Bug 230158 - seamonkey-1.0.8-x (critical) update prevents evolution from starting
Summary: seamonkey-1.0.8-x (critical) update prevents evolution from starting
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: seamonkey (Show other bugs)
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Version: 3.8
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Martin Stransky
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
Keywords: Regression
: 231510 231547 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 229987
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-26 22:24 UTC by Jack Neely
Modified: 2014-01-21 22:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-04-02 13:34:48 UTC
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0077 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: seamonkey security update 2007-03-13 15:30:13 UTC

Description Jack Neely 2007-02-26 22:24:06 UTC
This affect RHEL 3 as well.

+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #229987 +++

The seamonkey-1.0.8-x (critical) update prevents evolution from starting.

The following error occurs:

(evolution:32071): evolution-smime-WARNING **: Failed all methods for
initializing NSS

Trying to build evolution from the SRPM also does not work as the path for nspr
(mozilla 37:1.8) is not the same as the path for nspr (seamonkey 1.0.8).

Using the patch attached to this bug:  

I was able to start Evolution building ... whether it fixes this bug, I will
report when it finishes.

-- Additional comment from johnny@centos.org on 2007-02-25 11:14 EST --
rebuilding evolution did not help, the RPM produced built against seamonkey
1.0.8 is identical to the one produced against mozilla

-- Additional comment from johnny@centos.org on 2007-02-25 14:50 EST --
There is a fix that works as a work around until another solution is done, which
list to create this symbolic link:

cd /usr/lib

ln -s firefox- .

Having libfreeb13.so in /usr/lib allows evolution to start ... removing it
prevents it from starting.

This fix is from the centos bugs tracker and mailing list:


-- Additional comment from hsa@tufon.com on 2007-02-25 16:12 EST --
I have exactly the same issue. After the latest rhn update evolution failed to
start. I did as suggested by Johnny (thanks), and got evolution to start.  This
is very urgent, as I am sure many other people are running into the same issue,
and are completely lost as I!

-- Additional comment from johnny@centos.org on 2007-02-26 02:25 EST --
OK ... that file name should have a "lowercase L" (l) not a one (1) ...

cd /usr/lib
ln -s firefox-

-- Additional comment from mjc@redhat.com on 2007-02-26 06:17 EST --
*** Bug 230048 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

-- Additional comment from mjc@redhat.com on 2007-02-26 06:49 EST --
libfreebl3.so is new to NSS3.11 and it is dlopened by libsoftokn3.so.  Therefore
the seamonkey-nss library should be shipping libfreebl3.so in /usr/lib (and not
in the seamonkey main rpm).  We are therefore respinning seamonkey packages to
replace the current erratum packages and will expidite them through QE and
release engineering.

-- Additional comment from rik.theys@esat.kuleuven.ac.be on 2007-02-26 08:05 EST --
FYI: This bug also breaks gaim

-- Additional comment from pm-rhel@redhat.com on 2007-02-26 11:24 EST --
This bugzilla has Keywords: Regression.  

Since no regressions are allowed between releases, 
it is also being proposed as a blocker for this release.  

Please resolve ASAP.

-- Additional comment from mbarnes@redhat.com on 2007-02-26 14:39 EST --
*** Bug 230111 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

-- Additional comment from bugzilla@redhat.com on 2007-02-26 16:47 EST --

An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.


Comment 1 daryl herzmann 2007-03-08 22:38:47 UTC

What is the status of fixing this bug? It effects Gaim as well.

Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2007-03-08 22:57:04 UTC
We'll get something out ASAP.  Sorry about it.

Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2007-03-12 13:55:05 UTC
*** Bug 231547 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Martin Stransky 2007-03-14 08:50:55 UTC
*** Bug 231510 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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