Re: Problems with netscape in 2.0.24

Alan Cox (
Mon, 4 Nov 1996 21:26:56 +0000 (GMT)

> > of Netscape.
> >
> > Regards
> Are you using libc 5.4.x? If yes, I think it is the cause of the
> problem.
> Try to downgrade to 5.2.18

DONT do this. Libc 5.4.x fixes many things, especially security. Instead
do the following (which is akin to how you make netscrap work on digital
unix 4 where the same problems occur)

Unpack libc5.2.18 into /usr/local/netscrap/lib. Move
netscape into /usr/local/netscrap/lib

Add a new script 'netscape' that does

export LD_PRELOAD=/usr/local/netscrap/lib/
exec /usr/local/netscrap/lib/netscape

Now only netscrap uses the old buggy library and you don't inflict it on
the rest of your machine.