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    HowTo:Install standalone Chatzilla via XULrunner

    hi

    This is a little howto on installing the mozilla Chatzilla IRC client via XULrunner, thus allowing it to run 'standalone'. perfect for those of you that what a prittyer irc client or are just bored with what you have now.

    first you should note that XULRunner is still in its development phase so it might not work perfectly (allthough i have encountered no problems).

    first of all, we need to get ourselfs a copy of XULRunner, which is the base on which Chatzilla runs. its a good 8mb or so, so give it a few mins.

    Code:
    wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/xulrunner/nightly/latest-mozilla1.8.0/xulrunner-1.8.0.2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz
    sudo tar -C /opt -xzvf xulrunner-1.8.0.2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz
    rm xulrunner-1.8.0.2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz
    sudo ln -s /opt/xulrunner/xulrunner /usr/bin/xulrunner

    next we need to get a version of chatzilla designed to run with XULRunner. this code gets files that might not be around forever, so if you encounter errors you can get the latest from here
    Code:
    wget http://chatzilla.rdmsoft.com/xulrunner/download/chatzilla-0.9.72-xr.zip
    sudo mkdir /opt/xulrunner/chatzilla
    sudo unzip -d "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla" chatzilla-0.9.72-xr.zip
    rm chatzilla-0.9.72-xr.zip
    and thats about it to run chatzilla you will need to do
    Code:
    xulrunner --app "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla/application.ini"
    so i suggest creating a launcher in the gnome menu's or desktop.

    you can find more 'motif's to change the look of chatzilla here, or just create your own

    screenys:

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    Re: HowTo:Install standalone Chatzilla via XULrunner

    Thank you for posting this . It worked perfectly after I updated the paths. Here is the updated version...
    Code:
    wget http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/xulrunner/releases/1.9.0.7/runtimes/xulrunner-1.9.0.7.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    sudo tar -C /opt -xvjf xulrunner-1.9.0.7.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    rm xulrunner-1.9.0.7.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    sudo ln -s /opt/xulrunner/xulrunner /usr/bin/xulrunner
    Code:
    wget http://chatzilla.rdmsoft.com/xulrunner/download/chatzilla-0.9.84-xr.zip
    sudo mkdir /opt/xulrunner/chatzilla
    sudo unzip -d "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla" chatzilla-0.9.84-xr.zip
    rm chatzilla-0.9.84-xr.zip
    I then made a launcher with the command...
    Code:
    xulrunner -app "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla/application.ini"

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    What if XULrunner is already installed?

    I'm using Ubuntu 8.10* and XULrunner is installed (says synaptic) but not in opt. Should I unpack ChatZilla into one of these directories?
    • /usr/lib/xulrunner
    • /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.0.14
    • /usr/lib/xulrunner-addons


    Thanks!

    *Crunchbang actually, which is basically Ubuntu with a different window manager.

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    Re: HowTo:Install standalone Chatzilla via XULrunner

    In your case, you can just unpack the contents of the archive to a new "chatzilla" folder in the 2nd location...
    Code:
    /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.0.14/chatzilla/
    Then create a launcher on the desktop with...
    Code:
    /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.0.14/xulrunner -app "/usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.0.14/chatzilla/application.ini"
    ...as the command. You can also use an official chatzilla icon for the launcher. In your case, the icons would be in...
    Code:
    /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9.0.14/chatzilla/chrome/icons/default/chatzilla-window.ico
    Last edited by rCXer; December 16th, 2009 at 07:32 AM.

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    Re: HowTo:Install standalone Chatzilla via XULrunner

    Like rCXer it worked perfectly after updating paths, posting new updated version!!!
    Code:
    wget http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/xulrunner/releases/1.9.2.8/runtimes/xulrunner-1.9.2.8.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    sudo tar -C /opt -xvjf xulrunner-1.9.2.8.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    rm xulrunner-1.9.2.8.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2
    sudo ln -s /opt/xulrunner/xulrunner /usr/bin/xulrunner
    Code:
    wget http://chatzilla.rdmsoft.com/xulrunner/download/chatzilla-0.9.86-xr.zip
    sudo mkdir /opt/xulrunner/chatzilla
    sudo unzip -d "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla" chatzilla-0.9.86-xr.zip
    rm chatzilla-0.9.86-xr.zip
    I then used same command as rCXer for my launcher
    Code:
    xulrunner -app "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla/application.ini"

