I wanted to install SeaMonkey on Ubuntu 13.04, but was surprised to see that it was nowhere to be found.
Am I missing something? How can I install it?
SeaMonkey was removed of the repositories, seen in the publishing history, for the following reason:
requested by micahg; unsupportable for five years without dedicated maintenance, contact #ubuntu-mozillateam to help; LP: #987713
This means, that since Ubuntu can't offer support for 5 years to the package they decided to remove it. Looking at the bug report we see more details:
Since we have no one stepping up at the moment to maintain this for 5 years, I think it makes the most sense to remove it from precise. We can always backport from later releases if someone volunteers to help with this.
For volunteers, please join #ubuntu-mozillateam on irc.ubuntu.com to discuss.
They offer a way to still installing the package, but in this case there's no support from Ubuntu:
SeaMonkey package is available in Ubuntuzilla depot (tested successfully on Ubuntu 13.04):
To install, type the following commands:
echo -e "\ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install seamonkey-mozilla-build
More info: SourceForge.net: ubuntuzilla
Alternatively, you may use Joe Lesko's PPA ( Seamonkey Development )but it doesn't support Raring Ringtail yet.
I really hope that someone will step up to maintain this high profile software. I wish I had the time to do it... :-/
If you really wants this package again in the main repositories, you should join and see what you can do to help.
It was probably removed from the Ubuntu default PPAs.
To get it back, open a terminal and type
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:joe-nationnet/seamonkey-dev
Type your password, there will be no characters.
When (if) prompted, hit ENTER.
When that's done,
sudo apt-get update
After THAT is done,
sudo apt-get install seamonkey-dev
And you'll have SeaMonkey installed. Look for it in your Dash.
While this PPA is a trusted one, some PPAs have dangerous malware disguised as benign packages. I have tested this PPA and it has resulted "safe". You can see the PPA details here: launchpad.net/seamonkey-dev