Re: netscape problems

RHS Linux User (
Tue, 5 Nov 1996 18:44:33 +0000 (WET)



well I did something else I installed netscape for linux... and when I
type at the prompt: netscape I get this message

bash: /usr/local/bin/netscape: cannot execute binary file

so now what does this means?


On Tue, 5 Nov 1996, Nils Faerber wrote:

> > hello
> Hello...
> > I have a multia with Redhat linux -4.0 kernel 2.0.18...
> > the thing is running ok. I installed netscape 3.0 for alphas in the
> What Netscape for alpha did you use?
> PLEASE read the package's filename VERY carefully and you will discover that
> this version is for DEC OSF and not for Linux.
> It is dynamically linked against DECs libc, libm and nearly every X library.
> You will NOT be able to get this work without copying large pieces of OSF
> (and this illegal as you hopefully know).
> > bash: /usr/local/bin/netscape: No such file or directory
> First of all dynamically linked OSF binaries look for /sbin/loader which
> seems to be the dynamic loader.
> > anybody help me please
> Use another browser is the only help I can give you.
> Can anyone recommend any graphical to use while netscape is not ported to
> AXP/Linux. Netscape would also definetly need Motif which is also not (yet)
> ported ... is anyone working on this? Are there any graphical browsers that
> do not need Motif (apart from Arena and Amaya (for which sources are hard
> to find ;))
> > miguel
> CU
> nils
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