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

Chris racerx at
Mon Jun 16 18:22:21 PDT 2003

On Monday 16 June 2003 08:09 pm, Jud wrote:
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 20:00:31 -0500, sweetleaf <sweetleaf at>
> wrote:
> > 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
> >

Odd - I don't recall my Mozilla havin this profile issue. And as far as 
Mozilla and Minux emu? Hmm, I didn't think it needed it.

> > # /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.)
> Jud
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