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Old 12-09-2009, 08:11 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
Thanks, I made a note of your chrome slackbuild page for future reference.
I just upgraded to the google chrome beta using the slackbuild from
Using that slackbuild has worked well for me so far. I am running Slackware 13 64bit.

Could you elaborate on that please? Which slackbuilds did you try? And how did they break your system? Have you tried the one from

Could you elaborate on this as well?
I think (was some time ago now) I tried one found in a topic here, and then another from slacky. (Note that I adapted both to make a x86_64 package). Both changed permissions in such a way that I had to reinstall aaa_base to get a functional system again. Seeing that I immediately removed chrome's packages, I was just curious. One day I got curious enough to write my own and motivated long enough to make it work.

I didn't know that had one, missed that somehow, so my advice now would be to use that one as I'm a happy user of SBo and sbopkg when they have what I need. The .SlackBuild in my repository are only the ones I couldn't find or that I modified.

EDIT: Why I don't use it anymore: & the fact that it doesn't really satisfy me. For me it lacks polished extensions and the address-bar completion is not as good as firefox's and I use it a lot so it was inconvenient as I had to think before typing something I expected to auto-complete which defeat auto-completion's purpose...
I'm back to firefox (3.6b4)

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:43 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by cycojesus View Post
Incidently, today I decided to ditch Chrome from my system because of 1) the stupid declaration of Eric Schmidt ...
Please elaborate, or at least provide a link. I have no clue what you're referring to here.

...and 2) firefox suck less (for me).
I've pointed out elsewhere why I prefer Firefox and Seamonkey (although Konqueror is a close third):
  • Firefox/Seamonkey have a quick way to turn off all styles (View -> Page Styles -> No Styles) which is very useful on pages that don't render well or are just plain ugly.
  • I like the fine-grained control over settings (including the user interface) in Firefox/Seamonkey.
  • Old habits: I've been using Netscape since it was in .8 beta and the Netscape lineage in Firefox/Seamonkey is comfortable/comforting.
  • The intention with Chrome is that updates are pushed automatically to users without much user interaction/control. This runs counter to how I administer my Slackware computers.

Having said all of that Chrome looks like a good browser, and the Windows versions I've played with seem to work pretty well.

Old 12-09-2009, 08:56 AM   #33
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Originally Posted by tommcd View Post
Glad you got it fixed.
Just out of curiosity, how did you go about creating the /usr/lib64/seamonkey/ library? I assume that is how you fixed it. Is that correct?
First create all symbolic links to /usr/lib64 , after reinstall seamonkey, I wished copy only that library, but not it in my hand .

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[QUOTE=Lufbery;3785494]Please elaborate, or at least provide a link. I have no clue what you're referring to here.

I believe he's talking about a comment implying only criminals care about privacy.
Old 12-10-2009, 12:49 PM   #35
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Ah well, that's a silly statement. I get where's he's coming from (sort of) -- I pretty much never do or post something on the Internet that I wouldn't do in public. But I also value my privacy both in the real world and on-line. Some stuff, even most of it, is nobody else's business. :-)


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