Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446612
Thunderbird crashing on launch
Last modified: 2009-01-09 02:48:59 EST
Description of problem:
Since updating to the latest T'bird, it has become very unstable - and loosing
all my gmane news lists (30 or so)
[morgan@morgansmachine ~]$ rpm -q thunderbird
Just recently it has started crashing on starting
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2.Enter security password
[morgan@morgansmachine ~]$ thunderbird
/usr/lib/thunderbird-184.108.40.206/run-mozilla.sh: line 131: 16116 Segmentation fault
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 thunderbird-debuginfo (debuginfo-install is from
Then run thunderbid with a parameter -g. That will start thunderbird running
inside of gdb debugger. Then use command run and do whatever you did to make
thunderbird 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.
Created attachment 305798 [details]
gdb debug info for thundebird
I've just twigged that my /home had 0 space on it - so, I've freed up some space
and all seems to running OK. Guess this must have coincided with installing
Thunderbird update - looking at my logs, /home went from 18M to 0M available
last Mon to Tues. So, seems likely.
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