On Sat, 25 Aug 2001, Chris Rehm wrote:

> This might sound a little strange, but I was wondering what kind of problems
> I might have caused by building tn5250 yesterday.
> I downloaded and made tn5250 and got it up and running without any issues
> at all. But later on I found two odd problems with my system both with
> programs that had been running without error before that.
> For one, Netscape 6.1 started trashing my emails without warning. Now, NS6.1
> beta also had significant mail handling bugs and this didn's surprise me that
> much but the timing is suspicous.
> The other is that now Homepage Builder no longer runs. I had been running it
> before the install of tn5250, but after it just doesn't run. No error
> message, just no launch. I uninstalled and reinstalled it, but still nothing.
> Has anyone had similar experiences? Is there something I goofed on? I am
> running SuSE 7.2.
> Did the make recompile any of the kernel?

Tn5250 does not change anything in the kernel.   I don't see why it would
have any effect on Netscape or Homepage builder.

Here's what it does:

     1) It installs some 'x resources' in /usr/local/share/tn5250/XTerm
           that affect programs named 'xt5250' when they run.
           If you suspect this as a problem, deleting the file should
           ensure that they're not loaded when the xt5250 script is run.

     2) It installs a shared library called 'lib5250' in your system's
           library path.  Unless netscape is perchance trying to link
           with a shared library called '5250', this shouldn't affect
           anything.  Does netscape install it's own 5250 library?
           That would certainly explain it... but seems far-fetched.

     3) It installs header files in /usr/local/include/tn5250 for
           programs to use when they utilize the 5250 shared library.
           Again, it seems far fetched that this might have an
           affect on Netscape or Homepage Builder... but who knows?

You could try deleting all these things and see if it has an affect...
if you determine something, please let us know.   If for some odd reason
we're creating an incompatability, we certainly want to fix it!


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