Bug 35816 - Installer crashed and killed Xfont server
Installer crashed and killed Xfont server
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-04-12 12:30 EDT by Luis miramontes Hercog
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:20 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-04-12 12:30:48 EDT
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Description Luis miramontes Hercog 2001-04-12 12:30:44 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 95)

Trying to install the latest netscape 6.01 upgrade.
The installer crashes and dumps core. Tried to install is as root... bad 
idea! The installer killed the fonts needed by X-font server. When you 
reboot the computer X86 server will not start. You have to reinstall the 
system to make it work again!

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login as root
2.Try to install netscape 6.01
3.Start any application after installer crashes, e.g. emacs , you will 
note a font is missing already.
4. reboot the machine... it will be dead for graphical environment.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-04-12 15:00:03 EDT
We don't ship netscape 6.0.1.

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