This is a small note on how to install the latest version of Kazehakase (0.4.8 at this time) via a method other than compile (since the compile is not usually straight forward). The Kazehakase (KH) version in the Ubuntu repos is (very) outdated - thus the need for this guide.
What it is
KH appears to be less resource intensive than the majority of current browsers, yet has more features than Dillo, Links2, etc, and thus offers a useful mid-point. about:config works.
Kazehakase (風博士) is a web browser for Unix-like operating systems that uses the GTK+2 libraries. Like Galeon, Skipstone, and Epiphany, Kazehakase embeds the Gecko layout engine. However, the author also plans to add the ability to switch between different rendering engines (e.g. GtkHTML, Gtk+ WebCore, Dillo, w3m).
Note: The above code is for the latest i386 version (@2008-04-30). Additional versions can be found at http://koji.fedoraproject.org/packag...ehakase/0.5.4/.
sudo aptitude install alien
sudo alien -i ./kazehakase-0.5.4-4.fc9.i386.rpm
Get gecko files with firefox installed
Kazehakase also requires the use of an external rendering engine (gecko at present). These engine files appear to be required in the /usr/lib/kazehakase directory. To resolve this you can use the commands below (providing you have firefox installed). The files may also be available in other gecko-based browser directories in /usr/lib/
sudo cp /usr/lib/firefox/components /usr/lib/kazehakase/components -R
sudo cp /usr/lib/firefox/*.so /usr/lib/kazehakase
Get gecko files without installing firefox
ar -x *.deb
tar -xvzf data.tar.gz
sudo cp ./usr/lib/firefox/components /usr/lib/kazehakase -R
sudo cp ./usr/lib/firefox/*.so /usr/lib/kazehakase
Info on commands
sudo aptidute remove kazehakase
sudo aptitude remove alien
sudo rm -R /usr/lib/kazehakase/
If you do not understand what one of the commands is actually doing type man <command> in a terminal for an explanation, where <command> is the one you would like to find out about, e.g. sudo or aptitude or cp. See http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/ for more info. Lines beginning with sudo are those that can cause a lot of damage if they are typed or written incorrectly - please ensure they make sense.
* I cannot provide (much) support, please use at your own risk (though I will help if I can).
* This HOWTO was done using Feisty Fawn 7.04. Edit: Still applicable for 7.10 and any version thereafter in which the .rpm file is more up to date than the .deb file (Hardy etc).
* I discovered about alien at http://strabes.wordpress.com/2006/11...ges-in-ubuntu/.
* Requires an .rpm of kazehakase 0.4.8 and the alien package.