Subject: Linux netscape
To: netbsd-port-i386 <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kevin Sullivan <>
List: port-i386
Date: 12/09/1997 15:48:51
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I'm trying to use the Linux version of Netscape (4.04) 
on NetBSD 1.3BETA.  I'm using the Linux version since I want strong 
encryption and cannot find a non-export FreeBSD version.

Whenever I run Netscape it will die with a "Bus Error".  However, 
if I first delete ~/.netscape/preferences.js, Netscape will run.

Here is the end of a ktrace when preferences.js exists:

  4412 netscape GIO   fd 8 read 3072 bytes
  4412 netscape RET   read 3072/0xc00
  4412 netscape PSIG  SIGSEGV caught handler=0x85b333c mask=0x0 code=0x6
  4412 netscape CALL  getpid
  4412 netscape RET   getpid 4412/0x113c
  4412 netscape CALL  kill(0x113c,0x7)
  4412 netscape PSIG  SIGBUS SIG_DFL

Here is the same section when preferences.js does not exist (Netscape 
continues to run in this case).

  4407 netscape GIO   fd 8 read 3072 bytes
  4407 netscape RET   read 3072/0xc00
  4407 netscape PSIG  SIGALRM caught handler=0x85b19ec mask=0x0 code=0x0
  4407 netscape CALL  gettimeofday(0xefbfbbbc,0)
  4407 netscape RET   gettimeofday 0
  4407 netscape CALL  sigreturn(0xefbfbc3c)
  4407 netscape RET   sigreturn JUSTRETURN
  4407 netscape CALL  writev(0x8,0xefbfbc20,0x2)

Has anyone seen this before?  Any idea of now to fix this?  Or, better 
yet, any idea how I can get a recent FreeBSD version of Netscape with strong 


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