Could not find Mozilla runtime

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Binky
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Could not find Mozilla runtime

Post by Binky » 2020-06-01, 22:38

I just installed Pale Moon 28.9.3 in a new install of Linux Mint 19.3 Mate.

I followed the instructions at https://linux.palemoon.org/help/installation/, with the exception that I installed Pale Moon into '~/.local/bin/palemoon'.

When I try to run Pale Moon from the application menu it doesn't start. When I try from a terminal, I get the error

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Could not find the Mozilla runtime.
Searching both in this forum and generally did not result in any relevant solutions - they refer to the old Pale Moon installer or to Windows installations.

Any idea what the problem is here?

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Re: Could not find Mozilla runtime

Post by Binky » 2020-06-01, 23:09

Ok, I think I've solved this one myself.

I had to change the /usr/share/applications/palemoon.desktop file from

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Exec=palemoon %u
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/home/phil/.local/bin/palemoon/palemoon %u
and then copy '/usr/share/applications/palemoon.desktop' to '~/.local/share/applications'.

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Re: Could not find Mozilla runtime

Post by stevepusser » 2020-06-02, 02:18

Yes, that folder wasn't in your PATH.

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