Subject: Re: pkg/7339: emulators/linux_lib missing two execs in PLIST
To: John Darrow <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/08/1999 13:07:46
John Darrow <> writes:
> Ah... I think I've tracked down the problem.
> The version of communicator which the original package pulls down is 4.5,
> exportable, from the ftp site.  The modified package uses 4.51, domestic.
> One of the changes between Netscape's 4.5 and 4.51 tarballs when I built
> the modified package was that Netscape removed the nls subdirectory.
> Apparently, netscape still tries to open /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/nls.
> Without the link in place, the first attempt done by our emul system
> (the open in emul) fails, and since we don't include /usr/X11R6/lib/nls
> in our X distribution, and since netscape's 4.51 tarballs no longer include
> it (and, since our communicator/navigator packages will, inevitably,
> move on to 4.51 or beyond, we can't rely on the tarballs containing said
> directory), netscape crashes.

I don't understand what good these symlinks are supposed to be doing,
though. Your explanation doesn't make any sense to me. The symlinks
would only cause netscape to look first in a directory that it would
end up looking in later anyway because of the way the emulation