running netscape 7.0.2 "linux version" on freebsd-5.1, help?

Jud judmarc at
Mon Jun 16 18:09:26 PDT 2003

On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 20:00:31 -0500, sweetleaf <sweetleaf at> 

> I just downloaded Netscape 7.0.2 from "linux version" and am 
> running it under linux emulation on freebsd-5.1. The problem i am 
> encountering , and i encountered the same issue with the latest 
> mozilla..... under linux emulation, is that when i exit Netscape or 
> restart the system i am meet with the select user-profile *to start 
> Netscape section. Ok, for ex. say i am running Netscape under the 
> "default" profile, i have all my mail accounts setup, proxy setting 
> etc.... now i need to shutdown my system, restart it , or just restart 
> i start Netscape
> # /usr/compat/linux/usr/local/netscape/netscape
> Now i am ask when profile to start Netscape as, so i select the previous 
> "default" i had been running Netscape under. The problem is after 
> selecting "default" and clicking on start i am getting this error about 
> it cant use that profile as its already in use...but its not because this 
> is the first instance of Netscape i am attempting to start after a 
> reboot. The only way i can get Netscape to start is to create another 
> profile, which it does the same to after a reboot or restart. for. ex. i 
> can create default 2 and start Netscape but if i try to start Netscape 
> again with that profile its says that profile is already in use. If 
> anybody has had this issue and solved it, i would appreciate some 
> guidance on this.
> thanks, and have a good day.

Re this and your Sun Java question: Why not use the FreeBSD "linux-" ports? 
 (Haven't checked to see what the latest linux-Netscape port is; if it's 
not up to 7.0.2, you can install the earlier version, or at least look at 
what the port maintainer has done for hints with regard to such stuff as 
build options, places to install various files, etc.)


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