Netscape navigator for FreeBSD5.1

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Thu Sep 23 20:36:45 PDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Virupaksh
> Honnur
> Sent: Thursday, September 23, 2004 3:30 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Cc: Virupaksh Honnur
> Subject: Netscape navigator for FreeBSD5.1
> Hello,
> I have a PC installed with FreeBSD5.1 and I would like to install
> netscape on it but can't find a suitable netscape version that can run
> on FreeBSD5.1.                                                    
> I downloaded communicator-v476-us.x86-unknown-freebsd.tar.gz and
> installed this version but when I execute this it gives a "exec format
> error".

It's because it requires the aout X libraries.  They are somewhere
in the ports section.  Make sure to make, make install when you are NOT
running X on the system!!!  (ie: do not do this in an x window)


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