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Re: Karsten's browser reviews (updated)

On Tue, May 15, 2001 at 11:14:54AM -0400, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> "Karsten M. Self" wrote:
> > Mozilla I'm getting through the standard Debian packages.
> It hasn't changed version since stable.  Is that okay?
> No need for anything newer?

you need at least 0.8, 0.9 is much better though.

> http://galeon.sourceforge.net/download.html says we need the
> mozilla devel package from
> http://www.debian.jp.or/~kitame/mozilla/, a link which is wrong,
> which I traced to:
>  http://non-us.debian.org/~kitame/mozilla/mozilla-dev_0.9-0.0.3_i386.deb

.jp.or works fine for me.  but yes you need to install mozilla-dev,
mozilla, and nspr-dev, nspr.  

> I see only rpm files and tar.gz files there.  The download page
> says to look in ftp://galeon.ufies.org/pub/galeon/debian but that
> link is dead.

there are not debian packages for galeon.  every so often one appears
there but i would never use it, because i don't think its made by a
real debian developer. (which usually means someone just aliened an
rpm which is no good at all)..

i just compile galeon from source, which is quite easy when you have
the above packages installed (also install a few gnome-dev stuff)

./configure && make && su -c 'make install'

installs into /usr/local very nicely (unlike mozilla).  if at some
point debian packages galeon correctly, you can run make uninstall to
remove it from /usr/local.  

this arrangment works quite well for me, i compile kitame's mozilla
packages on my potato box, i compiled most of the gnome source
packages from sid on my potato box (galeon needs newer gnome then what
potato has) then i install galeon from source.  i make it a policy to
never use unoffical debs, mozilla being the only [halfway] exception
since mozilla is next to impossible to install into /usr/local
correctly (read not windows style in /usr/local/mozilla).  kitame's
packages are real debian packages that are in potato, just upgrades
mozilla to the current version. 

i imagine galeon will not get packaged for debian until mozilla is
packaged for debian (mozilla m18 does not count).

Ethan Benson

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