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    New Mozilla 0.9.3 debs
    Contributed by ace22b on Tuesday, August 07 @ 09:42:41 BST

    Mozilla
    Takuo Kitame released unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs.
    To get tham, add this line to your APT sources.list:

    deb http://pandora.debian.org/~kitame/mozilla ./

    Enjoy.

    Update: Takuo is now the official Mozilla package, and the 0.9.3 package is now in sid (non-US).

    Also, galeon and skipstone in Debian might break with 0.9.3, beware.

     
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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 1)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 07 @ 10:56:08 BST

    What's the story on the official mozilla debs, anyway? I understand it's a complex package, but why do they take so long to come out? We went straight from M17 to 0.9.1, skipping about 6 versions in between, if I remember correctly?

    Is there any way Takuo can stage a mutiny and take over the official package? 🙂

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 07 @ 20:52:27 BST

    I know right.

    Can you belive Kitame maintains 69 packages and still has time to make unofficial packages, while the official mozilla maintainer maintains only mozilla...well that is if you can call two updates in a year maintaining...

    I know no one dares say anything bad about the maintainers...but seriously, the current mozilla maintainer just ain't up to snuff.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 07 @ 22:14:04 BST

    Well, the official maintainer ain't doin' nothing. The problem is that it is a real pain (if not practically impossible) to remove the crypto-code from the source ever since v0.6 or so of Mozilla. And since there's still a huge discussion about whether mozilla needs to get in crypto or not and the maintainers tendency (IIRC) is to have it in main you'll have to wait untill all crypto is safe for inclusion in main.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 07 @ 22:28:59 BST

    They already cleared that up...that's when 0.9.1 got packaged...

    Maybe he forgot that excuse isn't good anymore?

    Beats me, i say let Kitame take over.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 11:59:23 BST

    Agreed. My highest respect to Myth, but could we please have new Mozilla builds?

    At the very least, let Kitame maintain a Mozilla-Kitame package which provides Mozilla.

    Spark

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 12:30:00 BST

    That's already the case: mozilla-cvs is in unstable/non-US

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 12:59:24 BST

    Only problem, packages that depend on mozilla do not yet recognize mozilla-cvs as being mozilla.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 12:28:38 BST

    If you check the package database you'll see that it got entered in non-US which was by many regarded to be NOT the place for a general purpose browser.

    IIRC the 0.9.1 release was doen so there'd be a more up to date browser available. At that time a solution for the crypto-problem was also looming, but I've not heard of it since. It should however be cleared before Woody goes freezin' on policy

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    crypto in main is supposed to be settled (Score: 1)
    by leif on Wednesday, August 08 @ 12:55:58 BST
    (User Info)

    According to the latest 'Base System release critical bug status' in debian-devel-announce the legal advice about the crypto in main issue is almost complete.

    Who knows what the results are?

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 07 @ 13:52:10 BST

    Be careful. That version is for "unstable" only.

    It will not install in "testing".


    For this kind of news it is better to point

    to the announcement from the author (in this

    case Kitame has not said nothing...).

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    Mozilla 0.9.3 w/ ximian & nautilus? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, August 07 @ 14:03:27 BST

    How well is 0.9.3 working with ximian/nautilus? thanks...

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    Wierd Problems (Score: 1)
    by zoltan on Wednesday, August 08 @ 01:36:05 BST
    (User Info)

    Anyone's mozilla freezing up when accessing www.newsforge.com?

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    Re: Wierd Problems (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 21:37:05 BST

    nope, it works fine for me (0.93).

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    Potato? (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 02:21:36 BST

    Got this working under potato?

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 11:46:42 BST

    Someone knows the correct procedure to install the java plugin? (i just upgraded to new Kitame's Mozilla & Galeon packages).

    I heard something about a link in plugins directory, but i dont know what i have to do exactly.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, August 09 @ 18:07:29 BST

    I did it this way: it's scary but it works:

    run mozilla as root, go to some site requiring

    java. It offers to download the plugin and install

    it. Quit mozilla.

    Now if you restart mozilla it complains.

