Bug 155833 - Firefox does not look for its libraries at the right place
Firefox does not look for its libraries at the right place
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
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Reported: 2005-04-24 09:13 EDT by Sylvain Rouillard
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2007-01-22 05:29:15 EST
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log of "strace -e trace=open firefox" (11.44 KB, text/plain)
2005-04-24 09:13 EDT, Sylvain Rouillard
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Description Sylvain Rouillard 2005-04-24 09:13:58 EDT
Description of problem:
For nearly every lib it calls, Firefox is looking in several directories before
finding the correct location. This is not a critical bug, as firefox starts and
works correctly. Though it could probably start even faster if it knew where to
look.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 1.0.3 (I did not
check with earlier versions)


How reproducible:
always


Steps to Reproduce:
1. strace -e trace=open firefox
2. look at the log
  
Actual results:
For nearly every lib it calls, Firefox is looking in several directories before
finding the correct location. See text file attached.

Expected results:
Would be great if it could find the right ones first shot.

Additional info:
I wanted to compile firefox from source to check if this behaviour is by design,
or if that's an RPM issue. Unfortunately, the compilation didn't make it through...
Comment 1 Sylvain Rouillard 2005-04-24 09:13:58 EDT
Created attachment 113596 [details]
log of "strace -e trace=open firefox"
Comment 2 Sylvain Rouillard 2005-05-06 02:38:42 EDT
Still valid after the upgrade to
$ rpm -q firefox
firefox-1.0.3-4
Comment 3 Sylvain Rouillard 2005-11-05 03:58:01 EST
I checked, out of curiosity, if things had changed since the ancient times where
I reported this.

$ rpm -q firefox
firefox-1.5-0.5.0.rc1

on FC4.

and still the same. When launched, firefox looks for its libs in many places
before hitting /lib64/, where the actual libs reside.

It looks like this report did not get any audience though, so probably it should
get closed.
Comment 4 Christian Iseli 2007-01-22 05:24:56 EST
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd.

Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and
either update the target product or close it ?

Thanks.
Comment 5 Sylvain Rouillard 2007-01-22 05:29:15 EST
Must be a joke.

Anyways...
Comment 6 Christopher Aillon 2007-01-29 13:09:56 EST
It's really more of a system issue than just firefox.  You'll see that nearly
every program on the system has the same issue....

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