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Month: September 2020

[trinity-users] installing icecat from source packages

From: William Morder via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 08:01:40 -0700
One of those headaches, for myself, is installing from source packages. I hate 
doing it, mainly because there are different archives, different methods for 
extraction, etc. No two sets of instructions for untar and install, etc., 
look alike. You may disagree, if you like, but that's how it goes with me. 

Anyway ... I managed to get icecat installed from source packages, the latest 
stable version, 60-something. (I saw a version 90-something on their site, 
but wonder about the 30 versions in-between that are missing ...) 

Right away, I noticed that a lot of problems totally vanished. I could explain 
in more detail, but some will believe me, and some will not, according to 
their own needs and wants. 

Now that I have it fresh in my mind, what needs to be done to make a 
successful installation, and seeing how useful it is, and wondering how I 
lived with lesser browsers, I thought maybe others might benefit from knowing 
the steps, now that I have it still fresh in my mind. 

If there is some way of sharing this list of steps, I would be glad to 
retrace; but I don't want to go to this trouble if nobody cares. It may be 
that a) it's already obvious how-to for most readers of this list, or b) 
others are already satisfied with their browsers, or c) don't care, for a 
host of other reasons or non-reasons. 

On a side note, I wonder if we could get a proper, working, up-to-date version 
of icecat into the repositories somewhere (as it has disappeared from 
Trisquel and others). I suppose a browser is not really a candidate for 
becoming a TDE-Trinity package? but it is a thought, since we already have 
Konqueror, which is a web browser as well as a file manager. 

Just making the offer, if anybody would find it useful. I don't even know 
where I would post it, that it could be found by those who are searching for 


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