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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041020
Description of problem:
Mozilla fails to startup/appreg for 1st time mozilla users. Initially this appears to be a Mozilla issue, but since the failure only occurs when the user's home directory is an NFS mounted IRIX type=1 filesystem and the desktop running Mozilla is FC3, I don't know that mozilla is the problem.
Fedora Core 3 failing desktop environment is with desktop running 2.6.9-1.681_FC3 kernel and mozilla 1.7.3. Mozilla will attempt to startup for first-time mozilla users, the ~username/.mozilla directory is created and some appreg entries are entered, ~username/.mozilla/default directory is created, but ~username/.mozilla/default/*.slt is not created and mozilla exits without firing up a window. The ~username home directory is NFS mounted from an IRIX 6.5.x fileserver.
Within our desktop/server environment home directories are mounted from IRIX NFS servers. Some of the home directories are on IRIX type version =1 filesystems and other home directories are on IRIX type version =2 filesystems.
The strange mozilla startup failure occurs only for users that mount home directories from IRIX type version=1 filesystems. Mozilla fires up as expected when the user's home directoy is an NFS mounted IRIX type version =2 filesystem (same NFS server, same shares, same mount options) or when the home directory is local to the workstation.
We are running some RedHat 9 workstations within our environment and the failure does not occur when running Mozilla 1.4 and NFS mounting IRIX type version =1 filesystems.
I downgraded one of the FC3 desktop systems to Mozilla 1.4 and the failure occurs with Mozilla 1.4 and FC3.
I've upgraded to kernel 2.6.9-1.724_FC2 and Mozilla 1.7.5 and the failure still occurs. I've upgraded the desktop to glibc-2.3.4-2.fc3, but no help.
The problem seems to be only during the mozilla appreg. If Mozilla is started up on a RedHat 9 system and the appropriate ~username/.mozilla/appreg and default is created the same username is then able to run Mozilla on an FC3 system without error.
Not sure how to pursue this issue
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.9-1.724.FC3 and mozilla 1.7.5
Steps to Reproduce:
1.place user home directory on IRIX type version=1 filesystem
Actual Results: mozilla attempts to run, but exits during ~username/.mozilla directory structure creation
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