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    Arrow Re: HowTo:Install standalone Chatzilla via XULrunner

    Okay, the URL for the first command was faulty. I did some poking around, and fixed it (it's ftp.mozilla.org, not releases.mozilla.org,) only difference is, I'm running 1.9.2.19 instead of 1.9.2.8.
    Next, I got it installed to /opt/xulrunner, and linked the executable to /usr/bin.

    After that, I downloaded and extracted Chatzilla XUL (version 0.9.89.)

    Finally, I launched it:
    Code:
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~$ /opt/xulrunner/xulrunner -app "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla/application.ini"
    /opt/xulrunner/xulrunner-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~$
    Running Nautilus as Root, I searched /opt/xulrunner for any file with "libgtk" in the name, but there were no results.

    I decided to attempt to compile it myself, and here's the result...
    Code:
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~/gtk+-2.0.9$ ./configure
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
    checking for working aclocal-1.4... missing
    checking for working autoconf... found
    checking for working automake-1.4... missing
    checking for working autoheader... found
    checking for working makeinfo... found
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables... 
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
    checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    checking for ld used by GCC... /usr/bin/ld
    checking if the linker (/usr/bin/ld) is GNU ld... yes
    checking for /usr/bin/ld option to reload object files... -r
    checking for BSD-compatible nm... /usr/bin/nm -B
    checking for a sed that does not truncate output... /bin/sed
    checking whether ln -s works... yes
    checking how to recognise dependent libraries... pass_all
    checking command to parse /usr/bin/nm -B output... ok
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... gcc -E
    checking for egrep... grep -E
    checking for ANSI C header files... yes
    checking for sys/types.h... yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... yes
    checking for string.h... yes
    checking for memory.h... yes
    checking for strings.h... yes
    checking for inttypes.h... yes
    checking for stdint.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... yes
    checking dlfcn.h usability... yes
    checking dlfcn.h presence... yes
    checking for dlfcn.h... yes
    checking for ranlib... ranlib
    checking for strip... strip
    checking for objdir... .libs
    checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC
    checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC works... yes
    checking if gcc static flag -static works... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
    checking if gcc supports -c -o file.lo... yes
    checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... yes
    checking whether the linker (/usr/bin/ld) supports shared libraries... yes
    checking how to hardcode library paths into programs... immediate
    checking whether stripping libraries is possible... yes
    checking dynamic linker characteristics... GNU/Linux ld.so
    checking if libtool supports shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build shared libraries... yes
    checking whether to build static libraries... no
    checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
    creating libtool
    checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
    checking for some Win32 platform... no
    checking for native Win32... no
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking for strerror in -lcposix... no
    checking for gcc option to accept ANSI C... none needed
    checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... (cached) yes
    checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking for glib-2.0 >= 2.0.6 atk >= 1.0.1 pango >= 1.0.1... yes
    checking BASE_DEPENDENCIES_CFLAGS... -pthread -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0  
    checking BASE_DEPENDENCIES_LIBS... -latk-1.0 -lpango-1.0 -lgobject-2.0 -lglib-2.0  
    checking Whether to write dependencies into .pc files... no
    checking for perl5... no
    checking for perl... /usr/bin/perl
    checking for indent... no
    checking for lstat... yes
    checking for mkstemp... yes
    checking for flockfile... yes
    checking for sigsetjmp... yes
    checking whether make is GNU Make... yes
    checking for ranlib... (cached) ranlib
    checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... yes
    checking for inline... inline
    checking for off_t... yes
    checking for size_t... yes
    checking for working alloca.h... yes
    checking for alloca... yes
    checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
    checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
    checking for getpagesize... yes
    checking for working mmap... yes
    checking argz.h usability... yes
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    checking limits.h usability... yes
