Bug#457114: Iceape browser will not install due to configuration script error

David Lawyer dave at lafn.org
Wed Dec 19 22:30:14 UTC 2007

Package: iceape-browser
Version 1.1.7-1_i386.deb

Heres a transcipt of an attempt of apt-get to configure the iceape
browser.  I used apt-get's install command and got:

Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
iceape is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 439 not upgraded.
3 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up iceape-browser (1.1.7-1) ...
Updating iceape chrome registry...mv: cannot stat `\033[00m\033[00mchrome.rdf\033[00m': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing iceape-browser (--configure):
What's wrong is obvious.  the file name mchome.rdf is garbled because
it was obtained by the "ls" command which adds on escape sequences
since I've set it to display color-coded files names by putting
       ls () { command ls --color $* ; }
in my /etc/profile.  The \033 ... are escape sequences for color.  So
the fix is to use 'command ls' instead of just 'ls'.  This will just
show the file name without the color escapes (\033 is the escape

			David Lawyer

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