Netscape Will Not Start after Upgrade from AIX 4.3.0 to 4.3.1


OS Level: 4.3.0
Type/Model: 580


After an upgrade to AIX Version 4.3.1 is installed, Netscape does not start.

The error message resembles the following:

  Could not load program /usr/local/netscape4/netscape_aix4
  Symbol __malloc_postfork_unlock in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a is undefined
  Symbol __malloc_prefork_lock in /usr/lib/libpthreads.a is undefined
  Could not load library libC.a[shr.o]
  Error was: Exec format error


  1. Download a copy of the nav_lib43.tar.Z file from (ftp to the server if another machine's browser is unavailable.)

  2. Extract the libC.a:
            cd /NETSCAPE_DIRECTORY
            compress -dc /DOWNLOAD_DIRECTORY/nav_lib43.tar.Z | tar -xvf-
    /NETSCAPE_DIRECTORY is the directory in which Netscape Communicator or Navigator is installed, and /DOWNLOAD_DIRECTORY is the directory to which the nav_lib43.tar.Z file was downloaded.

    [ Doc Ref: 93637523019108     Publish Date: Oct. 01, 1999     4FAX Ref: none ]