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Re: Re[2]: Trying to fix a mistake in upgrading Netscape...

On Fri, Jan 16, 1998 at 07:44:36PM -0500, Bob Bernstein wrote:
> I'm at a loss to understand why the Debian netscape pkg, or any other
> "wrapper," is felt to be necessary. What I've done for many months, through

Because it allows dpkg to manage the software. Like remove it if you wish,
and make sure it has the appropriate libraries it needs.

> I unzip the NS tarball into /usr/local/netscape, and place gnumalloc.so in
> /lib. Then in /usr/local/bin I place this little script, called "netscape".

You've added files to a vendor area of the file system. That's another
reason for using dpkg.

Hamish Moffatt, hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au, hmoffatt@mail.com
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