I was using RSSOwl 2.1.2 and the latest Firefox version fine until last night
when I decided to update my Ubuntu to 12.04.
Now RSSOwl tells me it can't create a browser anymore, no matter what I set
for the browser in the settings.
downloaded the XULRunner linked from there and put it under /opt/xulrunner.
Then I tried starting it with the following command:
But it still tells me the same thing and changing the settings still doesn't
have any effect either. I also don't see any errors in the console that would
suggest that something in my setup is wrong.
Is there any other info I can provide that would help solve my issue?
The 2.1.2 Release should work fine on Ubuntu 12.04. It contains a private
xulrunner 1.9.2.x since RSSOwl does not (yet) support xulrunner versions >=
2.x. Which version of libhunspell do you have installed? Since every version
of xulrunner depends on a specific version of libhunspell, this could be the
you should be able to locate libhunspell with synaptics package manager or
with apt-get from command line. If it is version >= 1.3, you should create a
symlink from its current location to the same folder but with version 1.2,
just like this:
ln /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib64/libhunspell-1.2.so.0
worked for me in Fedora 16 where libhunspell-1.3.so.0 is located in
If you have a 64Bit Ubuntu, your libhunspell 1.3 should be in /usr/lib/x86_64
/linux-gnu, so you will need to replace both paths /usr/lib64 with that:
ln /usr/lib/x86_64/linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib/x86_64/linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.2.so.0
(you will need higher privileges, e.g. sudo to do that. But think first if it
is the right thing to do)
Yay, that worked! Thank you very much, I can read my news again. :-D
I indeed had version 1.3.2-4 of libhunspell installed. The path is
/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu but otherwise, yeah, worked exactly as you said.
Works in 64bit Ubuntu 13.04 for 64bit RSSOwl but directories are wrong. If doesn't work for you, check directories for package libhunspell in synaptic. You need libhunspell-1.3.so.0 exact location. Here is my command:
sudo ln /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.2.so.0
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