> > > > I have searched
> > > > Edit -> Preferences,
> > > > preferences.js, and
> > > > /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/app-defaults/Netscape
> > > > for a solution to this, but to no avail.
> > > > When I use mail on the command line or Pine or any other mail client,
> > > > mail goes out and comes in with the local time.
> > > > In case it makes any difference, Netscape fetches mail from a POP
> > > > server. Although, when I log into this server directly and use Pine or
> > > > mail, no time problems are encountered.
> > > > Any help would be appreciated.
> > > > -- Robert
> > > > Robert Watkins
> > > > Note: this question is about how to fix the problem using Netscape as a
> > > > mail client. Any responses that suggest I switch clients will be
> > > > considered off topic.
> > > The *standard* fix is to make the following sylink:
> > > ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo /usr/lib/zoneinfo
> > > A more radical approach would be to download the glibc version of NC.
> > > Good luck,
> > > --
> > > Brent Shultz
> > There must be something else I'm missing, because I tried this standard
> > fix and it stil isn't working.
> > I know you've also suggested using NC, but surely there's something more
> > fundamental!?
> > Thanks anyway,
> > -- Robert
> Maybe the thread below from
> > > > I just downloaded 4.7 to my Redhat 6.0 linux box. The dates displayed in
> > > > the window that lists my email are now in UTC time, rather than local
> > > > time. When I was using 4.61, the times shown were local. I tried linking
> > > > /usr/share/zoneinfo to /usr/lib/zoneinfo, but that did not help. What
> > > > can I do to get local time to be displayed?
> > > There's some symlink missing somewhere. Do "strace netscape 2>dump" and
> > > grep through the dump for "localtime" or "zone" or even "time". There's
> > > probably an open call that's failing.
> > Thanks, your suggestion found the problem. netscape was looking for
> > /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime. I had symlinked /usr/share/zoneinfo to
> > /usr/lib/zoneinfo, but there was no localtime in /usr/share/zoneinfo. I
> > found localtime in /etc, so I made one more symlink and that did the
> > trick.
> Good luck,
> Brent Shultz
Perfect! Thanks, Brent, the strace bit did the trick.
For anyone else out there with the same problem, Netscape 4.61 (under
Mandrake 6.1, in case that makes a difference) requires a symlink as
ln -s /etc /usr/i386-glibc20-linux/etc
Now it can find the actual file, /etc/localtime, where it wants to.