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I need to install xulrunner so I can use Redcar, but am unable to do so. I followed the steps in this question verbatim Install XULRunner 2.0.

Here's the output from adding the Mozilla PPA:

lpeabody@ubuntu:/var/www/drupal-7.8$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
 Official PPA for Firefox and Thunderbird daily builds
 daily (or even multiple builds per day) for various mozilla projects and branches.

For questions and bugs with software in this archive, please contact <email address hidden> or visit #ubuntu-mozillateam on freenode.
 More info:
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /tmp/tmp.n2JGd679HN --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv B34505EA326FEAEA07E3618DEF4186FE247510BE
gpg: requesting key 247510BE from hkp server
gpg: key 247510BE: "Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Mozilla Daily Build Team" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:              unchanged: 1
lpeabody@ubuntu:/var/www/drupal-7.8$ sudo apt-get update
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Fetched 24.5 kB in 5s (4,853 B/s)
Reading package lists... Done

After running the update, I attempted to install xulrunner, but get the following back:

lpeabody@ubuntu:/var/www/drupal-7.8$ sudo apt-get install xulrunner-2.0 xulrunner-2.0-dev xulrunner-2.0-gnome-support xulrunner-dev
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package xulrunner-2.0-dev is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

Package xulrunner-2.0 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'xulrunner-2.0' has no installation candidate
E: Package 'xulrunner-2.0-dev' has no installation candidate
E: Unable to locate package xulrunner-2.0-gnome-support
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'xulrunner-2.0-gnome-support'
E: Unable to locate package xulrunner-dev

If you need to know anything else please specify, I will be prompt with my answers if asked during the next 2 hours... so 2am EDT.

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Iam sure Redcar expects that runtime somewhere. Why not download manually and manually place it in right location? it is dirty trick but it will definitely work!


As per Redcar installation on Ubuntu I cannot see any place they restrict to XULRunner version 2 or any version for that case. Have you checked with their instructions?


After few reading then it looks like Canonical removed XULRunner from repos and since the PPA does not work for you here is a link to download deb files. I have not tested them and I cannot guarantee safety. so try them at your own risk

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I did try that, and I placed the path to xulrunner in my PATH variable, but no joy. – Lester Peabody Jan 3 '12 at 5:58
I added the line specified under Ubuntu installation instructions to /etc/apt/sources.list and am getting the same results... – Lester Peabody Jan 3 '12 at 14:04
Did you purge the ppa you added? – Stefano Mtangoo Jan 4 '12 at 4:53
I'm not familiar with purging ppa's. Do you know of a tutorial/procedure? – Lester Peabody Jan 4 '12 at 5:19
@LesterPeabody that's a separate question, try here and then update your original question with the result, please. – Tom Brossman Mar 31 '12 at 6:27

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