Bug 455633 - firefox not functional when places.sqlite* is corrupted
firefox not functional when places.sqlite* is corrupted
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-16 14:12 EDT by Rik van Riel
Modified: 2008-07-16 18:06 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-07-16 15:23:10 EDT
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Description Rik van Riel 2008-07-16 14:12:07 EDT
Description of problem:

When my system was powered off (something fell on the power bar switch), firefox
left an inconsistent places.sqlite* in place.

After reboot and restarting firefox, the following things were broken:
- no working back button, reload button or stop button
- urls were not displayed in the url bar (except the last url typed)
- no working "back" functionality in the browser
- every tab was shown as "loading" (spinning loader thingy), the favicon was
never shown

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. start up firefox with a broken places.sqlite* (in my case,
places.sqlite-journal was 0 size)
2. suffer all kinds of bugs and missing functionality
Expected results:

The browser should detect that places.sqlite* is inconsistent.  Maybe it could
reinitialize the places.sqlite*, since removing those files restored firefox to
its former glory - everything now works again.

Additional info:

Removing places.sqlite* makes firefox work again like it should.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-16 15:23:10 EDT
We found that this bug has been already registered in the upstream database
(https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=445565) and believe that it is
more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.

Red Hat will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug
tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration
in future updates.

Thank you for the bug report.
Comment 2 Matěj Cepl 2008-07-16 18:06:50 EDT
Rik, could you please add yourself to the upstream bug?

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