Bug 155225 - firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1 startup failure
firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1 startup failure
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
4.0
All Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-04-18 04:12 EDT by Warren Togami
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-30 22:35:46 EST
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firefox-strace.txt (3.74 KB, text/plain)
2005-04-18 04:14 EDT, Warren Togami
no flags Details
firefox-diff.txt (398.09 KB, text/plain)
2005-04-18 04:16 EDT, Warren Togami
no flags Details

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Description Warren Togami 2005-04-18 04:12:55 EDT
Description of problem:
firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1 totally fails to start the browser if you upgraded from
FC3's firefox-1.0.3-1.3.1.  While this is an unsupported upgrade path, there is
probably a simple package fix to avoid this problem involving file ownership. 
In order to recover the user must totally uninstall firefox before reinstalling
firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1.

Reproduce Procedure:
[root@ibmlaptop lib]# rpm -e firefox
[root@ibmlaptop lib]# rpm -Uvh /tmp/firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1.i386.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:firefox                ########################################### [100%]
[root@ibmlaptop lib]# cp -a firefox-1.0.3/ firefox-1.0.3.el4
[root@ibmlaptop lib]# rpm -Uvh /tmp/firefox-1.0.3-1.3.1.i386.rpm --oldpackage
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:firefox                ########################################### [100%]
[root@ibmlaptop lib]# rpm -Uvh /tmp/firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1.i386.rpm
Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
   1:firefox                ########################################### [100%]

Then run "firefox" as your non-root user.  Attachments next with more details.
Comment 1 Warren Togami 2005-04-18 04:14:19 EDT
Created attachment 113313 [details]
firefox-strace.txt

strace showing where firefox gets stuck during startup.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-04-18 04:16:58 EDT
Created attachment 113314 [details]
firefox-diff.txt

diff -urN /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.3.el4/ /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.3
Former being a clean install of firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1, latter being
firefox-1.0.3-1.4.1 after upgrade from firefox-1.0.3-1.3.1.
Comment 3 Christopher Aillon 2006-10-30 22:35:46 EST
Going to close since this is a non-supported case and there were no other
reports.  Additionally, this should have gone away with 1.5 since it doesn't do
the registering at install anymore.

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