>> I'm sure this is a RedHat 5.1 problem and not a Netscape problem,
>> but after two updates of Netscape from the RH site, my browser still
>> isn't handling forms very well,
>> and often gets the filename wrong on downloads.
Alan needs to download the updated netscape package from the Redat
errata page. Unfortunately, once he has applied the fix he will run
into the next problem:
>I have yet to notice that problem but I am having a different
>sort of problem:
> I can't get any of the libc5-based helper apps to work with the
>RH5.1's glibc-based netscape. I use many such libc5-based helper
>apps like acroread, rvplayer, etc. I get coredump from those apps
>and no window shows up.
>> Any fixes?
The fix for the previous problem involves setting the environment
variable LD_PRELOAD to /usr/lib/libBrokenLocale.so before running the
actual netscape executable. libBrokenLocale is necessary for Motif 2.1
apps under glibc. Unfortunately, many other apps, including acroread,
will break with libBrokenLocale. The workaround is to wrap such
applications with a shell script that looks like this:
exec acroread $*
This seems like a kludge to me, but I don't have a better answer.
I hope this helps.