Re: deb-ppc: recommended browser and email client ?
"BS" == Brendan Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
"MD" == Michel Daenzer <email@example.com>
"ACP" == Adam C Powell IV <firstname.lastname@example.org>
BS> I've just got X windows running (limping) on my powerbook.
BS> I was using communicator on my Intel laptop and would
BS> probably stuck with it (even though it is a *big* memory
BS> hog and has some bugs) but it is not packaged for powerpc.
MD> What's the problem? I installed communicator-smotif about
MD> one month ago. Works like a charm (as far as any
MD> Communicator can ;)
ACP> I think the problem is the "communicator" _all package,
ACP> which depends on 4.73 and conflicts with all other
ACP> versions. This is a problem for PPC!
After having checked the archives on ftp.debian.org, looking at
the contrib and non-free directories for both potato and woody, as
far as I can see the only installable versions of Communicator for
PowerPC are 4.6 and 4.7 (and maybe 4.08). There are no binaries
(-smotif packages) for any of the newer versions (4.72 or 4.73).
I filed a bug against version 4.72 (#61794), and never got any
response whatsoever. I'm hardly surprised to see that the same
problem exists with a later version. File a bug, and make it
Looking at my own system, I have the following packages installed:
ii communicator 4.72-29 Meta package
ii communicator-base-47 4.7-14 Communicator base support for v. 4.7
ii communicator-smotif-47 4.7-14 Netscape Communicator 4.7
ii netscape 4.72-29 Meta package
ii netscape-base-472 4.72-29 Popular World-Wide-Web browser
ii netscape-base-47 4.7-14 4.7 base support for netscape
ii netscape-java-47 4.7-14 Netscape Java support for v. 4.7
If I'm missing out on some source for newer Communicator packages,
please let me know!
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