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    checking locale.h usability... yes
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    checking malloc.h usability... yes
    checking malloc.h presence... yes
    checking for malloc.h... yes
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    checking sys/param.h usability... yes
    checking sys/param.h presence... yes
    checking for sys/param.h... yes
    checking for getcwd... yes
    checking for munmap... yes
    checking for putenv... yes
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    checking for setlocale... yes
    checking for strchr... yes
    checking for strcasecmp... yes
    checking for strdup... yes
    checking for __argz_count... yes
    checking for __argz_stringify... yes
    checking for __argz_next... yes
    checking for LC_MESSAGES... yes
    checking libintl.h usability... yes
    checking libintl.h presence... yes
    checking for libintl.h... yes
    checking for dgettext in libc... yes
    checking for msgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for dcgettext... yes
    checking for gmsgfmt... /usr/bin/msgfmt
    checking for xgettext... /usr/bin/xgettext
    checking for catalogs to be installed...  am ar az be bg ca cs cy da de el en_GB en@IPA es et eu fa fi fr ga gl he hi hr hu ia it ja ko lt lv ms nl nn no pl pt pt_BR ro ru sk sl sp sr sv tr uk vi wa zh_TW zh_CN
    checking for extra flags to get ANSI library prototypes... none needed
    checking for the BeOS... no
    checking for extra flags for POSIX compliance... none needed
    checking for pkg-config... (cached) /usr/bin/pkg-config
    checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.6... yes (version 2.32.3)
    checking for bind_textdomain_codeset... yes
    checking pwd.h usability... yes
    checking pwd.h presence... yes
    checking for pwd.h... yes
    checking sys/time.h usability... yes
    checking sys/time.h presence... yes
    checking for sys/time.h... yes
    checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
    checking whether byte ordering is bigendian... no
    checking for ANSI C header files... (cached) yes
    checking for an ANSI C-conforming const... (cached) yes
    checking return type of signal handlers... void
    checking for stdlib.h... (cached) yes
    checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
    checking for getpagesize... (cached) yes
    checking for working mmap... (cached) yes
    checking for getresuid... yes
    checking for uid_t in sys/types.h... yes
    checking for fd_set... yes, found in sys/types.h
    checking for wchar.h... yes
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    checking for iswalnum... yes
    checking if iswalnum() and friends are properly defined... yes
    checking whether to build gmodulized gdk-pixbuf... yes
    checking whether dynamic modules work... yes
    checking for TIFFReadScanline in -ltiff... yes
    checking tiffio.h usability... yes
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    checking for jpeg_destroy_decompress in -ljpeg... yes
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    checking for libpng12... yes
    checking pixbuf loaders to build... 
    checking for sys/wait.h that is POSIX.1 compatible... yes
    checking return type of signal handlers... (cached) void
    checking for x86 platform... no
    checking for freetype-config... /usr/bin/freetype-config
    checking for FT_New_Face in -lfreetype... yes
    checking For sufficiently new FreeType (at least 2.0.1)... no
    configure: error: pangoxft Pango backend found but did not find freetype libraries
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~/gtk+-2.0.9$
    I downloaded, built, and installed FreeType, then tried again, but with the same result.
    At this point, I gave up trying to build it myself. I never have much luck building other peoples' code and it only leads to frustration. (Managing to successfully build FreeType was a fluke.)

    After MUCH searching, I finally found the package "gtk+2.0". After installing it (which took FOREVER,) I STILL got the same error.

    So, I ran a search for "libgtk" across the whole filesystem, and finally found the exact file I needed: "libgtk-11x-2.0.so.0" in /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu (the file was a symbolic link to a file "libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.10" in the same directory.)

    Code:
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~$ ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.10 /opt/xulrunner
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~$ mv libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0.2400.10 libgtk-x11-2.0.so
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~$ xulrunner -app "/opt/xulrunner/chatzilla/application.ini"
    /opt/xulrunner/xulrunner-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64
    james@james-OptiPlex-GX620:~$
    At this point, I am completely out of ideas. My knowledgebase has been emptied.
    I now turn to the Ubuntu community.
    Last edited by JamesTheAwesomeDude; January 8th, 2013 at 09:30 PM.

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