Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 3067
Netscape tries to run xv on local xpms
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 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?)
My guess would be that you have xv setup to handle .xpm files in your
------- Email Received From Adam Spiers <email@example.com> 05/30/99 13:05 -------
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.
what's your ~/.mailcap look like, if there is one?
------- Email Received From Adam Spiers <firstname.lastname@example.org> 06/17/99 15:29 -------
This seems to be hardcoded in the netscape binary for an
image type it doesn't have a handler for. What you can do
a) define a handler of your choice
b) do something like:
sed -e "s|xv %s|ee %s|g" netscape-navigator > netstcape.new
mv -f netscape.new netscape-navigator
(of course, be careful with this...)
Ah right. Thanks, you can resolve this now :-)
This appears to be resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.