Bug 3067 - Netscape tries to run xv on local xpms
Netscape tries to run xv on local xpms
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-26 11:31 EDT by Adam Spiers
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-21 09:03:01 EDT
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Description Adam Spiers 1999-05-26 11:31:50 EDT
If you are browsing a local directory index (file: rather
than http:) and click on an .xpm, it tries to run xv to
display that .xpm (why?) but xv isn't included with RH6
any more (why?)
Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-27 11:17:59 EDT
My guess would be that you have xv setup to handle .xpm files in your
Netscape preferences.

------- Email Received From  Adam Spiers <adam@thelonious.new.ox.ac.uk> 05/30/99 13:05 -------
Comment 2 Adam Spiers 1999-05-30 13:29:59 EDT
Oops, looks like replying via e-mail didn't reopen the bug.
Hopefully this will.  For convenience, here's what I said in the

A reasonable guess, but I'd already checked that, and it's definitely
not the reason.  Netscape has MIME type image/x-xpixmap (suffix xpm)
down as `Unknown: PromptUser'.

xv isn't mentioned in /etc/mailcap or /usr/lib/netscape either,
so I've no idea where it's coming from.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-14 13:15:59 EDT
what's your ~/.mailcap look like, if there is one?

------- Email Received From  Adam Spiers <adam@thelonious.new.ox.ac.uk> 06/17/99 15:29 -------
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 17:58:59 EDT
This seems to be hardcoded in the netscape binary for an
image type it doesn't have a handler for. What you can do
is either
a) define a handler of your choice
b) do something like:
cd /usr/lib/netscape
sed -e "s|xv %s|ee %s|g" netscape-navigator > netstcape.new
mv -f netscape.new netscape-navigator
(of course, be careful with this...)
Comment 5 Adam Spiers 1999-06-19 13:49:59 EDT
Ah right. Thanks, you can resolve this now :-)
Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-21 09:03:59 EDT
This appears to be resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.

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