel like I have time to worry about compiling. (The course calls for an HTML editor, and Seamonkey is one of the suggested programs with an HTML editor.)

Since I couldn't get the Linux version of Seamonkey to install from its installer (I think the error message was something about being unable to open a screen), the only solution I knew was to run Windows XP in Virtualbox and download/install/run the Windows version of Seamonkey from there. That is not my ideal solution.

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Old 08-28-2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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You may have been having trouble with permissions when installing. Try running 'sudo ./seamonkey-installer' instead of running it from a root terminal.

There are deb archives around; in the Debian/Ubuntu/Mepis alternate universe it is called 'iceape', and you will find it in the Debian repositories and in Ubuntu and Mepis 8 too. But I would suggest that using those is probably harder than getting the installer going (unless it is in the repositories for your particular distro), because of the multiple packages involved.

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Old 08-28-2009, 01:08 PM   #3
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If Iceape is just a Debian rebranding of Seamonkey, I'm interested. Couldn't I just do "apt-get build-dep iceape"? If I can't find it using Synaptic?
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Your profile says MEPIS 8, is that the distro you are doing this on?
Old 08-28-2009, 02:39 PM   #5
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Yes, that is correct.

I ran into dependency problems. Kpackage says that iceape-browser apparently needs the latest version of libhunspell-1.2-0, but "apt-get libhunspell-1.2-0" says my version is already the latest.

I don't have time for this; I have classes to worry about. I give up. I'll just keep running the Windows version of Seamonkey in Windows XP in a virtual machine.


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