Because the ports are older and have bugs that have been fixed in the current release/s.
On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 21:09:21 -0400 Jud <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > On Mon, 16 Jun 2003 20:00:31 -0500, sweetleaf <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > wrote: > > > I just downloaded Netscape 7.0.2 from Netscape.com "linux version" and am > > running it under linux emulation on freebsd-5.1. The problem i am > > encountering , and i encountered the same issue with the latest > > mozilla..... under linux emulation, is that when i exit Netscape or > > restart the system i am meet with the select user-profile *to start > > Netscape section. Ok, for ex. say i am running Netscape under the > > "default" profile, i have all my mail accounts setup, proxy setting > > etc.... now i need to shutdown my system, restart it , or just restart > > Netscape....so i start Netscape > > > > # /usr/compat/linux/usr/local/netscape/netscape > > > > Now i am ask when profile to start Netscape as, so i select the previous > > "default" i had been running Netscape under. The problem is after > > selecting "default" and clicking on start i am getting this error about > > it cant use that profile as its already in use...but its not because this > > is the first instance of Netscape i am attempting to start after a > > reboot. The only way i can get Netscape to start is to create another > > profile, which it does the same to after a reboot or restart. for. ex. i > > can create default 2 and start Netscape but if i try to start Netscape > > again with that profile its says that profile is already in use. If > > anybody has had this issue and solved it, i would appreciate some > > guidance on this. > > > > thanks, and have a good day. > > Re this and your Sun Java question: Why not use the FreeBSD "linux-" ports? > (Haven't checked to see what the latest linux-Netscape port is; if it's > not up to 7.0.2, you can install the earlier version, or at least look at > what the port maintainer has done for hints with regard to such stuff as > build options, places to install various files, etc.) > > Jud > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"