I'm using RSSOwl because of their nice Google Reader integration which enables me to keep track of all the news on different devices I'm using nowadays.
Anyhow, RSSOwl just failed to load on my brand new Mint with the error message "Failed to create the browser", aborting the whole thing afterwards.
For Mint (and maybe other Ubuntu-related distributions out there) you need to do the following in order to make RSSOwl start successfully again:
- Go into your RSSOwl/xulrunner directory (e.g. /opt/rssowl/xulrunner) and execute:
chmod 755 $(file * | grep executable | sed 's/:.*//')
- Then, do a:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.2.so.0
on a 64-bit system, or for 32-bit, do a:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/x86_32-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.3.so.0 /usr/lib/x86_32-linux-gnu/libhunspell-1.2.so.0
To manually figure out why xulrunner is unhappy a
in the RSSOwl/xulrunner directory will tell you.
After the two steps above your RSSOwl installation should run without trouble again -- happy reading!