    Solution:

    rm /usr/lib/mozilla-0.9.3/xpicleanup.dat

    (I moved it to xpicleanup2.dat, just to be sure)

    other plugins can just be copied or symlinked from

    /usr/lib/netscape/plugins-libc6/

    if you have them there to

    /usr/lib/mozilla-0.9.3/plugins

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 1)
    by kmp on Thursday, August 09 @ 23:40:26 BST
    (User Info)

    Add the Blackdown java deb sources to your /etc/apt/sources and install their java packages. Then, create a symlink to the java plugin in your /usr/lib/mozilla-0.9.x/plugins directory.

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Wednesday, August 08 @ 16:02:06 BST

    The changelog says that the package is compiled with --enable-svg. But I cannot figure how to actually enable svg support. Is it really there? Any ideas?

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    Re: Unofficial Mozilla 0.9.3 debs by Takuo KITAME (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Thursday, August 09 @ 00:53:15 BST

    Takuo KITAME has now adopted mozilla. See Incoming for the proof.

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    New Mozilla 0.9.3 ON CRACK (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, August 10 @ 02:33:10 BST

    Yes, for some reason, the 0.9.3 is the most instable version of Mozilla I have had on my system to date. Does strange things like you type in one URL and it sends you not to NEWDOMAINNAME/stuff/stuff.html to CURRENTDOMAIN/stuff/stuff.html. If I could get he bug tracking stuff to come up at all, I would report it as a bug. At one point it was really comical when I couldnt get it to go anywhere but Debian.org. Yes, this is the Mozilla on CRACK. Sigh, and I was so excited and popping woodies thinking I could actually start using mozilla.

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    Re: New Mozilla 0.9.3 ON CRACK (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Friday, August 10 @ 19:04:52 BST

    This is not new; I've seen it happen as far back as 0.8 (I think). And it
    hasn't happened to me (that I recall) since I upgraded to 0.9.1.
    Admittedly, I haven't tried 0.9.3 yet; I have 0.9.1 at home and 0.9.2 at
    work.

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    Mozilla 0.9.3 on potato Help (newbie alert) (Score: 1)
    by mutagen on Friday, August 10 @ 19:10:42 BST
    (User Info) http://cothrun.com

    OK, so I'm a Linux/Debian newbie and I'm fighting to get the latest Mozilla on my box. It is pretty much a standard potato install (added KDE) so it finds all kinds of broken dependancies. This morning I tried adding a source from testing to my sources.list and tried to let it grab a bunch of packages to satisfy the depenancies but it choked halfway through complaining about libc6.so (GLIBC 2.2?) or something of the sort.


    I think the system still works OK but I'm still a little nervous about the half done upgrade...


    So whats the best way for me to snag Takuo's debs, satisfy the dependancies and get a recent Mozilla working while not breaking my system? Should I get some source lines for unstable for apt? BTW, is sid the same as unstable?


    And where is the best place to learn these things? I've been reading through the list archives on lists.debian.org, catching stuff here and there. I already receive too much email to realistically subscribe to the lists. Are there some solid explanations of the Debian packaging system that cover issues like grabbing pieces across various sources and minimizing the dependancy issues?

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    Re: Mozilla 0.9.3 on potato Help (newbie alert) (Score: 1)
    by mutagen on Friday, August 10 @ 19:23:22 BST
    (User Info) http://cothrun.com

    OK, to answer some of my own questions, I found the Debian Sandwich articles on this site and they start to clear things up a little. Still, I'm left with questions, mainly concerning mixing stuff from stable, testing and unstable.


    so much to learn, so little time.

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    Re: Mozilla 0.9.3 on potato Help (newbie alert) (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Saturday, August 11 @ 01:29:05 BST

    If you are not running a serious server, upgrade to testing. And, if you really have time & want to leart... put unstable in your box. I think it's more stable than Red Hat stable releases... 😉

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    Re: Mozilla 0.9.3 on potato Help (newbie alert) (Score: 0)
    by Anonymous on Sunday, August 12 @ 19:02:28 BST

    I find the comment about RedHat amusing.

    I have Mozilla 0.9.3 running just fine under RedHat 7.1 and Windows NT 4.

    It might be a lot easier to install on Debian if I just bypass the package system.

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