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Re: GNU IceCat and use with the alternate profile option

From: inconnu
Subject: Re: GNU IceCat and use with the alternate profile option
Date: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 17:38:02 +0000
User-agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-DK; rv: Gecko/20071130 Incognilla/1.1.7

Re the icecat script, package name and profile directory:

I did a little more grepping and hacking, then recompiled. The icecat script now shows the correct libs path. Also, make -C xpinstall/packager now creates icecat-

But, the profile is still being placed in the wrong spot.

I'm uploading the latest icecat script, if you want to take a look:
and renaming the previous one icecat.old

This is the additional stuff I did:
Here is what I think made the difference (in addition to the previous stuff): sed -i 's/MOZ_APP_NAME=firefox/MOZ_APP_NAME=icecat/g' $ICECATBUILDROOT/configure I've also been doing the same thing to replace firefox with icecat in configure.in:

This is the whole messy script, which includes quite a bit more. I think I should upload it instead of pasting it in here, since it's getting a bit long and I haven't had a chance to clean it up (sorry). Maybe it will give some ideas.


On 2007-11-30 22:08, Giuseppe Scrivano wrote:
address@hidden writes:

It won't run with a straight out swap but if the iceweasel script is
renamed to icecat and the run-iceweasel.sh references within are
changed to run-icecat.sh , it seems to run fine . Also,  the line
MOZ_USER_DIR=".mozilla/iceweasel" was changed to
MOZ_USER_DIR=".mozilla/icecat"  but I couldn't determine if that
change was required.
Can you please send me directly your file?

The other difference I ran across is  the new icecat-
version defaults to using profiles in the ~/.mozilla/firefox directory
whereas the previous iceweasel- version had created a new
~/.gnu/iceweasel directory which seems preferable but maybe was done
for compatibility between distros??
Are you sure you have your profiles in ~/.mozilla/firefox?  In the
.mozconfig file we are using to compile it, there is specified:
ac_add_options --with-user-appdir=.gnuzilla.  I have this directory
with profile information, can you check if it is present on your
machine too?

Is the creation and use of the ~/.gnu/icecat profile folder equivalent
something that can be accomplished without recompiling? If not, could
you point me to parameters or  source code sections which affects
this?  Thanks.
As I said you, this value was specified at compile time.  I don't know
if it is possible to choose another one at run time but I don't since
this location contains files used by Firefox/IceCat at startup.



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