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                          Netscape 4.74 (X11)
                IMPORTANT!  Before going any further, please
                read and accept the terms in the file LICENSE.

The Netscape Client products now come only in gzip format.  Though gzip is
available on many Unix systems, some (for whatever reason) may not have it.
If this is the case on your system, you can download a pre-built gzip binary
(and/or source) from the URL

 * To unpack a gzip-compressed tar file into the current directory, use some 
   variation of the following command:

       gzip -dc the-file.tar.gz | tar -xvf -

Release notes for this version of Netscape are available on-line.  After
starting the program, select "Release Notes" from the "Help" menu.  This
will take you to the URL

which lists new features and known problems of this release.

To submit bugs or other feedback, use the following URL

If for some reason you cannot submit feedback using that form, you may send
email to  Please be as specific as possible about the 
version of Netscape you are using, and the hardware and version of the OS.
If possible, include a test case for the problem, including a URL.

                          Configuration Notes

General Notes:

          Starting with 4.0, we strongly suggest setting the MOZILLA_HOME
          environment variable to point to the Communicator installation
          directory.  Many Netscape Client components now look at MOZILLA_HOME
          as a fallback or default mechanism in addition to the existing
          mechanisms from previous releases.

              csh, tcsh:
                  setenv MOZILLA_HOME /path/to/install-directory

              sh, bash, ksh:
                  export MOZILLA_HOME


          This section applies only to Netscape Communicator.

          Please see the Release Notes for important information on
          configuring and using Netscape Mail.  Also, particularly if you
          use procmail, see:

          for important system-dependent issues about file locking.  Knowing
          how to configure and use Netscape Mail will prevent you from losing
          mail messages.

Java Applet Support:

          Java Applet support is available for all Unix platforms.

          To run Java applets with the Java-enabled version, Communicator
          needs to be able to load Java class files from a file called
          java40.jar.  This file is included in the distribution, and is
          searched for using the following algorithm:

             if($CLASSPATH environment variable is set)
                 Look at $CLASSPATH, where $CLASSPATH is a
                 colon-delimited list of <path>/<jar-file> entries.
                 Search in order:
                     <program directory>

          If you were running Java with an earlier version of the Netscape
          Navigator, you need to replace your old file, moz*.zip
          file, or java_3* file with the new java40.jar file supplied in this

Netscape Plug-in Support:

          Netscape Plug-in support is available on AIX, HP-UX, IRIX,
          Linux 2.0.x, NCR Unix, OSF/1 (Digital Unix), SINIX, SCO OpenServer,
          SunOS 4.1.3, and Solaris.

          A default plug-in ( is included in the distribution.
          The plugin list is generated using the following algorithm:

              if($NPX_PLUGIN_PATH environment variable is set)
                  Look at $NPX_PLUGIN_PATH, where $NPX_PLUGIN_PATH is
                  a colon-delimited list of directories.
                  Look at all the following directories in order, overriding
                  previous entries in case of duplicates:

          More information about Unix plug-ins is available at:


Netscape Dynamic Font Support:

          Netscape Dynamic Font support is available on Solaris 2.4 and IRIX.

          The TrueDoc dynamic font displayer ( from Bitstream
          Inc. is included in the distribution.  Font displayers are searched
          for in the following order, and will use the first one found in
          case of duplicates:

              <program directory>/dynfonts

Nethelp Support:

          To load Nethelp topics, Communicator needs to be able to find the
          Nethelp directory that contains the Nethelp documents.  The Nethelp
          documents are found under the directory "nethelp/" included with
          the distribution.  The directory is searched for using the following

          Search in this order until found:
              <program directory>/nethelp


          This only applies if you have install privileges for Communicator.

          Communicator now can update its own components.  To do this, a
          version registry mechanism has been created.  SmartUpdate will
          support more than one version registry.  At install time a global
          registry is created in the install directory and populated with
          version information of various installed components. 

