BrowserG! Installation for Unix


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This section explains how to install and run webclient using the unix binary distributions. This install guide is targetted towards for RedHat 6.2. and Solaris 2.8, but may work on other systems.  If you come across anything that is incorrect, email us  to share with the rest of the folks.

  1. Un-install any existing webclient installations.

  2. Install JRE 1.3 from

  3. Set the system environment variable JDKHOME to be the location where you installed the JRE, something like /usr/java/jdk1.3.1_01.

  4. In the BrowserG.bat, set $JDKHOME to directory where you extracted the jdk.

  5. Install (430 KB) to /usr/browserg directory.

  6. In the BrowserG.bat file, set $BROWSERG_HOME to directory where you extracted BrowserG! (/usr/browserg).

  7. Install Netscape 6.1, from, or Mozilla 0.9.2, from under the usr/browserg/external/Moz/ directory.  

  8. Run the browser installed in the previous step and configure any proxy settings you may need to operate the browser.
  9. Using the browser from the previous step, visit the xpinstall page for the webclient linux binary: Click on the "Webclient for Linux Platforms" or "Webclient for Solaris SPARC" button, which ever is appropriate for your system.

  10. Exit the browser. Locate the directory where you installed the browser from the first step. In that directory hierarchy, find the directory that contains the file Set that directory as the value of the environment variable MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME.

  11. Make sure no process with the name "xpicleanup" is still running after the browser exits.


  1. cd to $BROWSERG_HOME

  2. run ./BrowserG.bat

  3. You should now see BrowserG! start up.

    To install Plug-ins go out to new How to set up plug-ins in BrowserG!  web page.