Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242519
ThunderBird exits/crashes with profiles
Last modified: 2008-10-30 17:55:31 EDT
Description of problem:
ThunderBird just exits or crashes when working with more than one profile.
Profile manager can not be started.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. thunderbird -ProfileManager
just exits if > 1 profiles are present
exits with 'Segmentation fault' if only one profile is present. I created a
new one (mv ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird_save). When starting for the first
time there are no google, newsgroups... choices.
Should work no worser than the upstream version (tar.gz from mozilla.com).
Upstream works just fine and is 11MB (tar.gz, 32MB installed), FC7's is
23MB(rpm, 43MB installed) and ... :-(
package-cleanup --problems shows 'No problems found'.
Another related problem is maybe bug # 242432
sh -x /usr/bin/thunderbird
... export the same variables and so on ...
strace /usr/lib/thunderbird-22.214.171.124/thunderbird-bin -ProfileManager
O_WRONLY|O_CREAT|O_TRUNC|O_LARGEFILE, 0666) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)
which is quite strange, no program (I'm running as normal user, but root's not
exception) should try to write in /usr/lib/whatever AFAIK.
Forgot to mention thar in 3. it works fine, when you close it (normal program
exit) it segfaults.
thunderbird-126.96.36.199-0.rc1.fc7 still has the same problems.
I'm having the same problem... using Fedora 7 and Thunderbird 188.8.131.52.
Still no solution... I must use only one profile with Thunderbird on Fedora! :-(
As a note, multiple profiles is sort of unsupported upstream. There's some
lingering code there which is intended to go away. The preferred solution is to
have a different user. With fast user switching, this should be made easier.
Though I wonder if this is a side effect of bug 244901.
I do not think it is related to #244501 - although that bug made Thunderbird not
start at all.
I can start Thunderbird with multiple profiles if I select the profile from
thunderbird -p default
thunderbird -p work
This seems to work (after rpm -e thunderbird and rm -Rf
/usr/lib/thunderbird-2.0.0.* and yum install thunderbird again)
Using Fedora 8 and Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 (20071115).
Having the same problem,
$ thunderbird -ProfileManager
do not run nothing
2.- Runing thunderbird with a profiles.ini with more than one profile
seems to run but closes.
3.- Specifing a profile of a profiles.ini with more than one profile
$ thunderbird -P profile01
At this point, we're going to only be taking security fixes and major stability
fixes into this release of Fedora. However, we still want to ensure the bug is
fixed in the next version. We'd appreciate if you could test with the latest
version of Thunderbird (220.127.116.11) now available for your distribution and
provide feedback as to whether the problem still exists so we can file a ticket
upstream as soon as possible.
thunderbird-18.104.22.168-1.fc8 -ProfileManager results in a very fast exit. The last
part of the messages from strace looks just the same (components/xpti.dat.tmp)...
The options --sync --no-xshm -safe-mode have no effect.
The thunderbird binary (22.214.171.124) from mozilla.com works just fine on the same
machine/session. I used that to create some profiles. When the checkbox to not
ask about profile on startup is checked fedora's tb starts the last selected
profile, but if it is not checked exits as fast as with -ProfileManager.
Should we update the version to 8?
The "I am providing the requested information for this bug." checkbox did not
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Just tried with FC8 - the same problem.
Can reproduce with thunderbird-126.96.36.199-1.fc9.x86_64
Cannot reproduce with thunderbird-188.8.131.52-1.fc10.i386 -- it just works as it should.
Yep, it's OK with 184.108.40.206.