Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54800
Netscape hangs on startup
Last modified: 2014-03-16 22:23:50 EDT
Description of Problem:
If a user's home directory is NFS mounted, then running netscape
hangs before any window or dialog box is displayed. This happens
whether a .netscape directory exists or not. If this directory
does not exist, it's created and a file
appears - but none of the other default configuration files.
If the home directory is local to the system - everything works
fine. Other NFS traffic from the same system & fileserver is
OK, as are similarly-configured Intel clients. It's just our
(solitary) alpha box that's affected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Export filestore from NFS server (HP-UX 11.00)
2. Mount this filestore on the client
3. Create a user account, with their (empty) home directory
on this filestore
4. Run 'netscape'
~/.netscape directory created
zero-length file ~/.netscape/nswrapper.copy_defs created
command hangs until killed
Licence dialog box should appear, followed by main netscape window
Unfortunately, we can't fix internal netscape problems - we don't have access to
the source code. You might try reporting this to netscape themselves.