Manually installing SeaMonkey

Liam Proven lproven at
Wed Dec 14 00:33:23 UTC 2011

On 13 December 2011 21:52, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at> wrote:
> In the past I used the version of Seamonkey (2.03) in the Ubuntu 10.04
> repositories.  Because of some conflicts between my isp and SeaMonkey I
> manually installed the then current versions of Firefox/Thunderbird. They
> worked well for awhile but now with their rapid release cycle I have been
> having annoying problems with them.
> I would like to install the current version of SeaMonkey but have a question
> about what happens in the /.mozilla folder.  There is already a Seamonkey
> folder in it.  How will the installation of Seamonkey handle this?  Or will
> Seamonkey create it own .seamonkey folder like Thunderbird does?

Don't worry about it. I did this too; it picks up the old profile no problem.

Currently 2.5 seems to be a nicely stable release. TBH I find "stable"
releases of Seamonkey flakey enough that I would not recommend running
betas or release candidates, but of course, it's up to you.

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