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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
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
creates everything in /tmp/testhome/.netscape and also notifies the user about
missing cache directories. All in the new $HOME.
This also works for me in testing here.