[techtalk] more netscape woes...

Telsa Gwynne hobbit at aloss.ukuu.org.uk
Thu Nov 11 23:47:20 EST 1999

On Thu, Nov 11, 1999 at 02:01:44PM -0800 or thereabouts, Nicole Zimmerman wrote:
> > I added
> > CLASSPATH=$CLASSPATH:/that/other/path/here/
> > export CLASSPATH
> > 
> > to my .bashrc
> > 
> > and it gave me the exact same error about java40.jar.
> same problem with the full path determined the same way...$CLASSPATH is
> set to 
> /usr/local/lib/netscape/plugins:/usr/local/bin/plugins:/home/colby/.netscape/plugins:/usr/lib/netscape/java/classes/
> which is correct (includes all those dirs netscape wants), but netscape
> doesn't seem to determine things by environment variables
> i have restarted netscape every time i edited .bashrc ;o)


I have followed (just about) most of this. I know nothing
about Netscape and less than that about Java. But I do remember
something about changing my .bash_profile or .bashrc (or my 
.profile or .cshrc way back when...)

Did you tell it to re-read that file? :) 

source .bash_profile		(or whichever file it's in)

Pardon me if this was something obvious and you did it. But I
forget that often enough...

Given the Netscape mention, it's a safe bet you're running X :) So
one other weird half-remembered thing:

I also recall I had some trouble with my .bash_profile once when
restarting X which was something to do with X kindly remembering
my old .bash_profile when I restarted X (grr!) after I had edited
the file from within X. I'm not sure this makes too much sense: it 
certainly doesn't make sense on re-reading it. But if that rings
a bell to anyone, perhaps they can explain what might have been
going on there. (I was trying to correct an incorrect PGP_PATH;
it still looked in the old place after I restarted X. Something
like that. It was odd.)

> guess it's time to dig up good ol' release notes! 

When in doubt, read the documentation :) Good luck!


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