Bug 54676 - hard coded /home/user/.netscape path?
hard coded /home/user/.netscape path?
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-10-15 22:20 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-10-17 10:32:27 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-10-15 22:20:12 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-12 i686)

Description of problem:
The .netscape subdirectory is searched for in /home/<user> even though
$HOME = /mnt/home/<user>.  Hence, the cache and bookmarks are found
on an nfs server but not on nfs clients which mount home directories.  This
was not the case with older versions of netscape.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.  start netscape from nfs server - it correctly finds the .netscape
2.  start netscape from nfs client - there are, for example, no bookmarks

Additional info:
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-10-17 10:32:23 EDT
Works for me with 4.77-1 and 4.78-* from Raw Hide. 

Both the /usr/bin/netscape wrapper script and the binaries access
$HOME/.netscape (and $HOME/nsmail).

$ rm -rf /tmp/testhome ; mkdir /tmp/testhome
$ export HOME=/tmp/testhome
$ netscape

creates everything in /tmp/testhome/.netscape and also notifies the user about
missing cache directories. All in the new $HOME.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2002-01-25 01:08:48 EST
This also works for me in testing here.

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