Netscape Will Not Start after Latest AIX 4.2.1 Fixes Are Installed


OS Level: 4.2.1
Type/Model: 560


After the latest AIX 4.2.1 fixes are installed, Netscape does not start. The error message resembles the following:

  	Could not load program netscape_aix4
  	Symbol snprintf in /usr/lib/libX11.a is undefined
  	Could not load library libXt.a[shr4.o]
  	Error was: Exec format error


  1. Download a copy of the nav_lib42.tar.Z file from (ftp to the server if another machine's browser is unavailable.)
  2. Save a copy of the old libc.a:
            cd /NETSCAPE_DIRECTORY/lib42
            mv libc.a libc.a.old
    /NETSCAPE_DIRECTORY is the directory in which Netscape Navigator or Communicator is installed.
  3. Extract the new libc.a:
            compress -dc /DOWNLOAD_DIRECTORY/nav_lib42.tar.Z | tar -xvf-
    /DOWNLOAD_DIRECTORY is the directory to which the nav_lib42.tar.Z file was downloaded.

    [ Doc Ref: 93637518413946     Publish Date: Oct. 01, 1999     4FAX Ref: none ]