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Month: September 2020

[trinity-users] Re: installing icecat from source packages

From: Michael via tde-users <ml-migration-agent@...>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2020 10:22:14 -0500
On Monday 14 September 2020 10:01:40 am William Morder via tde-users wrote:
> 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.

I only use Konq for a file manager, so an extra browser is welcome.

> 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 it.

You can definitly put it on the TDE wiki as a sub-page of Tips And Tricks

If nothing else it won't get lost and you'll have reference to it in the 
future.  The wiki isn't hard but if you have questions, send me a mail.


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