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Re: Mozilla suite missing from Debian 5

Bret Busby wrote:
 > The Mozilla suite, whether you want to name it seamonkey or iceape, or
whatever, has apparently been removed from Debian, the last version where it as present, being Debian 4.

It is kind of like driving a car without a windscreen; it runs, but it is not nice.

Install Iceweasel and Icedove, and so on. Iceape is still in Debian, but right now it is in "Sid". You can still install it, if you like. Add Sid to your /etc/apt/sources.list. Or add "Squeeze" (the codename for the future successor to 5.0) to sources.list, and wait a while, and eventually Iceape will appear there.

prehistoric  == "Sarge" (Old Oldstable)
Debian 4.0   == "Etch" (Oldstable)
Debian 5.0   == "Lenny" (Stable)
Testing      == "Squeeze"
Unstable     == "Sid"
Experimental == "Experimental"

Things tend to enter at Sid, and "float up" to Stable.

So, patience, or install some alternatives. Iceweasel 3.0.x is better that the Mozilla Suite for a web brower, in my opinion. You might find a better calendar app, too. Try Evolution. Or Iceowl. Icedove is Thunderbird. If you install Iceowl, also install iceowl-extention, which lets you use the Iceowl with IceDove. Bluefish is a good HTML editor.

Mark Allums

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