Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 244901
Thunderbird 126.96.36.199 refuses to start
Last modified: 2008-02-29 08:54:26 EST
Description of problem: After the yum update to thunderbird 188.8.131.52-1.fc7
thunderbird refuses to start.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Solution: The directory /usr/lib/thunderbird-184.108.40.206 has wrong permissions
(700). Doing a "chown 755 /usr/lib/thunderbird-220.127.116.11" solved the problem.
I'm sorry. The solution is not
chown 755 /usr/lib/thunderbird-18.104.22.168
chmod 755 /usr/lib/thunderbird-22.214.171.124
(In reply to comment #0)
I just experienced the same problem during an upgrade from thunderbird-126.96.36.199
Just rebuilt the rpm from scratch. Permissions are correct in the
RPM_BUILD_ROOT. Can't see any problems in the SPEC file.
If I completely remove thunderbird and reinstalling via yum. The permissions are
correct. Hmm... note that /usr/lib/thunderbird-188.8.131.52 does not get removed
when I do an 'rpm -e'. I removed it manually so I could see what happens to perms.
This is reminds me of another bug where files under /usr/share/mime
loose their world access permissions. Maybe another package is screwing with the
perms. Perhaps its something in the yum transaction.
The update set that triggered the issue for me this morning was as follows:
Jul 22 11:50:49 Updated: cairo.i386 1.4.10-1.fc7
Jul 22 11:50:49 Updated: gnome-python2-extras.i386 2.14.3-4.fc7
Jul 22 11:51:41 Installed: kernel.i686 184.108.40.206-27.fc7
Jul 22 11:51:42 Updated: gnome-python2-libegg.i386 2.14.3-4.fc7
Jul 22 11:51:42 Updated: mdadm.i386 2.6.2-4.fc7
Jul 22 11:51:43 Updated: livna-config-display.noarch 0.0.15-1.lvn7
Jul 22 11:51:54 Installed: kernel-devel.i686 220.127.116.11-27.fc7
Jul 22 11:51:58 Updated: thunderbird.i386 18.104.22.168-1.fc7
Jul 22 11:51:59 Updated: cairo-devel.i386 1.4.10-1.fc7
Jul 22 11:52:00 Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 100.14.11-22.214.171.124.1_27.fc7
Jul 22 11:52:01 Updated: rpmdevtools.noarch 5.4-1.fc7
Jul 22 11:52:02 Updated: autofs.i386 5.0.1-20
Jul 22 11:52:02 Updated: gnome-python2-gtkhtml2.i386 2.14.3-4.fc7
Jul 22 11:52:04 Updated: kernel-headers.i386 126.96.36.199-27.fc7
I'll see if I can replicate this.
I had the same problem when i updated to 188.8.131.52. The following packages where
Jul 21 15:02:25 Updated: cairo.i386 1.4.10-1.fc7
Jul 21 15:02:31 Updated: aqbanking.i386 2.3.2-1.fc7
Jul 21 15:02:32 Updated: qbanking.i386 2.3.2-1.fc7
Jul 21 15:02:41 Updated: gnucash-docs.noarch 2.2.0-1.fc7
Jul 21 15:02:41 Updated: gnome-python2-extras.i386 2.14.3-4.fc7
Jul 21 15:02:48 Installed: goffice04.i386 0.4.0-2.fc7
Jul 21 15:02:51 Installed: gtkhtml3.i386 3.14.3-1.fc7
Jul 21 15:03:16 Updated: gnucash.i386 2.2.0-1.fc7
Jul 21 15:03:18 Updated: libpaper.i386 1.1.21-1.fc7.1
Jul 21 15:04:36 Installed: kernel.i686 184.108.40.206-27.fc7
Jul 21 15:04:37 Updated: gnome-python2-libegg.i386 2.14.3-4.fc7
Jul 21 15:04:37 Updated: livna-config-display.noarch 0.0.15-1.lvn7
Jul 21 15:04:55 Installed: kernel-devel.i686 220.127.116.11-27.fc7
Jul 21 15:04:56 Installed: kmod-nvidia.i686 100.14.11-18.104.22.168.1_27.fc7
Jul 21 15:05:05 Updated: thunderbird.i386 22.214.171.124-1.fc7
Jul 21 15:05:07 Updated: autofs.i386 1:5.0.1-20
Jul 21 15:05:08 Updated: gnome-python2-gtkhtml2.i386 2.14.3-4.fc7
Jul 21 15:05:11 Updated: kernel-headers.i386 126.96.36.199-27.fc7
An observation: My /usr/lib/thunderbird-188.8.131.52 directory was not empty after
the update, because of german dictionaries in ./components/myspell. But i don't
think this can have anything to do with the problem.
When i reinstall thunderbird with
rpm -e thunderbird
rm -rf /usr/lib/thunderbird-184.108.40.206 (because of german dictionaries again)
yum -y install thunderbird
the problem does not occur.
I've isolated this as an issue with pup running via userhelper.
Will submit some notes after dinner:-)
Just created Bug 249180 under pirut which I believe may be the real cause of
this issue. May also be something to do with PAM or consolehelper.
Created attachment 159900 [details]
specfile patch to explictly 'own' the mozappdir
Following the discussion under bug 249180, this patch appears to solve the
problem. Have tested using pup and a local repository.
Kahlil, thanks for the help debugging this. does changing that line to read
fix the problem, too? If not, then there's a file that's being pulled in that
we should explicitly list. Can you provide a diff of the files listed by:
rpm -ql thunderbird
Before and after your patch?
also fixes the problem:-)
For me, it only occurs when using pup or system-install-packages and seems to
have something to do with me having set my (non-root) umask to 0007.
This is fixed in rawhide, btw.