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dhave 03-08-2005 05:20 AM

Killing Mozilla wounds Evolution
If you remove Mozilla from your Slackware installation, you may not be able to launch Evolution 2.x.

Since Patrick has now removed Mozilla from the current distribution of Slackware, I did likewise (I was already using Firefox, anyway). But the way I have Evolution installed, it's dependent on Mozilla. Your config may be similar.

When I have time, I'm going to snoop around and try to figure out why. When I compiled Evolution, I think I remember something about SSL support in Evolution being tied to Mozilla. Is that possible?

Meanwhile, reinstalling Mozilla let me have Evolution back. However, that's not a very clean solution. If any gurus know how to "disconnect" Evolution from Mozilla, I'd like to know.


shepper 03-08-2005 09:40 AM

I do not know if this is the case for all desktops but the mozilla or firefox libs are needed to build gnome. The dropline group is now building against firefox rather than mozilla. Like any big change there will be some mozilla inertia for a while..

dhave 03-08-2005 09:52 AM

That must be it. Thanks.

reddazz 03-08-2005 11:21 AM

Some distros like Fedora have already made Mozilla obsolete and compile GNOME stuff against Firefox, so probably Slack will do likewise shortly.

dhave 03-08-2005 11:28 AM

Welp, I must be the one to blame, since I compiled Evolution myself. I just accepted all he defaults, but maybe I could have chosen to build Evolution against Firefox rather than Mozilla. On the other hand, the problem could lie with one of the (many) Gnomish packages that I had to install to build Evolution. It's been a while since I did it, so I don't recall the details.

I really like Evolution, otherwise my system would be Gnome-free.

dhave 03-08-2005 12:25 PM

I see that Evolution 2.2 is out as of today, and I might try to compile it if I have time tonight. If so, I'll see if it's possible to build it against Firefox. I'm not too hopeful, as the config of previous versions have looked for certain libraries that seem to be peculiar to Mozilla and that I don't think are distributed with Firefox. If I could determine exactly what Evolution needs from Mozilla (/nss libraries for one thing), then I could just remove everything else of Mozilla. I hate to keep all of Mozilla around just to support Evolution.

reddazz 03-08-2005 01:10 PM

Try finding out your options using "./configure --help", maybe there is an option somewhere to use an alternative to Mozilla itself. Its a long shot but you never know.

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