On Thu, 1 Apr 2021 23:07:58 -0400, "Ben T. Fender" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
'ole composter is the ONLY word processor I'm interested in
been using it but the last zypper dup took it out somehow
I'm one of the maintainers of the SeaMonkey package for openSUSE. Unfortunately, in SeaMonkey 2.53.6 the build system changed in a way that broke the scripts used by many packagers (not just for openSUSE but other distributions as well). I spent a long time trying to get things to work again back in January but was unsuccessful; I also reached out to the other package maintainer but received no response.
In February I was contacted by the SeaMonkey packager for Fedora, who seems to have figured out how to get his own RPMs to build again, and shared some advice and a new Makefile. Unfortunately, due to real life commitments I haven't yet been able to look into these yet. I expect I'll be able to do this starting in mid-April.
In the meantime, if anyone else wants to give things a shot, you can discuss your results at the bug I've raised for this issue  or you can just download and run the official binaries  which is the workaround I'm using. In any case, you might want to CC yourself on that bug as that way you'll be notified when it's fixed.