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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2002 11:58 pm    Post subject: How to install Phoenix (binary) without compiling Mozilla Reply with quote

I'll make this quick because its almost 1am and I am very tired :)

1. Download latest Phoenix binarys
2. Unpack the tar.gz file. I put it in /opt

Code:

root@genesis root # cd /opt
root@genesis opt # tar zxvf /path/to/your/phoenix-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz


3. Emerge lib-compat

Code:

root@genesis phoenix # emerge -s lib-compat
Searching...   
[ Results for search key : lib-compat ]
[ Applications found : 1 ]
 
*  sys-libs/lib-compat
      Latest version available: 1.0-r2
      Latest version installed: 1.0-r2
      Homepage: http://www.gentoo.org/
      Description: Compatibility c++ and libc5 libraries for programs new and old
 
root@genesis phoenix # emerge lib-compat


4. Create a symlink to a missing lib

Code:

root@genesis phoenix # ln -s /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.1-1.so.2 /usr/lib/libstdc++-libc6.2-2.so.3


5. Create a symlink to the Phoenix binary

Code:

root@genesis phoenix # ln -s /opt/phoenix/phoenix /usr/bin/phoenix


Start it and have fun :)
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Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021029 Phoenix/0.4

on a fresh Gentoo Linux 1.4 without Mozilla installation :)


Thanks to phoen][x for his ebuild script (which depends on mozilla :( ) and unimatrix for the nice IRC session (which kept me awake) and the lib-compat trick :D

Hope this helps someone!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you post that ebuild that builds phoenix?

It would come in very handy for those of us running pentiums that can't use the i686 binaries....... I can wait for the compile..

If you don't have the ebuild, I wrote a shell script that handles it, compiles straight from the latest CVS... I can post that....
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting topic :)

I followed your instructions, though I made the symbolic links in /usr/local/lib and /usr/local/bin, seems 'cleaner' to me.

I have mozilla 1.1 installed, and phoenix refused to start.
To clear this, you need to start phoenix with the following command:

Quote:
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/opt/phoenix phoenix


(works for desktop shortcuts as well :))

Now my problem is that phoenix, unlike mozilla, doesn't seem to find my truetype fonts, and thus I have to use awfull non antialiased fonts :/
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 12:30 pm    Post subject: unix.js Reply with quote

take a look at ur unix.js file in /opt/pheonix/pheonix/defaults/pref/
u have to enable freetype and specify ur ttf path
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

:? I downloaded phoenix0.3 into my homedir, unzipped un run it, i had no problems.
Problems come after installing Mozilla, so i had te create an small script.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: unix.js Reply with quote

orochi wrote:
take a look at ur unix.js file in /opt/pheonix/pheonix/defaults/pref/
u have to enable freetype and specify ur ttf path


Thanks I had put it in vain in my user.js but editing the system wide file did the trick
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tirantloblanc wrote:
:? I downloaded phoenix0.3 into my homedir, unzipped un run it, i had no problems.
Problems come after installing Mozilla, so i had te create an small script.


You might have a Gcc 2.95 compiled system then.
The way I described above works expecially for Gcc 3.x systems :)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2002 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have Mozilla installed you just need to open up /opt/phoenix/phoenix in your favorite text editor and comment out a few lines to make it play nice.

On lines 38 through 41... just comment them out.
Code:

# honor MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME if it's there                                       
#if [ -n "$MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME" ] ; then 
#  dist_bin="$MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME"                                                                                               
#else


then lastly line 80
Code:

#fi


This is for Phoenix 0.4 so the line numbers might be different for other versions but probably not.undefined
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: unix.js Reply with quote

orochi wrote:
take a look at /opt/phoenix/phoenix/defaults/pref/unix.js
u have to enable freetype and specify ur ttf path


ok:
in the line: pref("font.FreeType2.enable", false); I set false to true, that's how to enable freetype, right?

but I cannot find where to specify my ttf path
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2002 2:22 pm    Post subject: Re: unix.js Reply with quote

H-Pi wrote:
orochi wrote:
take a look at /opt/phoenix/phoenix/defaults/pref/unix.js
u have to enable freetype and specify ur ttf path


ok:
in the line: pref("font.FreeType2.enable", false); I set false to true, that's how to enable freetype, right?

but I cannot find where to specify my ttf path


Here is how my Phoenix looks now: http://0x1337.net/tmp/aa.png (I know, small screen - its my laptop :) )

And here is the modified part of my unix.js:

Code:

// TrueType
pref("font.FreeType2.enable", true);
pref("font.freetype2.shared-library", "libfreetype.so.6");
// if libfreetype was built without hinting compiled in
// it is best to leave hinting off
pref("font.FreeType2.autohinted", false);
pref("font.FreeType2.unhinted", false);
// below a certian pixel size anti-aliased fonts produce poor results
pref("font.antialias.min",0);
pref("font.embedded_bitmaps.max", 1000000);
pref("font.scale.tt_bitmap.dark_text.min", 0);
pref("font.scale.tt_bitmap.dark_text.gain", "0.0");
// sample prefs for TrueType font dirs
pref("font.directory.truetype.1", "/usr/share/fonts/truetype");
pref("font.directory.truetype.2", "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF");
pref("font.directory.truetype.3", "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype");


And here are my Phoenix font settings:
Proportional: Serif (Size: 16)
Serif: monotype-arial-iso8859-15
Sans-Serif: monotype-arial-iso8859-15
Monospace: monotype-courier new-iso8859-15 (Size: 12)
Minimum font size: 9

(even the text in this textbox here looks such sweet :) )
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why:
Code:

pref("font.scale.tt_bitmap.dark_text.min", 0);
pref("font.scale.tt_bitmap.dark_text.gain", "0.0");


And not 64 - 0.8???

Anyway, thanks for your config file. I could make AA work in Phoenix.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tirantloblanc wrote:
why:
Code:

pref("font.scale.tt_bitmap.dark_text.min", 0);
pref("font.scale.tt_bitmap.dark_text.gain", "0.0");


And not 64 - 0.8???


When I used 64 and 0.8, the font was blurry and unreadable. Maybe because of the relative small font size I use :)
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hm, doesn't work for me, fonts are still aliased
I saw I haven't got the dir /usr/share/fonts/truetype, but then he must look in the other to right?

and in galeon AA works perfectly, without any 'hacks'
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bAZiK: thanks. I tried it, and i also found the fonts blurrier...

H-Pi: Some fonts are never antialiased. You may need to change your fonts in the options menu.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok i know, but the strange thing is I have set the same fonts as I did in galeon

emerged phoenix 0.4 now, doesn't work either
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