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Bug 109722 - mozilla crashes on this URL [zero length fonts cache files]
mozilla crashes on this URL [zero length fonts cache files]
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mozilla (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Blizzard
Ben Levenson
: 112442 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-11-11 08:36 EST by chip piller
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-01-29 10:41:42 EST
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Description chip piller 2003-11-11 08:36:44 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4.1)

Description of problem:
Mozilla crashes when I try to access this URL:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start mozilla
2.try to access the aforementioned website URL 
3.mozilla crashes

Actual Results:  mozilla crashes

Expected Results:  mozilla should be more robust, it should not die
when going to certain websites

Additional info:
Comment 1 Wendigo 2003-11-13 14:33:10 EST
The same happens if I try to access http://www.gnu.org
Comment 2 Wendigo 2003-11-13 19:01:45 EST
It also crashes on http://www.debian.org

This is too much. It seems like a Microsoft release of Mozilla.
Comment 3 Wendigo 2003-11-13 20:37:41 EST
This problem is arises after upgrading from RH9 to Fedora. It seems
the problem is Mozilla trying to use a font that no longer exists.
See bug 109334 for a workaround.

I created a simlink to the new font and now it works..
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-11-13 23:21:11 EST
None of these pages cause any problems on either of the Fedora
machines (both of which were RedHat 9 machines and were upgraded) that
I use. Could you have a corrupt font installed?
Comment 5 Wendigo 2003-11-14 09:39:39 EST
The font that Mozilla was trying to use didn't existed. 
The symlink to the new font solved the problem with the webpages I was
trying to watch but. The address of the original bug. Still crashes
Mozilla. I guess it's another font.


Seems the upgrade forgot to do something...

Comment 6 chip piller 2003-11-20 09:44:29 EST
I updated mozilla to version 1.4.1-18 and this version of mozilla
still crashes on this URL.
Comment 7 Christopher Blizzard 2003-12-02 17:29:39 EST
This does work in my 1.6b trunk build, but crashes my 1.4.1 build.  So
it's been fixed upstream at some point.
Comment 8 chip piller 2003-12-11 22:04:44 EST
My wife came across another URL that crashes mozilla:

The upstream fix mentioned in comment #7, will Fedora Core see this
fix in an updated mozilla anytime soon?  

What exactly is on these web sites that causes mozilla to crash? 
Comment 9 Harald Korneliussen 2003-12-19 13:57:06 EST
*** Bug 112442 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 10 Harald Korneliussen 2003-12-19 14:24:46 EST
Ah! Now that I created symlinks to the appropriate japanese fonts
things work on the gnu site, the debian site, and the google errors I
reported in bug 112442. And the cartoon network site never seemed to
cause a problem. However


still crashes mozilla, and my strace dump doesn't even contain the
word "font". Looks like this is another bug.
Comment 11 Warren Togami 2004-01-28 21:04:13 EST
Everyone who has these mozilla crashes, please test mozilla-1.6-0 from
rawhide on your FC1 systems and report back if that fixes the problem
or not.
Comment 12 Harald Korneliussen 2004-01-29 06:48:38 EST
I can only find the source RPM, but I'll give it a try.
Comment 13 Wendigo 2004-01-29 10:09:22 EST
Ok. I installed Mozilla 1.6 from rawhide. Now it doesn't crash on any
of the pages. Much faster too. The only problem I had to install with

rpm -Uvh --nodeps *.rpm 

because it complained of Epiphany needing it. 

Now Epiphany doesn't work...

Should I download Epiphany from Rawhide too?...
Comment 14 Jef Spaleta 2004-01-29 10:41:42 EST
Closing this as rawhide, since we've had confirmation in comment 13

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