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    Seamonkey doesn't run: Lubuntu 13.10

    I should have mentioned that I'm now using Lubuntu 13.10 64-bit. The main download link on the seamonkey-project page is for 32-bit. Installing 32-bit Seamonkey on 64-bit Lubuntu seems to be rocket science. I found a 64-bit "contributed" build that installed smoothly. Shantiq has had success with a ppa as described in the second post.

    I downloaded Seamonkey from http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/. After extracting seamonkey-2.21.tar.bz2, I used sudo mv seamonkey /usr/local/seamonkey to move the Seamonkey folder.

    There are two executables and one script in that folder.

    Code:
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 vasa1 vasa1     8915 Sep 17 00:01 run-mozilla.sh*
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 vasa1 vasa1   760868 Sep 17 01:16 seamonkey*
    -rwxr-xr-x  1 vasa1 vasa1   760872 Sep 17 01:16 seamonkey-bin*
    But double-clicking on either executable gives a pop-up window with:

    Failed to execute file "seamonkey".
    Failed to execute child process "/usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey" (No such file or directory).
    Trying run-mozilla.sh gives:
    Code:
    run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
    And running seamonkey or seamonkey-bin in the terminal gives:
    Code:
    vasa1@vasa1-Inspiron-1545:/usr/local/seamonkey$ seamonkey
    bash: /usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey: No such file or directory
    vasa1@vasa1-Inspiron-1545:/usr/local/seamonkey$ seamonkey-bin
    bash: /usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey-bin: No such file or directory
    vasa1@vasa1-Inspiron-1545:/usr/local/seamonkey$
    I had no problem with Lubuntu 13.04 and Seamonkey from the same source.

    I modified `/etc/environment` to this:
    Code:
    vasa1@vasa1-Inspiron-1545:/usr/local/seamonkey$ cat /etc/environment 
    PATH="/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/usr/local/seamonkey"
    but no joy even after a reboot.

    Any ideas?
    Last edited by vasa1; November 10th, 2013 at 06:23 AM. Reason: Added clarification
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    Seamonkey 13.10

    Hi Vasa the old route does not work after pangolin or anyway i do not howto ::]]


    so thanx to Richard here and the info is here too


    there is another route:


    in terminal:


    1.
    Code:
     sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29


    2.
    Code:
      echo -e "\ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" \| sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null


    3. download deb for 32-bit or 64-bit from this page


    4. then install deb with software centre or command line

    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i seamonkey-mozilla-build_2.21-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb

    and there you have it for 13.10 ... start with
    Code:
     seamonkey
    from command line or from dash after reload or lock to launcher
    Last edited by shantiq; October 21st, 2013 at 08:05 PM.
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    Re: Seamonkey 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    Hi Vasa the old route does not work after pangolin or anyway i do not howto ::]]
    ...
    Shantiq, thanks for replying. What problem did you face? I could use your original solution in 12.10 and in 13.04.

    If there's is no other way, I'll use the ppa you suggested but I'd still like to figure out why I can't install Seamonkey as before.
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    Seamonkey ubuntu 13.10

    ha ok Vasa i must confess i had not used it for a while on 13.10 it said this when i tried to start it

    Code:
    /usr/local/seamonkey/seamonkey
    XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /usr/local/seamonkey/libxul.so:
    libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Couldn't load XPCOM.
    so i installed http://packages.ubuntu.com/saucy/libdbus-glib-1-2


    and still would not start so i went to the PPA
    surely someone with more knowledge will easily crack it
    PPA is ok tho...
    Last edited by shantiq; October 22nd, 2013 at 09:42 AM.
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    Re: Seamonkey doesn't run: Lubuntu 13.10

    @shantiq, I omitted to mention that, for 13.10, I'm now using 64-bit Lubuntu. It appears that the Seamonkey from http://www.seamonkey-project.org/ is 32-bit. I asked for guidance over here: http://unix.stackexchange.com/q/99562/15760 and the solution that works is posted as my answer:

    I searched the web for "can seamonkey be installed on 64-bit linux".

    One of the results was this: http://tutorialforlinux.com/2013/10/...y-64bit-linux/. It pointed to http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.o...x86_64.tar.bz2.

    That worked.
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    Re: Seamonkey doesn't run: Lubuntu 13.10

    excellent Vasa! been using the PPA myself so will stay with that but good you found a route through
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    Re: Seamonkey doesn't run: Lubuntu 13.10

    Quote Originally Posted by shantiq View Post
    excellent Vasa! been using the PPA myself so will stay with that but good you found a route through
    Thanks! That same link to 64-bit Seamonkey is on the seamonkey project pages as well: one can get to it by clicking on http://www.seamonkey-project.org/releases/#contrib.
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