Seamonkey 2.03 to 2.5 lost plugins

Jim Byrnes jf_byrnes at
Fri Dec 16 03:47:10 UTC 2011

On 12/15/2011 02:29 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 12/15/2011 09:11 AM, Jim Byrnes wrote:
>> On 12/14/2011 08:06 PM, NoOp wrote:
> ...
>>>> For some reason that did not work.  The pluginreg.dat it generated looks
>>>> strange and is exactly the same as the origianl.  Its not long so I
>>>> copied it here.
>>> That's bizare. Can you try with a different/new profile to see if it is
>>> profile related?
>>> ...
>> Sure.  I had a test profile created awhile ago with 2.03 that I made no
>> changes to and it acted exactly the same way and profile.dat was
>> identical.  I then created a brand new profile and profile.dat was again
>> the same.
>> Regards,  Jim
> Jim how/where did you 'install' SeaMonkey? I extract to a home folder
> and simply run from there:
> /home/<user>/seamonkey/seamonkey

That's what I did also.

> actually my command in the menu is:
> /home/gg/Seamonkey2.6/seamonkey/seamonkey -mail -browser

/home/jfb/seamonkey/seamonkey  is mine.  Just to be complete I just 
tried the -mail -browser switches but it did no good.

When this all started I saved a copy of the original /.mozilla/seamonkey 
directory.  So I removed everything I did and re-installed it thinking 
maybe I did something wrong the first time but still acted the same. 
After multiple attempts I found that simply extracting the file 
would turn a good puginreg.dat file into that mess I posted. On one try 
I even made a good puginreg.dat read only.  Seamonkey installed, no 
pluginreg.dat was generated but I sill had no plugins installed. 
Strange it worked for you and of  course the same procedure worked for 
me when I did it with Firefox.

> If you still have problems, can you please install Joe Lesko's ppa
> version? Note: I have been testing all of the versions as Joe builds
> them&  can pretty well guarantee that his 2.5 will install&  work on
> your system:
> <>
> $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:joe-nationnet/seamonkey-dev
> $ sudo apt-get update
> $ sudo apt-get install seamonkey

Ok, I'll give that a shot.  I haven't used ppa's much so I wonder will 
future updates come from mozilla or the ppa?

Thanks,  Jim

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