          A local registry is created as needed for each user and placed in
          $HOME/.netscape.  Information regarding updates is stored in 
          the local registry unless the MOZILLA_SHARED_REGISTRY environment
          variable is set.  In this case ONLY the global registry is
          consulted and updated (assuming the user has write permission for
          the registry file).

Asynchronous DNS host lookup

           Netscape Communicator 4.74 has the ability to do asynchronous DNS
           host lookups.  This feature is on by default and nothing needs to
           be done to configure it.  If you experience DNS lookup problems,
           you can turn this feature off by setting the environment variable
           MOZILLA_NO_ASYNC_DNS to True:

              csh, tcsh:
                  setenv MOZILLA_NO_ASYNC_DNS True

              sh, bash, ksh:
                  export MOZILLA_NO_ASYNC_DNS

Configuration Files from Version 1.12 or earlier:
          If you are migrating from Netscape Navigator Version 1.12 or
          earlier, a new directory is created in which configuration files
          are placed.  This directory is called `$HOME/.netscape'.  Existing
          1.12 or earlier configuration information is copied into this
          directory upon first execution of Netscape.  A dialog is presented
          asking whether or not you would like to automatically delete your
          1.12 files.
          If you do not choose to delete the old files, then they will
          continue to be used by older versions of Netscape, but versions
          newer than 1.12 will never touch them.
          If you have a file or directory in $HOME called .netscape, it is
          highly recommended that you rename it prior to running this
          version.  If you don't, there is a possibility that you could
          lose data contained in this directory (e.g., old preferences,
          bookmarks, cookies, and so on).

                          Installation Troubleshooting

          Netscape requires AIX 4.2 with the X11R5 and Motif 1.2 libraries.
          If you are running an older version of the operating system, you 
          will get undefined symbols at run-time; unfortunately, the only 
          solution is to upgrade to a more recent version of the OS.

          Under AIX, the MOZILLA_HOME environment variable must be set, and
          the Communicator binary (called 'netscape_aix4') cannot be run
          directly.  See the 'netscape' script for more information on
          running Communicator on AIX.

          In order to take full advantage of netscape's Drag and Drop
          features, it is highly recommended that you upgrade your Motif
          libraries to the latest version available from HP.  At the time of
          this writing, the latest Motif library is available from HP as patch
          PHSS_11626 (for HP-UX 9.0x), or PHSS_14449 (for HP-UX 10.x).

          This patch will fix many bugs in Motif Drag and Drop that caused
          several problems with symptoms such as system hangs and core dumps.

PHSS_14449 (for HP-UX 10.20).
          This patch will fix many bugs in Motif Drag and Drop that caused
          several problems with symptoms such as system hangs and core dumps.

IRIX 5.3:
          Initializing Input Method support in the Composer and HTML message
          composition (e.g., for Japanese input) can halt netscape.
          Because of this, the IRIX 5.3 version is shipped with this feature
          disabled.  To enable Input Method support you need to install SGI
          Motif patch 1701, and add the following line to your .Xdefaults

                *editorImInputEnabled: true 

          Incompatibilities with Netscape are known to exist in some
          versions of libc.  If you think you are experiencing a libc-related
          problem, try downloading a different version of libc from:

          If possible, please see the Release Notes for more details.

NetBSD, FreeBSD:
          We have been told (but have not verified) that the BSD/386 binaries
          will work on x86 systems running NetBSD 1.0 or FreeBSD 2.0 (but
          not FreeBSD  A native FreeBSD version of Communicator
          is now available for FreeBSD 2.2.

Solaris 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1, and 2.6:
          Solaris 2.6 only: Solaris 2.6/OpenWindows Communicator 4.0x does not
          render fonts properly. OpenWindows 3.6 patch 105633-05 fixes this problem 
          and is available from

          Alternatively, you can add the following lines to your $HOME/.xinitrc file:

              xset +fp /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/
              xset fp rehash

          CDE users on 2.6 will need to add the first of the two lines above
          to their HOME/.dt/sessions/session etc (be sure the permissions on this
          file are 755). Exit Communicator and then restart.

