[rescue] Anyone running Netscape 7 browser on their SPARCs?

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Tue Jul 15 07:49:26 CDT 2003

"From: "Curtis H. Wilbar Jr." <rescue at hawkmountain.net>
"Have you tried Opera ?


"I'm not sure what cpu/os target they compile for..... but if it works
"it should be likely faster than mozilla on that box.
"I've had good luck with the latest beta... it has only died once so
"far (and when it does you can start right back up where you left off).

i use 5.1b fairly often.  even though it was compiled for s7 there's a
workaround which works...  tried opera 7.whatever, and they've
apparently raised the bar too high.  even with the workaround, s8 bins
aren't happy on 2.6.

they claim they don't/can't have enough old machines lying around to
compile for every permutation - but they don't -need- one machine for
every os.  they don't even need machines supported by that os.

the intelligent solution is to install the older os on a separate
slice and mount it somewhere - say as /solaris_2.6/ - nfs or loopback
mount home and src directories etc, and set up a chrooted login env...
then, when you log in, you will be in a sort of virtual 2.6 machine.
the s2.6 apps, including compiler tools, will still run happily on a
s9 ultra.  in fact, if s9 still includes the bcp, one could compile
for sunos4 this way.

i wonder if one could build and install *bsd and linux/sparc this way?
Andrew Hay                                  the genius nature
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