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\"" \
if grep "\"browser.startup.page\"" \
as it ought to.
Huh? Looking in preferences.js here, the line is
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...
This should be fixed in the current netscape build (-4 or so) that
will be available in the next rawhide release.