Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 14840
Unable to start netscape 4.74-0.6.2.
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:15:14 EDT
I am getting the folowing message when trying to run netscape.
[root@ns1 /root]# netscape
netscape-communicator: program is version 4.74, but resources are version
This means that there is an inappropriate `Netscape' file installed
in the app-defaults directory. Check these environment variables
and the directories to which they point:
Also check for this file in your home directory, or in the
directory called `app-defaults' somewhere under /usr/lib/.[root@ns1
Also when deinstaling netscape components
the following directoried are left behind in:
[root@ns1 netscape]# pwd
[root@ns1 netscape]# ls -al
drwxr-xr-x 6 root root 4096 Jul 29 12:22 .
drwxr-xr-x 96 root root 36864 Jul 29 10:29 ..
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 29 12:22 de
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 29 12:22 es
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 29 12:22 fr
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Jul 29 12:22 ja
I think thise should be removed after complete removal of netscape
What version did you have installed previously?
The 'empty dir' problem should be fixed in netscape-4.74-4.
I originally had lates 4.73 version installed. I deinstalled using rpm -e command.
Installed 4.74-0.6.2 and deinstalled 4.74-0.6.2
OK. To fix this simply remove /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Netscape; this
will allow you to run 4.74.
(FWIW, I can't reproduce the behavior where the file gets left