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Old 10-18-2003, 01:39 PM   #1
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Netscape 7.1 & Redhat 9

I would like to install Netscape 7.1 on my RedHat 9 system.
Downloaded netscape-i686-linux-gnu-sea.tar.gz.tar from Netscape and burned it on CDROM under Win98SE. When I try to expand it with LINUX I get the following error messages:

tar: This does not look like a tar archive
tar: Skipping to next header
tar: Archive contains obsolete base-64 headers
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors

I really don't know a whole lot about LINUX so I'm likely doing something very stupid.

Also, does anyone know how to find Netscape 4.x on a Caldera
2.4 installation disc? I've looked and looked and looked. I did manage to find StarOffice and get it installed.


Old 10-18-2003, 01:43 PM   #2
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try knocking off the last ".tar" from the filename. somewhere down the line when you saved it, looks like that got added to the end of the filename. if i remember correctly, netscape's package should be just a regular .tar.gz file. you can try right-clicking the file and choosing extract here from the context menu. if that doesn't work and tar doesn't work, try redownloading the package from netscape as your download could have gotten corrupted. also, try extracting it right after you finish downloading it and bypass the cd burning thingy you're doing.
Old 10-18-2003, 02:25 PM   #3
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Thanks, that solved the problem. I wonder why Netscape added the last .tar to their download file? Anyway it's installed and seems to be running OK. I'll configure it later on in the day.

The network isn't up on that machine so the only way to transfer large downloaded files is via CDROM. Another project in my LINUX learning experience.

Thanks again


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