Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 146339
Unable to run firefox after installing FC3 problem with JS_dtostr
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:59 EST
Description of problem:
firefox seg faults and drops core on startup
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
firefox 1.0 and fedora core 3 with no updates
1. install an abbreviated fc3
o no kde, no gnome, no graphics, just enough to
have a working system
trace from core file reveals we get to nsProfileLock's
Looks like JS_dtostr in libmozjs.so is the culprit
also js_NumberToString (looks the same)
I did a lot of searching and subscribed to fedora-devel.
There seems to be a problem with gcc search google for prdtoa.c
and you'll see what I mean.
I even tried to build firefox (AVIARY branch) but ran into the
same problem but it cropped up in shlibsign.
I installed FC3 twice on a fresh disk same result both times
What does "rpm -q firefox" say?
I should have said that comes with FC3, I thought it was 1 but it's
Also included the anaconda kickstart file:
# Kickstart file automatically generated by anaconda.
langsupport --default=en_US.UTF-8 en_US.UTF-8
xconfig --card "ATI Rage 128" --videoram 32768 --hsync 30-96 --vsync 50-140
--resolution 800x600 --depth 16
network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5
# The following is the partition information you requested
# Note that any partitions you deleted are not expressed
# here so unless you clear all partitions first, this is
# not guaranteed to work
#part / --fstype "ext3" --onpart hda1
#part swap --noformat --onpart hda2
To 'ye who reads this here message.....shall I be givin' up all hope on this?
No doubt there are more important bugs. I have abandoned all hope. Installing
new firefox from mozilla.org gives me same problem.
I think I've heard reports that the i386 version works. Have you tried that?
Unfortunately, I won't be able to get to look at this for a while, but it is on
the list of bugs I have flagged to fix for FC4.
Dunno where to find i386 version?? I only find this
Between comment #2 and the fact that this bug is filed against athlon not
x86_64, I think Richard Hubbell already tried the i386 version and still hit
this problem. (I haven't seen this problem however.)
To Barry K. Nathan, how did you try to repro? Or are you just saying
"I don't have this problem, haven't ever seen this problem from anyone" ?
I'm saying whenver I've installed FC3, firefox has Just Worked(tm). I've never
seen this crash.
I don't think I've tried installing X and Firefox on a minimal install and
testing that setup, however. (It's possible that I did that once and that it
also worked for me, but I don't remember for sure, so I need to try again at
some point. "some point" definitely won't be today or tomorrow, though.)
I suppose I've had stranger hardware problems, but this ranks right up there.
Turns out my cpu was bad. Don't understand anything more about it. I could do
most everything on the computer. Exceptions were running any browser. firefox,
mozilla, konqueor, opera. All a no go. The GTK color picker would crash. I had
problems with gpg, but only in some versions. I finally realized it was a cpu
problem after running seti. It behaved very strangely and I got OVERFLOW errors.
I could compile linux kernels with no apparent problems either. All is a go
after replacing the athlon with a duron. I can't figure out how to retire this
so I'll leave that up to you.
It should be closed as "NOTABUG". (I'm not the bug reporter, nor am I a Red Hat
employee, so I can't do that myself.)
closing NOTABUG as per comment #10.