Why does Mozilla modify /etc/alternatives/netscape?
I am running Debian Woody/SID. I generally use Konqueror for browsing, though
for some sites, I use Netscape v. 4.77, as Konqueror doesn't work well with
I had Mozilla 1.0RC-2 installed, but had never run it until today. Looks
Unfortunately, many sites I need to access EXPRESSLY DO NOT WORK with Mozilla
or Netscape 6.0. These are unfortunately some of the most important sites I
need to access, including some online banking sites, subscription based legal
research sites, and others. They all work with Netscape 4.77. Most do not
work with Mozilla/Netscape 6.
HOWEVER, having now run mozilla, if I try to run "netscape" or "communicator"
(which used to run Nescape 4.77), Mozilla starts. It looks as though my
simply running Mozilla once changed /etc/alternatives/netscape to point to
I was able to fix this fairly easily by running "dpkg-reconfigure netscape",
and now 4.77 works again. However, many Debian end users would not know what
Given the fact that, unfortunately, there are still many sites that do not
work with mozilla, but do work with Netscape 4.77, is this a wise behaviour?
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