Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 200622
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:26 EST
Description of problem:
The 126.96.36.199-0.el4.1 just pushed out crashes on any en.wikipedia.org article (but
not on the main page). Assuming that wikipedia does not contain malicious or
terribly bad code, this should not happen. The 188.8.131.52 from mozilla.com does not
crash. Java/script on/off makes no difference. No extensions installed.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Visit en.wikipedia.org.
2. Type "redhat" in the search box and hit "go".
Firefox crashes with a similar exit code and error message as noted in bug
#200627 as noted in:
even though bug #200627 is related to firefox extensions.
Confirming, any attempt to open the extensions menu causes firefox to crash too.
I wrote "no extensions" in the original report, but that's of course not true;
all the language packs that come with the package itself were installed there.
rm -rf /usr/lib/firefox-184.108.40.206/extensions/* makes it possible to open the
extensions menu without crashing, but firefox still crashes on wikipedia.
Then again, recompiling with
--- firefox-mozconfig.orig 2006-07-29 14:39:11.000000000 -0500
+++ firefox-mozconfig 2006-07-29 14:39:26.000000000 -0500
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@
fixes the problem. Firefox no longer crashes on wikipedia, nor on opening the
extensions menu with all the language packs intact.
Bug #161576 may have to do with this and bug #139531 does.
The same happens while logged in a Gmail account and e.g. try to compose new mail.
This is a problem with libfreetype. The bug has since been fixed and there is a
new RPM available with the patch in it. See this bug fix advisory for more
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200033 ***