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      I gotta admire JWZ by having essentially the exact same terrible LiveJournal theme for, as far as I can recall, the last 20something years.

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        I think it’s come full circle and become cool again…

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      I’ve tested that on Red Hat 9 and Ubuntu 7.10

      Has anyone tried testing this on newer Ununtus? Also do these binaries work on amd64?

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        Has anyone tried testing this on newer Ununtus? Also do these binaries work on amd64?

        It’s possible to get the binaries working on newer Debian on amd64 (that’s what I’ve tried, so no reason why Ubuntu won’t work), but I think I needed to add /lib/ld.so-1.9.5 in exactly that location to get the old libc5 to work at all. I’ve not been able to find a way to skip this so that it could be installed just in a user homedir, say. If I remember correctly (it was a year or so ago I tried this) you don’t need any distro-provided 32-bit libraries as they are all in those downloads from jwz.org. And DNS isn’t working in Netscape 3.04 for me, but I’m sure that was something which happened when it was new and there was a fix that I can’t now find…

        It feels excessive to have a container or snap or something to run them in, but that’s probably the easiest way to include everything in the correct locations so that you don’t need to keep fixing it when anything changes on new distros.

        For info, the really old versions are a.out pre-ELF binaries and they no longer work on anything as a.out support has been removed from the Linux kernel (fairly recently though!)

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      Looks like Verizon still owns the mcom.com domain (they bought Yahoo, which had bought AOL, or maybe I am remembering that incorrectly). Hilarious to know that somewhere in the bowels of a Verizon data center somewhere there’s a server still hosting that content!

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        I don’t know if it’s still true but it wasn’t that long ago that the 800 number you’d dial for AOL tech support was Quantum Link’s number.