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Netscape Communicator 4.5 RPMs uploaded to ftp.redhat.com

Oct 22, 1998, 11:22 (1 Talkback[s])

by Dwight Johnson

Andrew J. Piziali has uploaded libc5 RPMs to the Red Hat FTP site Incoming.

Usually it takes some hours to get out of Incoming, so if you don't find it right away, don't be discouraged.

Eventually, you will find it in the x86 libc5 area of contrib at ftp.redhat.com.

It is usually more efficient to use an ordinary FTP client rather than a browser to access the site and then use the 'site exec locate' command to find the software you want.

Here, for example, is the rest of Andy's announcement to the redhat-announce list:

   x86 and source rpms for Netscape Communicator 4.5, libc5, have
been uploaded to:

  ftp://ftp.redhat.com/Incoming/communicator-4.5-1.{i386,src}.rpm

The x86 rpm is relocatable from the default /usr prefix.

   Enjoy!

When it gets out of Incoming, we open ftp.redhat.com in our FTP client and at the prompt enter the command:

site exec locate communicator-4.5

We will then be presented with a list of hits. This will tell us exactly where in the directory structure at ftp.redhat.com we can download the software.

I should point out that Red Hat does not endorse or support packages in its FTP contrib area in any way. Personally, I have had very good luck with contrib packages. Your mileage may vary. Just be sure you understand you are using them at your own risk.