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Old 05-19-2021, 12:50 PM   #1
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Seamonkey not installed properly on -current

I've recently reinstalled my slackware OS with a 14.2-stable DVD, updating/upgrading it to -current, followed by a "slackpkg clean-system" as per the general procedure.

I hadn't tried to use seamonkey before upgrading, but afterwards, I found that for some reason, it's not in my path, and upon trying to run it, my shell outputs that it doesn't exist. Running a whereis on seamonkey tells me it's located in /usr/bin/seamonkey , but what's strange is that whenever I try to cd into that directory - even as root - it says that directory doesn't exist.

Running ls seam* within /usr/bin prints seamonkey . The directory is listed as being there, but for some reason it doesn't seem to be accessible? Tab completion recognises it as being there too, but attempting to cd into it even using tab completion just outputs no such file or directory.

running slackpkg search seamonkey outputs:
The list below shows all packages with name matching "seamonkey".

[ installed ] - seamonkey-

You can search specific files using "slackpkg file-search file".

So it's supposedly installed...I really have no idea what's causing this. I've looked at my mirror in /etc/slackpkg/mirrors and it's a 32-bit mirror, which would be appropriate for my 32-bit system.

seamonkey is part of the XAP series of packages and as far as I can tell - some of the other packages from that series all work fine. It just seems to be seamonkey that's having this issue.
Old 05-20-2021, 08:47 AM   #2
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Perhaps this would fit better in the slackware forum.
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Old 05-20-2021, 09:04 AM   #3
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You might want to try downloading the package as a standalone program. I do this for all Mozilla programs as they are untweaked by the distro you find yourself in. Just unzip and execute. No need for root as Mozilla will use your home folder for settings. Create a link on your desktop to the executible and your done.

I've found particularly firefox runs better this way and will update before your local repository.
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Old 05-21-2021, 12:25 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by wpeckham View Post
Perhaps this would fit better in the slackware forum.
My bad, I thought I did when I posted it! Hopefully a mod can move it?


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