Re: Running XDVI from netscape
On Mon, 20 Apr 1998, Egon Schmid wrote:
> The problem is definitly bash 2.0. Try a real shell. This was an answer
> from a netscape person (name forgotten but can be found in the emacs
I linked sh to ash, but then another script with #!/bin/sh on
first line broke. I took Michael Tempsch suggestion, got
latest version of bash (from ftp.cdrom.com), compiled, linked
it in, and it works.
I am curious as to where the problem is - not to place blame
but to avoid future problems. After all Linux is not Windows.
> > I have seen this problem before.....
> > > Thanks Michael for quick response.
> > > Hmm... will another shell give me still different error messages?
> > > I load ash from cdrom, and /bin/sh -> /bin/ash - and IT WORKS.
> > >
> > > A problem with shells seems more serious than one with application;
> > > should I report this to someone? if so who. The problem may be
> > > with Netscape 4.04 since it seemed to have generated an illegal
> > > script with ksh.
> > If the problem is with Netscape 4 then they already know about itA few months
> > back I was trying to get netscape to use
> > "Play" to play wav file sounds....I had the exact same problem.
> > I tried everything (including using "; & ' and a cast of other chgaricters) in
> > the definition as to trick netscape into working
> > I had no luck at all and never thinking it could be a bug in bash
> > reported it as a bug in netscapes bug system
> > just thinking now...
> > maybe if I strace netscape....it will show what the actual command line that it
> > passes is...hmm...
> > but if it works with ash....I can see no reason as a temporary fix to change sh
> > to link
> > to ash
> > (ill try it again when I get home)
> > -Steve
> > --
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