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Re: ITP: starfish, muttzilla (with problem)

On Thu, Apr 13, 2000 at 07:52:40PM +0100, Adrian Bridgett wrote:
> muttzilla - launch news/mail clients from netscape (e.g. when you click on
> a "mailto:"; link you can launch mutt.
> http://www3.telus.net/brian_winters/mutt
> There is a catch with muttzilla - from the author's homepage:
>  Apr 11: I finally found out what is up with Debian. They ship a libc5
>  Netscape, but glibc2 devel tools. To get muttzilla to work on Debian you
>  either need to build a libc5 based muttzilla or install a glibc2 based
>  Netscape. I'll try to put up some more thorough documentation RSN, but if
>  you want more details e-mail me and I'll forward you the message I received
>  which explains this.

This is because the libc5 linked version of netscape didn't suffer so
badly from some bugs in xlib which netscape tickles.  The typical
symptom of this was the 'crash when window closes'.

This problem may possibly no longer be an issue. Certainly my current
netscape is linked against libc 6:

jules@pear [43] ldd
libBrokenLocale.so.1 => /lib/libBrokenLocale.so.1 (0x4001a000)
        libXt.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXt.so.6 (0x4001c000)
        libSM.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.so.6 (0x40064000)
        libICE.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libICE.so.6 (0x4006d000)
        libXmu.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXmu.so.6 (0x40084000)
        libXpm.so.4 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXpm.so.4 (0x40096000)
        libXext.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libXext.so.6 (0x400a4000)
        libX11.so.6 => /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6 (0x400b0000)
        libdl.so.2 => /lib/libdl.so.2 (0x40151000)
        libstdc++.so.2.8 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.2.8 (0x40155000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib/libm.so.6 (0x4019b000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib/libc.so.6 (0x401b8000)
        /lib/ld-linux.so.2 => /lib/ld-linux.so.2 (0x40000000)


Jules Bean                          |        Any sufficiently advanced 
jules@{debian.org,jellybean.co.uk}  |  technology is indistinguishable
jmlb2@hermes.cam.ac.uk              |               from a perl script

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