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    Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilus debs.
    Posted on Saturday, May 12 @ 14:34:25 BST

    The juggernaut lizard that is Mozilla rolled on earlier this week with the release of Mozilla 0.9 with many improvements and features such as a new help viewer, PSM 2.0, and more importantly, a faster rewritten image rendering library. In the meantime, while debian-legal continues to debate the merits of the inclusion of any cryptography-enabled Mozilla (0.7 and up) packages in main or non-US, Takuo Kitame (nb: URL correction) maintains his role as the de facto maintainer of unofficial Mozilla packages integrated with the Personal Security Manager including 0.9.

    Read on for the NEW location of his debs and an update Nautilus 1.0.3 debs...

    In a sidenote, I'd like to personally say a g'day to all our Australian readers and to thank Australian PC Magazine on behalf of the staff for mentioning us in their Debian-focused Advanced Linux pocketbook.

    Kitame's Mozilla deb repository has now been relocated from to Hence the new sources.list line is:

    deb ./

    While Mozilla moves closer to a successful realease of the much anticipated 1.0 version when "the followers of Mammon shall tremble", the same unfortunately can not be said about Eazel, the company behind Nautilus, the open-source file manager and graphical shell, amid recent widespread reports about the company facing imminent collapse next week from lack of funding. Note that since the initial release, the 1.0.3 updates includes many bug features and much needed usuabilty improvements including the ability to manipulate desktop icons directly, being able to directly delete files, a news sidebar that provides RSS feeds, and faster tree views and thumbnail generation. Full wrap-up here. Note that Nautilus 1.0.3 can be integrated with Mozilla 0.9 for a full experience and access to Eazel services. However, due to above-mentioned legal issues, Kitame is also maintaining Mozilla 0.9 compatible Nautilus packages. The sources.list line is:

    deb ./

    I personally had trouble upgrading to these debs from the unstable versions due to dependency conflicts, but I was able to work around them by purging the unstable versions first. So do the following:

    1. # apt-get remove --purge nautilus* libeel1*
    2. Ensure you have Kitame's Mozilla 0.9 debs installed and not M18 from Debian.
    3. # apt-get install nautilus nautilus-extra nautilus-mozilla nautilus-suggested trilobite

    PS: the above mentioned packages have been built with Unstable (sid) in mind. Hence we cannot assure you that the above instructions may/may not work with Ximian GNOME systems which have their own Mozilla and Nautilus pacakges.

    Update: At the request of the Galeon packager, Solomon(Jared Johnson), references to his Galeon packages have been removed. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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  • "Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilus debs." | Login/Create Account | 12 comments

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    What's the latest? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, May 12 @ 21:14:38 BST

    Can somebody post a current lowdown of the situation with debian and mozilla? What's the situation, and how close are we to a normal debian package?

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilus debs. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, May 12 @ 21:41:45 BST

    Cheers for the kudos on the Pocketbook. I wrote the Debian chapter of that. I'm hoping to be able to re-license it and turn it into a "other distro refugee's guide to Debian". If they won't let me, I'll try and find to to write it all again for such a guide.

    I don't get a commission on sales, just an up-front fee, but I actually think the books are very good. The site is _supposed_ to be but it isn't working right now.

    Rev Simon Rumble

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    Re: pocketbooks (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, May 14 @ 06:59:59 BST

    YAY! we get a non red-hat specific pocketbook... i've looked at them @ newsagents b4, but you may as well go to linuxnewbie - its as red hat and variant specific (not that they dont mention others... just too much wading...), but ill check this one out.

    shame you dont get a commision though. 🙂

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilu (Score: 2, Interesting)
    by ashridah on Sunday, May 13 @ 03:09:54 BST
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    this is good, but there's only one problem. mozilla 0.9 has a bug in the gtksuperwin component (which allows embedding in other programs, like galeon) that causes it to crash when you use multiple tabs, and then close one of the tabs (not immediately, but very soon after, if you keep using it)

    has this been addressed in these .deb's? i tried to get in contact with kitame about the issue for version 0.0.2 of his debs, but couldn't contact him at his email address

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilu (Score: 2, Informative)
    by Douglas on Sunday, May 13 @ 09:13:54 BST
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    It's the one that crashes when using tabs *sigh*

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilu (Score: 1)
    by Netsnipe (netsnipe at debianplanet dot org) on Sunday, May 13 @ 14:19:46 BST
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    Have you tried yet? That's the addy he last wrote to me from when I sent him bug listings for nautilus. Another good person to ask would be Frank Belew (Myth) who is another big player in the Debian Mozilla scene. Wierdly enough, his name is stated as the maintainer on the debs currently hosted at ~kitame. I'm not sure if that's the real case or just a leftover in the scripts from M18 which I know for certain that he did package.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilu (Score: 1)
    by Netsnipe (netsnipe at debianplanet dot org) on Sunday, May 13 @ 14:23:22 BST
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    Hmmm...looks like the dP code treats angle brackets as tags even in Plain Old Text mode so I better clobber rob and ressu.

    Kitame: and


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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilu (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Monday, May 14 @ 01:11:40 BST

    yeah. i did email him. at the email address he inserted in the changelogs.

    i suppose i should try as well, and i'll follow up on both email addresses when i get home later tonight.

    it's a teeny patch and only affects gtksuperwin, but the silly thing has a typo in the patch anyway, which has to be changed from gtk_blabla to gdk_blabla, but that's listed in the bugzilla entry i sent him.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilu (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, May 16 @ 13:51:51 BST

    No no no Myth is the official maintainer Teh Kitame debs are just some debs that kitame whipped up. There are no official 0.9 debs yet. But heres hoping.

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    if can do it, why not (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 17 @ 19:47:22 BST distributes the source code to mozilla and PSM on their website. Why cannot debian do this as well? And if not, why can't it go into non-us?

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 - bug is fixed if you build sourc (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, May 19 @ 17:05:04 BST

    Dont know about the debs, but there is a patch against the 0.9 source. This stops the bug dead. Galeon just got very usable, as well as being _the best_ broswer in the world. If you feel up to bulding Moz and galeon. The patch is available at

    . (make sure to delete the text at the start of the file, up to 'diff -u...') and the patch must be run in the /widget/src/gtksuperwin directory.

    Make sure to read the galeon FAQ, it gives some good ./configure --options to use for mozilla (you _need_ to use some of the options)

    It may sound like a mission, but the climb is worth it. Crash Free Galeon!!

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9 and compatible Galeon and Nautilus debs. (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, May 17 @ 21:10:42 BST

    I have yet to get the web broswer view in Nautilus to work. Tried many different combos of Mozilla and Nautilus, and trust me, there are LOTS out there, and none of them have worked for me on either system. Everything else is just fine, just encounter an error with anything HTML.

    Has anyone actually gotten this to work? Considering how important Mozilla is and how many other things depend on it, people REALLY need to stop dicking around over hypothetical license issues and get this thing up to date in the official packages. We are yet again playing the game of Debian Stable is hopelessly outdated.

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