Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 452610
Firefox 3.0 Beta 5 Segmentation Faults
Last modified: 2008-07-03 08:56:36 EDT
Description of problem: Firefox seg faults on certain URLs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Visit http://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/jtwc.php
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Bring up FF and visit http://metocph.nmci.navy.mil/jtwc.php
Additional info: This also fails on a RHELv4.6 system with only FF updated from
the beta channel.
Created attachment 310097 [details]
Core file from segfault
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 get your system to some released state (RHEL4.6 or 4.7), and then install
-debuginfo rpm for firefox (see
http://people.redhat.com/duffy/debuginfo/index-js.html for the way how to get
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.
Please, include in the comment of this bug also output of the command
rpm -qa \*firefox\* \*plug\* \*xulrun\* \*flash\*
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
I went to the URL http://people.redhat.com/duffy/debuginfo/index-js.html and was
unable to find any debuginfo rpm's for firefox-3.0-0.beta5.3.el4.
Please point me to the correct place to pick this up.
OK, so the probably best way would be to wait for the final release of
fedora-3.0-1 which will happen in next few days, then you will have -debuginfo
on ftp.redhat.com and everything will me less complicated. Please, try it when
it will be available, and let us know.
In meantime, you can also try upstream binary from
Does it break for you as well?
Thank you for your cooperation.
If I use the Mozilla released FF 3.0 binary with the evolution28 libpangocairo
it will crash on startup. (I added /usr/evolution28/lib to ldconfig's path).
If I use libpangocairo from frysk it will fail while loading a page with the error:
/usr/local/firefox/firefox-bin: symbol lookup error:
/usr/local/firefox/libxul.so: undefined symbol: FT_GlyphSlot_Embolden
firefox-3.0-1.el4 (final) should be released in next 4.7 beta snapshot 5, please
check it after release.
It seems as if the latest update of freetype has fixed the crash. However, ff3
(released version 3.0) will crash with a segfault on Quit. I moved my
.mozilla/firefox directory out of the way and created a new one and even after
adding in all the themes and extensions it no longer crashes on quit.
So, the question is... Do you want to continue looking into this or close it as
If this is really the corruption of ~/.mozilla directory problem, than I am
afraid we will give up on this.
Closing as NOTABUG (anymore).