          The Solaris 2.4 Communicator is dynamically linked with the X and
          Motif libraries. If the Motif dynamic libraries are not properly
          installed, Communicator will exit with this error:

 netscape: fatal: can't open file: errno=2

          Installing Motif dynamic libraries will get Communicator working.

          If Communicator exits on Solaris 2.5.1 with a message similar to the
          above saying that it can't open, you will need to
          install Sun patch 103663 (for SPARC) or 103664 (for x86).

          If you have problems running the Solaris 2.4 (SPARC) executable on
          Solaris 2.5.1, a native Solaris 2.5.1 version is available which
          may solve the problems.

          On Solaris 2.6, you may experience problems with fonts not
          rendering properly.  To fix this, add the following lines to your
          $HOME/.xinitrc file:

              xset +fp /usr/openwin/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/
              xset fp rehash

          CDE users on 2.6 will need to add the first of the two lines above
          to their $HOME/.dt/sessions/sessionetc (be sure the permissions on
          this file are 755), then exit and restart.

SunOS 4.1.3:
          The SunOS 4.1.3 package comes with two executables: netscape and
          netscape_dns.  This is because SunOS uses two different,
          incompatible methods of resolving host names (Domain Name Service,
          and Network Information Service, formerly known as Yellow Pages.)
          Only one of these executables needs to be installed on an
          individual site.

          It is usually possible to configure your YP/NIS server to consult
          a DNS server for resolution of hosts not in the YP maps.  Consult
          your system administrator for details.

          If netscape is crashing under OpenWindows 3.0, make sure you
          have all of the relevant patches, including patch 100444.

SunOS 4.1.3 and BSD/386:
          These distributions also includes a directory called "nls".  This
          directory is a standard part of the MIT X11R5 distribution, but
          is not included with X11R4- or X11R6-based systems (such as
          OpenWindows 3.0 or earlier, and XFree86 3.1 or later.)

          On these systems, Netscape has been linked against X11R5 (because
          Motif 1.2.4 has some bad bugs in conjunction with X11R6.)
          Unfortunately, X11R5 has one rather serious bug, which is that if
          this "nls" directory does not exist, the program will dump core
          any time you try to copy, or paste to or from a text field!

          So, if you don't have the "nls" directory on your system, you will
          need to install it first.  Here is where Netscape looks for it 
          (these default pathnames are hardcoded into the executable):

                SunOS 4.1.3:  /usr/lib/X11/nls/
                BSD/386:      /usr/X11/lib/X11/nls/

          If you choose not to create the directory there, then you must
          set the XNLSPATH environment variable to the directory where you
          did install it.

 * Included with all distributions is a file called XKeysymDB.  Without this
   file, many warnings about "unknown keysyms" will be generated when the
   program starts up, and most keyboard equivalents won't work.  This is a
   general problem with running Motif programs on systems not configured for
   Motif, and so will be necessary on most Sun systems.

   This file is included with all packages because some systems have an older
   version of this file, so you may still get some warnings.  The XKeysymDB
   file normally goes in /usr/lib/X11/XKeysymDB or /usr/openwin/lib/XKeysymDB,
   but you can override that with XKEYSYMDB environment variable.

 * Also included with all distributions is a file called, which
   lists the default resources which are built in to the program.  It is
   not necessary to install this; it is provided for informational purposes.
   See the comment at the top of for more information.

 * If you get a "Cannot locate host" dialog at startup, this is a sign of
   problems related to name resolution.  If you're on a Sun, see the comments
   above about the two executables.

 * If you get a "Cannot connect to host" dialog at startup, it could mean that
   you are behind a firewall, and need to tell Netscape about your SOCKS or
   proxy server.  Choose Preferences from the Edit Menu, open the Advanced
   category and then select Proxies; or, consult your system administrator.

 * Please read the release notes under "Help -> Release Notes".  This
   document is updated as problems are found, so please check it before 
   reporting a bug.

 * And remember, it's spelled N-e-t-s-c-a-p-e, but it's pronounced "Mozilla."