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Re: Yehaw!

On Wed, 02 Feb 2000, brian moore wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 02, 2000 at 01:23:34PM -0800, Lee wrote:
> > On Wed, 02 Feb 2000, John Foster wrote:
> > > Lee Chapelle wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > I'm looking for "Messenger" I'm using corel-linux which has an earlier Netscape 4.x in it already but no sign of Messenger Composer etc.. I downloaded the correct update from the FTP site as stated in the package manager in linux the one with -linuxglibc2.0.tar.gz , extracted to a folder, navigated to the folder in console and ran ./ns-install. It goes fine, updates Navigator to 4.7 but there's no still no Messenger. How do I add (find) Messenger? I gotta have a decent modern newsreader, I'm just no good with this terminal stuff.
> > > ---------------------------------------------------------------
> > > You need the communicator version for your system.
> > > 
> > > http://home.netscape.com/download/unsupported.html
> > > 
> > > Pick the one from this site that fits your needs.
> > 
> > 
> > I tried another package, all are Communicator, but I am now convinced as I said
> > to Nate that the corel download has been crippled to not install Messenger so
> > they can cash in on people ordering the $59 or $89 CD. 
> Nonsense.
> Bothered trying the trivial method?  Uncommment the two sources in
> /etc/apt/sources.list and choose communicator from dselect or Corel's
> gui thingie.
> Or you could do it the way you seem to be doing it -if- you remove the
> Corel-supplied browser.  Obviously it's being found first in your path.
> > http://linux.corel.com/products/linux_os/buy.htm
> > 
> > GUess it's time to download *real* Linux .. Ideas on that plan? 
> Yes, you should fix your pathing before mindlessly inventing
> conspiracies.
> You have the source: go find the "this will break communicator" stuff
> and submit a patch.
I got it. When you install the full Communicator upgrade, it installs a
subdirectory user/local/netscape/communicator/y which contains a file called
netscape which launchs the full Communicator. It opens a warnng to remove a
'lock' file, which completes the process :>)  Maybe the darn thing was there
all along...

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