Can I fix or replace to run Netscape pkg from 4.3 CD?

Ken Seggerman suleyman at
Sun Jan 4 08:32:21 PST 2004

Hello Lowell,

Thanks for responding to my question.

On Sun, 4 Jan 2004, Lowell Gilbert wrote:

> Ken Seggerman <suleyman at> writes:
> > I am running  FreeBSD 4.3 on an old laptop.
> >
> > Something (maybe Mozilla) stepped on something. Trying to run netscape-
> > communicator (with wrapper and remote) results in the following error:
> >
> > $ /usr/local/bin/netscape
> > /usr/libexec/ warning: /usr/X11R6/lib/ minor version -1
> > older than expected 0, using it anyway
> > failed: bad magic number in "/usr/X11R6/lib/"
> > ...
> > I have a couple of files in /usr/compat/linux and one in
> > /usr/X11R6/lib/aout. Might the latter work?
> >
> > Upgrading 4.3 or using ports are not practical right now.
> >
> > Any ideas would be welcme.
> I think you may be looking at the wrong library.  That's a Linux
> program, isn't it?  You would need to look at the Linux version
> of the library, not the native FreeBSD...
The Netscape off of the CDROM is native FreeBSD. My uninformed guess
based on location is that /usr/libexec/, /usr/X11R6/lib/
and /usr/X11R6/lib/aout/ are native to FreeBSD and that
/usr/compat/linux/usr/X11R6/lib/ and
/usr/compat/linux/usr/i486-linux-libc5/lib/ are Linux

Is there any way to determine what magic number or version of expects and query these files to see
their magic numbers?

I know this will be a lot easier when I upgrade to 5.X, get a high speed
connection and use the ports collection.



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