weeee, a post i can actually help with :-)
ok, it sounds like the problem is that you are trying to do an installation from a user account instead of root. by default, users cannot write to the /usr directory.
so, here is what you need to do:
either change to root by using su and do the installation as root
- or -
install netscape to your home directory if you do not have root access. the netscape installer should offer you the ability to choose the destination directory.
if you install to /usr/local/netscape (and, maybe if you do it in your home directory) you will probably run into the following problem: after netscape is finished installing, you will be all excited and type "netscape" at the user prompt. however, it will say that it can't find the file. the way to fix this is to add /usr/local/netscape to $PATH. you can do this by entering:
[johncoltrane@jazzfest]$ export PATH='/usr/local/netscape':$PATH
if you install it in the home directory, then modify the path to the correct directory. e.g.:
[johncoltrane@jazzfest]$ export PATH='/home/johncoltrane/programs/netscape':$PATH
i hope this helps.
btw, there is a trick if you decide to install a java plugin for netscape. just check back here if you decide to do it.
Last edited by guild; 09-19-2003 at 12:08 AM.