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RSSOwl Fix for "Can't start browser"

posted Oct 30, 2012, 8:02 PM by Tom Gutwin
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I recently upgraded my Ubuntu and my favourite RSS Reader stopped working:(
I have a workaround

Two issues to work-around
  1. The LD_LIBRARY_PATH for the xulrunner installed in RSSOWL
    • cd to the RSSOwl Install dir then run
      • LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./xulrunner/ ./RSSOwl
  2. It then complains about a problem with xulrunner requiring libhunspell
    • xulrunner-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libhunspell-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    • Ubuntu 12.10 default package is libhunspell-1.3-0 with the corresponding library file
    • So I kludged it with a symbolic link
      • sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.2.so.0

**Now it works! when I run**

     LD_LIBRARY_PATH=./xulrunner/ ./RSSOwl