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SeaMonkey misbehaving

January 06, 2019 — BarryK

We currently have SeaMonkey 2.49.4 in EasyOS. It starts up at file:///usr/share/doc/home.htm

Fine, except in recent builds of EasyOS, it has been doing this:

file:///usr/share/doc/easy/home_en.htm%E5%E5%E5%E5%E5%E5%E5 cannot be found
Except that it isn't anymore! (grinding of teeth)

Yep, I started this post to report the problem, started SM, and the problem has gone away. I also tested with Chromium, that works OK also.

File /usr/share/doc/home.htm has this in it:
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; url=file:///usr/share/doc/easy/home.htm" />
File /usr/share/doc/easy/home.htm is a symlink to home_en.htm

Somehow, SM was getting upset by that symlink, appending those "%E5" characters. Now it isn't. Perplexing.

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