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Old 10-25-2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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Package installation loop

Using kubuntu.
I installed SeaMonkey via apt-get install seamonkey.
Everything went correctly and SM worked, but it wanted root access to install plugins. That was easy enough (run, kdesu seamonkey), but after installing it as root adblock plus only worked correctly when SM was started as root too. Starting it as normal user caused a large unused white space to pop up at the bottom.

So I removed seamonkey from synaptic, downloaded it from the official site and manually installed it in my home directory. That worked, and the plugins install without root access, but SM keeps giving "This document cannot be displayed unless you install the Personal Security Manager (PSM)" errors.

So I tried apt-get install mozilla-psm, and it told me it depended on seamonkey-browser.
So I reinstalled seamonkey via apt-get, but that solved nothing.

The current situation is as follows:


root@satchii:~# apt-get install mozilla-psm
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
mozilla-psm: Depends: seamonkey-browser but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
root@satchii:~# apt-get install seamonkey-browser
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
seamonkey-browser is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


What do I do now? I'm currently using Firefox, but I like SeaMonkey a lot more and would very much like to resume using it.


Last edited by Changes; 10-25-2008 at 08:13 PM.
Old 10-26-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2008
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Hey There,

Check out this back-and-forth. I think it's the same problem you're having. You need to install seamonkey on Ubuntu for it to install properly (unless you want to scrap everything and build from source, which would cause dpkg dependency issues, etc) and, when it installs as root it makes your .mozilla, etc files in your home directory owned by root, so you need to chown them all back to your regular userid before you can use them (the files in your regular user's home directory).

Hopefully, this link helps

, Mike


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