Subject: Re: netscape 4.80 (linux) makes kernel whine
To: None <>
From: Chuck Yerkes <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/23/2004 17:50:45
Quoting Andrew Brown (
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 11:24:55PM -0400, Andrew Brown wrote:
> >every time i start netscape, the kernel says:
> >
> >    set{u,g}id pid 27628 (netstat) was invoked by uid 204 ppid 18595 (netscape) with fd 0 closed
> given the astounding non-negative response i received, i adapted the
> binary patching to a separate small pkg (pkgtools/binpatch) and then
> patched www/navigator/Makefile.common so that the i386 pkgs (at least)
> are "patched".

I share a ski house with a bunch of ex-netscape people (andothers).
I noticed that NONE of them used Netscape.  Opera, iCab, Exploder.
"why would we?  It's a bloated piece of shit."

And mozilla finally got compilable.  And they all started using it.

So count me as loud in the silence of trying to fix a netscape 4.x
problem.  I'd think that keeping Mosaic 1 running would be more
interesting and useful.

Consider migrating to Firebird or Mozilla.

I made a friend's mom *try* it and her response was:
"Wow, I can use my bank site now without IE and it's SO MUCH FASTER"

And she forced her son to dump IE.

And it was good.