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Re: help with DU Netscape on Linux

On Thu, 7 May 1998, James D. Freels wrote:

> I have installed the shared libraries and netscape per the
> instructions in "How To Run DEC Unix Netscape on Linux/Alpha".  I am
> using v 4.0b of DU and Linux 2.0.33 with binary compatibility enabled
> in the kernel.  I get the following error when attempting to execute
> the netscape binary on Linux (under the current Debian/hamm also):
> etc.

I have it running under 2.1.99 with a patch provided by Richard Henderson.
It seems there is a bit of a "feature" in the Digital Unix libraries,
which Digital Unix ignores and Linux does not.  I don't know if the same
patch will work under 2.0.33 since I haven't been running "stable" kernels
for over six months.  Here's tha patch in people terms:

delete the following two lines from the function do_sigreturn in the file

       if (__get_user(ps, &frame->sc.sc_ps) || ps != 8)
               goto give_sigsegv;

This was about line 287 in the 2.1.99 kernel.  I am running Netscape 4.05 
for Digital Unix.  

Hope this helps,


Dr. Allan B. MacIsaac                 There once was an old man from Esser,
Dept. of Applied Math                 Whose knowledge grew lesser and lesser.
University of Western Ontario         It at last grew so small,
London, Ontario, Canada               That he knew nothing at all,
N6A 5B7                               And now he's a College Professor.

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