Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 448738
no libgtkembedmoz.so after firefox update
Last modified: 2017-04-04 16:44:39 EDT
Description of problem:
RHEL5 was released with a firefox providing shared libraries for other
applications using embedded mozilla. Removing shared libraries in an update
breaks other applications (not from RHEL channel).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Commercial applications that are supported by the vendor on a platform (RHEL5)
depend on interfaces not being changed after the platform release has been
declared stable. The removal of firefox 1.5 in an update violates this obvious
requirement on enterprise platforms.
Although xulrunner provides a more stable and better suited interface, it can't
be used as a replacement by existing applications in production since it
requires code changes and a complete rebuild of the applications.
There is also no migration path since xulrunner was not available in RHEL5
before firefox 1.5 was removed.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 shipped it's last minor release, 5.11, on September 14th, 2014. On March 31st, 2017 RHEL 5 exits Production Phase 3 and enters Extended Life Phase. For RHEL releases in the Extended Life Phase, Red Hat will provide limited ongoing technical support. No bug fixes, security fixes, hardware enablement or root-cause analysis will be available during this phase, and support will be provided on existing installations only. If the customer purchases the Extended Life-cycle Support (ELS), certain critical-impact security fixes and selected urgent priority bug fixes for the last minor release will be provided. The specific support and services provided during each phase are described in detail at http://redhat.com/rhel/lifecycle
This BZ does not appear to meet ELS criteria so is being closed WONTFIX. If this BZ is critical for your environment and you have an Extended Life-cycle Support Add-on entitlement, please open a case in the Red Hat Customer Portal, https://access.redhat.com ,provide a thorough business justification and ask that the BZ be re-opened for consideration of an errata. Please note, only certain critical-impact security fixes and selected urgent priority bug fixes for the last minor release can be considered.