Netscape 3.01 Gold and LPRng

Netscape 3.01 Gold and LPRng

Post by Andreas Haume » Mon, 19 May 1997 04:00:00


I'm having problems with Netscape Navigator 3.01 Gold.

I have netscape set up  with the "old library trick"
to prevent it from producing bus errors.
My netscape start script looks like this:

export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib/netscape
exec netscape.bin $*  

This works fine using and
But with this setup I can't print directly to the
printer anymore!
Everytime I try to print from netscape using the print
command "lpr" it gives me the following error message:

lp: Find_printcap_entry: name 'lp' has meta character 'l'

This error message comes from the lpr command (I'm using
LPRng-3.2.5, but it's the same for LPRng-3.1.8).
The lpr command itself works, I use it all the time.
It's also possible to let netscape print to a file
and then print this file using "lpr". So it looks like
netscape does some strange thing when supplying the lpr
command with printing arguments (btw, I just can't see
why lpr is considering "l" a meta character)

But the strangest thing is: when I let netscape use the
current libraries ( and,
printing suddenly works!

So I seem to have the choice: to use a stable netscape
without the possibility to print directly to the printer
or to be able to print but to live with bus errors!

Any other suggestion?

- andreas


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