Bug 442833 - firefox - SIGSEGV on startup
firefox - SIGSEGV on startup
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-17 01:20 EDT by fred2
Modified: 2008-06-16 23:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-16 23:06:36 EDT
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requested debug output (but see comments - may be incomplete) (1.92 KB, text/plain)
2008-04-18 15:59 EDT, fred2
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Description fred2 2008-04-17 01:20:28 EDT
Description of problem:
recent upgrade (via yum) of firefox fc7 to new version results in SIGSEGV at 
startup. previous version ( Feb 16 14:37:44 Updated: firefox -
1.fc7.x86_64) worked fine. 
no workaround discovered yet, so cannot use firefox.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
non-working (new):
working (previous):

How reproducible:
100%, whether i use htmlview, or /usr/lib64/firefox- 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. htmlview. or run firefox-bin
Actual results:
$ gdb /usr/lib64/firefox-
GNU gdb Red Hat Linux (6.6-16.fc7rh)

(no debugging symbols found)
(no debugging symbols found)

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread 46912506956672 (LWP 3839)]
0x000000341a20a645 in _dl_relocate_object () from /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2

details of ld lib referenced by segv:
$ ll /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 2007-07-13 09:20 /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 -> ld-

$ ll /lib64/ld-2.6.so
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 134384 2007-07-08 04:57 /lib64/ld-2.6.so

$ nm /lib64/ld-2.6.so | grep relocate_object
000000341a20a270 t _dl_relocate_object

Expected results:
(prior firefox worked as expected, no segv)

Additional info:

$ uname -a
Linux #1 SMP Sun Feb 10 16:52:18 EST 2008 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 

yum.log (not clear if immediately preceding Gconf2 error affects firefox 
install, multi-pkg update was done):
Apr 12 07:18:24 Updated: gnome-screensaver - 2.18.2-4.fc7.x86_64
Apr 12 07:18:24 Failed to load file "/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/%gconf-tree-
ta.xml": Error on line 4005 char 205: Invalid UTF-8 encoded text

Apr 12 07:18:38 Updated: firefox -
Apr 12 07:18:39 Updated: gnome-python2-extras - 2.14.3-9.fc7.x86_64
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-04-17 09:34:06 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please install firefox-debuginfo; in order to do this you have to enable
-debuginfo repository.

	yum install --enablerepo=\*debuginfo firefox-debuginfo

(if you use x86_64 firefox, install firefox-debuginfo.x86_64  package).

Then run firefox with a parameter -g. That will start firefox running inside of
gdb debugger. Then use command run and do whatever you did to make firefox
crash. When it happens, you should go back to the gdb and run

	(gdb) thread apply all backtrace

This produces usually many screens of the text. Copy all of them into a text
editor and attach the file to the bug as an uncompressed attachment.

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2008-04-17 10:14:50 EDT
Also, should be making it's way out to mirrors very soon.
Comment 3 fred2 2008-04-18 15:59:30 EDT
Created attachment 302933 [details]
requested debug output (but see comments - may be incomplete)

(1) check (& install) debuginfo pkg:
$ yum --enablerepo=\*debuginfo list available '*irefo*'
Available Packages
firefox.i386 	updates        

firefox-32.x86_64			 0.0.1-5.fc7		fedora	       

firefox-debuginfo.x86_64		 3.0-0.54.beta5.fc9    
firefox-devel.x86_64 	updates        

firefox-devel.i386 	updates     

$ rpm -qa|grep firefox

(2) run firefox w/ -g option
$ which firefox
$ file /usr/bin/firefox
/usr/bin/firefox: Bourne shell script text executable
$ firefox -g
Segmentation fault

$ uname -m
[so, i think the script sets:
$MOZ_LIB_DIR/firefox- ]

so, maybe i need to run firefox-bin directly:
$/usr/lib64/firefox- -g
Segmentation fault
hmm, doesn't seem to recognize -g option? 
(note: --help does not list any -g 'Mozilla option' either.)
not clear whether inconsistency in pkg versions might be an issue.

so, run under gdb (not sure if backtrace info is due to
debuginfo, since i did not check it prior to installing 
debuginfo pkg).

in any case, backtrace stdout is attached.
(if more info is needed, i'll be offline for the next week or so).
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 11:26:54 EDT
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 23:06:33 EDT
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