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comp.unix.aix Frequently Asked Questions (Part 2 of 5)
Section - 1.515: Why doesn't Netscape work?

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The problem is that Netscape has statically linked libc into 
Mozilla.  When the AIX 3 libc code (setlocale()) tries to
load an AIX 4 locale, the two are incompatible and a core
dump ensues.  AIX 4 locales have to be loaded by AIX 4 libc.
Using LANG=C causes a lot of locale code to be bypassed, allowing
the application to avoid loading a non-C locale, and to continue
execution.

>From: Colin <apollo@randomc.com>
Here is a shell script that works around Netscape's problems by
setting the LANG and CLASSPATH environment variables.

#!/bin/sh
LANG=C
CLASSPATH=/path/to/java_30
export LANG CLASSPATH
if [ $# -eq 0 ]; then
   /path/to/netscape http://your.home.page &
else
   /path/to/netscape $* &
fi

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