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Bug 3067 - Netscape tries to run xv on local xpms
Summary: Netscape tries to run xv on local xpms
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-05-26 15:31 UTC by Adam Spiers
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-06-21 13:03:01 UTC

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Description Adam Spiers 1999-05-26 15:31:50 UTC
If you are browsing a local directory index (file: rather
than http:) and click on an .xpm, it tries to run xv to
display that .xpm (why?) but xv isn't included with RH6
any more (why?)

Comment 1 Jay Turner 1999-05-27 15:17:59 UTC
My guess would be that you have xv setup to handle .xpm files in your
Netscape preferences.

------- Email Received From  Adam Spiers <> 05/30/99 13:05 -------

Comment 2 Adam Spiers 1999-05-30 17:29:59 UTC
Oops, looks like replying via e-mail didn't reopen the bug.
Hopefully this will.  For convenience, here's what I said in the

A reasonable guess, but I'd already checked that, and it's definitely
not the reason.  Netscape has MIME type image/x-xpixmap (suffix xpm)
down as `Unknown: PromptUser'.

xv isn't mentioned in /etc/mailcap or /usr/lib/netscape either,
so I've no idea where it's coming from.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-14 17:15:59 UTC
what's your ~/.mailcap look like, if there is one?

------- Email Received From  Adam Spiers <> 06/17/99 15:29 -------

Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-17 21:58:59 UTC
This seems to be hardcoded in the netscape binary for an
image type it doesn't have a handler for. What you can do
is either
a) define a handler of your choice
b) do something like:
cd /usr/lib/netscape
sed -e "s|xv %s|ee %s|g" netscape-navigator >
mv -f netscape-navigator
(of course, be careful with this...)

Comment 5 Adam Spiers 1999-06-19 17:49:59 UTC
Ah right. Thanks, you can resolve this now :-)

Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-21 13:03:59 UTC
This appears to be resolved. Please reopen if I'm wrong.

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