[Newbies] Re: Squeak Firefox plugin on Linux

Jens Lincke jens at impara.de
Fri Apr 13 22:55:35 UTC 2007

Andrew Dabrowski schrieb:
> So which deb package has the right npsqueak.so for firefox?  When I 
> tried the file 
> http://www.impara.de/~jens/ubuntu/squeakland_3.8-4u_all.deb
> I got errors both installing and uninstalling (it said 
> npssqueakregister was missing in both cases, I had to create a dummy 
> file it could delete in order to uninstall it).  Maybe I can just get 
> the file I need from 
> http://www.impara.de/~jens/ubuntu/squeakland_3.8-4u.tar.gz?

neither has it, in the squeakland image is only the platform independent 

the plugin is in the squeak-vm package


it is the normal ubuntu package from the multiverse + the patch which 
fixes the plugin bug.

- Jens -

>> Err, I was just trying to explain why it worked in Mozilla and  
>> Firefox before, and now stopped working in Firefox but still works 
>> in  Mozilla. If you do not know what linking libraries like libXt 
>> means,  ignore that part.
>> Replacing the old npsqueak.so with the new one should be all that is  
>> required to make it work in Firefox again.
>> - Bert -
>> On Apr 13, 2007, at 0:58 , Andrew Dabrowski wrote:
>>> You've lost me.  The installer did put  npsqueak.so into the  
>>> plugins directory, but eToys still aren't working in Firefox.
>>> What is libXt?
>>>> That's exactly the problem - until very recently, both Mozilla  
>>>> and  Firefox linked to libXt by default. Now Firefox does not  
>>>> anymore. So  our new version links libXt directly into the squeak  
>>>> plugin. It  should be sufficient to install the new plugin, and  
>>>> manually run  npsqueakregister. Or even manually create the  
>>>> symlinks from  npsqueak.so into your browser's plugins directory  
>>>> (that's all  npsqueakregister does).
>>>> - Bert -
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