Problems with URL Handler selection (how can I get gnome-moz-remote to call a newer ver. of Netscape?) --please help!
- From: Will Robinson <will robinson stanford edu>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Problems with URL Handler selection (how can I get gnome-moz-remote to call a newer ver. of Netscape?) --please help!
- Date: Tue, 07 Sep 1999 03:24:02 -0400
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I've recently installed RH 6.0 and although I was able to surf the
web (after a bit of setting up) I noticed that the version of
Netscape that was in the RH distro. was 4.51, while the newest ver.
on Netscape's site was 4.61. So I downloaded the 128-bit version of
4.61 for the linux 2.x kernel (glib version). I ran its install
script and the program installed fine. I can run the program and
browse with it normally.
Here's my problem: apparently the new version of Netscape did not
completely replace the old. When I double-click on a dekstop icon
which points to a URL (say, RedHat Documentation), the old Netscape
(4.51) tries to pop up. I think I've traced this problem to two
places in the gnome controls: the MIME file type panel and the URL
Handler control panel. The new version of Netscape is installed in
/usr/local/netscape (the default path for it), but changing the
text/html action in the MIME settings to
"/usr/local/netscape/netscape %f" prevents me from opening .html
files from double-clicking. I get a message which says "The file ...
could not be opened with /usr/local/netscape/netscape %f." Note that
the original entry (which I've been forced to put back) in this MIME
panel was "gnome-moz-remote --newwin %f."
Also, and I think more importantly, I noticed that in the URL
Handlers section, under default, the command "gnome-moz-remote
- --newwin %s" was listed. This was what
appeared when I select "Netscape (new window)" from the pull-down
menu above. If I try to change the command in the "default" box to
"/usr/local/netscape/netscape" with any combination of options, it
has no effect; the panel simply reverts back to "gnome-moz-remote
- --newwin %s" !!! I've tried changing the setting both as root and as
a regular user to no avail.
It seems like it should be simple to perform such a minor upgrade.
Please tell me there's an easy answer...
Thanks for your help,
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