Netscape installation problems
I am trying to install Netscape 3.01 on my Debian system. The machine
running debian has no connection to the Internet, so to transfer files
to the Debian box, I have to first download them onto my PowerMac, and
then transfer them over my local network. The mac doesn't like the name
"netscape-v301-export.x86-unknown-linux-elf.tar.gz", and so truncates it
to "netscape-v301-export.x86-unknow." I transfered the file to the
Linux box, and then attempted to run the Debian netscape installer, and
got the following message:
ERROR: The Netscape archive must be in /tmp under the name:
Do NOT simply rename the archive of another version in order to
force it to install with this package. It will not work.
Archive files can be found on ftp.netscape.com.
dpkg: error processing netscape (--install):
subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
How can I get around this, short of setting up a modem on the PC, or
running a DHCP program (like VirtualSurfer, which is a $150 piece of
commercial software) on the Mac?
Hint: I'm looking for someone who can give me detailed instructions on
editing netscape_3.01_1.1.deb's preinstallation script so that however
it's checking that the name's been changed is suppressed (since the name
is the ONLY part of the original archive that has been changed).
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