Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17582
Netscape 4.75 for RedHat 5.2 (glibc 2.0)?
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:16:20 EDT
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.
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.
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
The downloaded file is called: navigator-v476-us.x86-unknown-linux2.0.tar.gz
That's the libc5 version, not the glibc-2.0 native version.
I guessed that's what it was. Nevertheless it's more stable then the 4.74 glibc
2 version. Thanks for all your help.