Bug 6850 - Navigator is always opening /usr/doc/HTML/index.html at startup
Summary: Navigator is always opening /usr/doc/HTML/index.html at startup
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-09 11:54 UTC by joe
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-12 20:25:28 UTC

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Description joe 1999-11-09 11:54:48 UTC
The Netscape navigator is launched via a script
/usr/bin/netscape. This script attempts to set the
users homepage to


automatically, unless the user disabled displaying
the homepage at startup. It does so by looking into the
users preferences.js file.

However, the detection is broken, because line 166 reads
  if grep "\"browser.startup.homepage\"" \
and not
  if grep "\"browser.startup.page\"" \
as it ought to.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-09 16:20:59 UTC
Huh? Looking in preferences.js here, the line is

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-09 21:57:59 UTC
Oh, I see. browser.startup.page is 'display blank page/homepage/last
page', while .homepage is the actual homepage.

If you just set the home page to *something*, then setting it
to 'display blank page' should work OK with the script as is.
I'll look at fixing this...

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-12 20:25:59 UTC
This should be fixed in the current netscape build (-4 or so) that
will be available in the next rawhide release.

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