Bret Busby wrote:
One thing that concerns me, is the use of the .tar.bz2 (files like that
used to be .tar.gz - the .bz2 entended extension, seems a bit different)
file, rather than a package file (like .deb), for Linux.

I run Ubuntu Linux 8.04LTS, ...
Bret Busby
West Australia

Ubuntu is NOT going to release a .deb package for 8.04, since they don't do major version updates within a release version. I just compiled Seamonkey and created a .deb package. Everything seems to be working fine so far. I am also running Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) 64-bit.

I wonder if there is a way of sharing my .deb package with people that might want to try it.

Build identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv: Gecko/20091027 SeaMonkey/2.0
Here is my about:buildconfig

Build platform

Build tools
Compiler        Version         Compiler flags
gcc gcc version 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu4) -Wall -W -Wno-unused -Wpointer-arith -Wcast-align -W -Wno-long-long -pedantic -fno-strict-aliasing -pthread -pipe -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Os -freorder-blocks -fno-reorder-functions -finline-limit=50 c++ gcc version 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu4) -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Woverloaded-virtual -Wsynth -Wno-ctor-dtor-privacy -Wno-non-virtual-dtor -Wcast-align -Wno-invalid-offsetof -Wno-long-long -pedantic -fno-strict-aliasing -fshort-wchar -pthread -pipe -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Os -freorder-blocks -fno-reorder-functions -finline-limit=50

Configure arguments
--enable-application=suite --enable-startup-notification --enable-calendar --enable-application=../suite --disable-official-branding --with-branding=../suite/branding/nightly --disable-debug --enable-optimize --enable-64bit --cache-file=.././config.cache --srcdir=.
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