Subject: Re: A couple of package issues
To: John Darrow <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 06/20/2001 11:34:51
On Tue, 19 Jun 2001, John Darrow wrote:

> I'm close to having send-pr'ed all the packages from my bulk build for
> which the only problem was a forced install into X11BASE.  Hopefully
> the new setup will take care of a lot of the actual
> broken builds.
> There are two specific packages I still have fixes for, but which have
> issues that I'd also like to address:
> 1. www/navigator3 attempts to install (among other things)
> bin/netscape (which is actually simply a script to set a couple of
> environment variables and then run netscape.bin, which is the actual
> netscape 3 binary).  This conflicts with the www/netscape (version 4)
> package (which installs a link to www/ns-remote's ns-open script.)
> While this could be easiest taken care of with a simple CONFLICTS
> entry, I can see that one of the remaining legitimate reasons for a
> user to have Netscape 3 installed is to test the appearance of web
> pages they're developing in a number of different browsers, in which
> case they would probably also want to have Netscape 4 installed too.
> The easiest solution I could see to this would be to simply rename the
> netscape 3 script to 'netscape3'.  If this would be okay, I'll go
> ahead with the send-pr with just this.  (Whether or not the other
> files installed by this package really belong in share or not, I think
> that with the age of the netscape in question, it's not worth moving
> them...)

	Sounds very reasonable. Could you update the netscape package
	to include netscape3 in its conditional depends too?

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