>Who is doing the Netscape package for Debian?
That would be me...
>I understand that there have been some problems with getting Netscape to
>allow us to redistribute their software. How about the following solution:
>The Netscape package would include any required setup files, but not the
>Netscape software itself. The "postinst" would then require the Netscape
>archive in /tmp where it would unpack it and move the binary to the desired
>It's not ideal, but it should work!
That is basically the approach that I would try.
>If nobody is working on the Netscape package, I could do it, but I don't
>really understand all about the XKEYSYM and nls settings. Preferrably,
>these would be automatic or part of the X distribution.
Could you? I've been *swamped* with work (grad school) recently and
haven't made much progress on packages recently.
1. Netscape is hardcoded with some rather annoying paths, and there is
no good mechanism (yet) to install global Environment variables to
2. Looks for stuff in /usr/local (which I would say would be okay if
not a debian package)
3. Looks for stuff in /X386. Arg. With the exception, everything you
need to get it running is already in the 'motifnls' package
For starts, heres the procedure I use on local machines to install it
(on a 'new' 0.93R6 partition):
1. unpack .tar.gz
2. make sure 'motifnls' package is installed.
3. Make sure /usr/X386 is a link to /usr/X11R6 (ick, I know...)
4. move netscape to /usr/local/bin
5. move moz2_0.zip to /usr/local/netscape/java/classes
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