Bug 11133 - Netscape (Tru64 version) needs symlink to execute helper apps
Netscape (Tru64 version) needs symlink to execute helper apps
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-04-30 14:59 EDT by mchampig
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-04-30 14:59:58 EDT
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Description mchampig 2000-04-30 14:59:58 EDT
The Netscape package shipped on Alpha is broken when trying to add and
execute helper applications. The problem stems from the fact that this
is actually a Tru64 UNIX version of Netscape. On Tru64, Netscape looks
for the shell in /usr/bin in order to spawn off a helper app.

Could you please add the following to the post-install RPM script for
the netscape-common package:

ln -s /bin/sh /usr/bin/sh

That will add the soft link to the shell in /bin and Netscape will run
helper apps properly. If you have questions let me know.


Michael Champigny
Software Senior Engineer
Compaq Alpha Development Group
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-07-20 03:19:20 EDT
This got fixed in netscape-alpha-4.73-1.

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