Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 315521
Segmentation fault in thunderbird with lightning because of missing compat-libstdc++-33
Last modified: 2007-12-14 05:10:01 EST
Description of problem:
perhaps because I have installed lightning
perhaps because it connects to an exchange server via imap and I just changed
the password on the server
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
right now reproducible
Steps to Reproduce:
1. open thunderbird, see list of mails
2. click mail, see that it writes "downloading message in the status bar"
Created attachment 213601 [details]
gdb session with debuginfo and thread apply all bt
disabling lightning seems to make the problem non-reproducible
I had installed the xpi from https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/2313
The toolchain used to build the xpi is likely different, which makes it not
compatible with the RPM.
Sounds reasonable; they provide platform-specific downloads - but apparently not
Is that your conclusion or a theory?
I knew that addons were powerfull enough to be dangerous, but I would expect
mozilla/thunderbird to have some kind of api compatibility check.
Is there a better/recommended way to try sunbird/lightning?
It's just a theory, but one which I believe is quite likely to be true, given
other known incompatibilities. I wonder if installing the compat-libstdc++33
package (or whatever it's called) will help in your case. It does in some other
cases. Else, probably need to compile it manually.
I installed compat-libstdc++-33, installed lightning again, and now it seems to
work. More specific: I doesn't crash where it did before. A quick test shows
that I can at least send mail and that lightning can show a google calender.
So the cause of the problem has been identified and a workaround made for me.
Other fedora users trying the same will get the same problem. I think the issue
should be left open until a general solution has been found.
A workaround is to get lightning packaged as rpm with "proper" dependencies. Or
to get it packaged without any need for dependencies...
Until then it would be nice if upstream could inform about the requirement on