Re: Netscape on Sparc
>>>>> Mark Mohrmann writes:
> This newbie is having problems installing Netscape on a Sparc20.
> I've downloaded and dpkg'd the 2 .deb files netscape-common*.deb
> and netscape-navigator*.deb, but it's not working.
I presume you are running testing or unstable? As far as I can tell the
existing version of Netscape 4.5 for Linux/sparc will not work on
either, due to an incompatibility with glibc 2.2.x. Stable (potato)
has glibc 2.1.3, which works fine. After learning this, I downgraded
my system from testing to stable. Now Netscape Navigator works for me.
> There are evidentally "issues" with Netscape for Sparc. Can
> anyone kind of give me the big picture on getting it going? I'm
> not into any heavy duty compiling yet so just a general overview
> of the main issues might point me in the right
> direction. Thanks.
The other option is SunOS emulation. I still don't have that set up
(don't have the right SunOS libraries), but it's not a high priority
for me now that I have the native Netscape running.