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Bug 6786 - netscape barfs on mailto URLS
Summary: netscape barfs on mailto URLS
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-07 00:16 UTC by Pickering, Timothy
Modified: 2017-12-18 22:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 1999-11-08 15:57:57 UTC

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Description Pickering, Timothy 1999-11-07 00:16:29 UTC
in addition to the worsed stability w.r.t. java after
upgrading to RH 6.1, clicking on a mailto URL causes
netscape to lock up and spin its wheels:

lothar[4]> rpm -qa | grep netscape

lothar[5]> chkfontpath --list
Current directories in font path:
1: /usr/share/fonts/default/Truetype
2: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled
3: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled
4: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled
5: /usr/share/fonts/default/Type1
6: /usr/share/fonts/default/ghostscript
7: /usr/share/OS2
8: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/jmk
9: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/freefont
10: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc
11: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1
12: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo
13: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi
14: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic
15: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi

every mailto i've tried does the same thing and i have to go
and kill -9 the netscape process by hand.

my machine is an AMD K6-2 300 with 256 MB of RAM that was
upgraded from 6.0 to 6.1.

Comment 1 Pickering, Timothy 1999-11-07 21:22:59 UTC
oh my god, am i stupid.  i tried a mailto on my work machine and it
worked fine.  turned out to be a problem with my .signature file on my
home machine (it's a pipe and no program was attached to it).  i'll go
crawl under a rock now.......

Comment 2 openshift-github-bot 2017-12-18 22:38:37 UTC
Commits pushed to master at
Issue 6786 Fix
Merge pull request #6866 from ahardin-rh/online-basic-walkthrough

Issue 6786 Fix

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