Bug 17582

Summary: Netscape 4.75 for RedHat 5.2 (glibc 2.0)?
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: scot
Component: netscapeAssignee: Bill Nottingham <notting>
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Version: 5.2CC: rvokal
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Description scot 2000-09-18 04:01:51 UTC
Recently there were RedHat security updates to upgrade Netscape packages to
4.75.  No updated packages were released for RedHat 5.2 as Netscape has not
released a glibc 2.0 version yet.  I've been checking Netscape's site and
also opened several support tickets with them but I have not received a
response from them.  Can RedHat put any pressure on Netscape to release (or
at least get an ETA) on when the glibc 2.0 packages will be released?

Thanks for your help.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-09 19:27:10 UTC
We have at various times talked to Netscape's continuing engineering,
without any success. Sorry. Marking as 'deferred'; if versions
appear, we will release them.

Comment 2 scot 2000-11-09 19:46:59 UTC
I'm finding that Netscape Navigator 4.76 is quite stable under RedHat 5.2 (glibc
2.0.7-29.4).  I've had over 10 windows open at a time and can close individual
ones without it crashing and killing them all.

$ netscape -version
Netscape Lite 4.76/U.S., 06-Oct-00; (c) 1995-2000 Netscape Communications Corp.

NOTE: this is "Linux 2.0" version NOT "Linux 2.0 (glibc)" on Netscape's download
site: http://home.netscape.com/download/1019100/10002-en----_qual.html

The downloaded file is called:  navigator-v476-us.x86-unknown-linux2.0.tar.gz

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-11-09 20:24:46 UTC
That's the libc5 version, not the glibc-2.0 native version.

Comment 4 scot 2000-11-09 21:56:50 UTC
I guessed that's what it was.  Nevertheless it's more stable then the 4.74 glibc
2 version.  Thanks for all your help.