Re: "linuxtag"-cleanup package

Subject: Re: "linuxtag"-cleanup package
From: Roland Rosenfeld (
Date: Wed May 24 2000 - 13:11:18 CEST

On Tue, 23 May 2000, Stefan Gybas wrote:

> > There's a rumor, that the above mentioned problem could be worked
> > around (or fixed?) by patching the X11 libraries, but I didn't read
> > any message, that this was done with the Debian X11 libraries yet

> This is fixed in xlib6g 3.3.6-3, from the changelog:
> * patch #025: new; horrible kludge: on i386, build Callback.o and Destroy.o
> in Xt with gcc 2.7.2 to workaround crazy Netscape crashing bug; thanks,
> Stefan Gybas and Adam Heath

Wow, great. I wasn't aware of this. Now the only question is, why we
still have libc5 versions of netscape and why the libc6 version of
netscape doesn't depend on xlib6g (>= 3.3.6-3). But these are

> So I'd vote for including the libc6 version of communicator which
> I've been using for a long time without problems.

I withdraw my suggestion to include the libc5 version, because the
libc6 version seems to work quite stable here (since yesterday, I
hope, that there won't come up problems later).

I personally prefer to package navigator, but if there isn't space
enough for both versions, communicator may be the better compromise.



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