Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 47823
heisenbug involving will/won't run for one user: rest seem fine.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:00 EDT
I don't know how I have achieved this.
I can no now longer recall whether I originally ran mozilla successfully
as a plain user, 'hobbit'. I believe I did. Subsequently I experimented
with nautilus as this user and it wouldn't start the help browser, which
I believe is a mozilla?
So I tried to run it from the command line. It wouldn't. It segfaulted
repeatedly on attempts to run it. The backtrace is all "in ?? ()" so I
have spared you that. It would run for root when I su'd to it, and it
would run for a test user.
I was going to speculate that perhaps when I changed the preferences
for the hobbit user I had found a bug, but I just attempted to verity
that it still wouldn't run for hobbit and now it will.
All of this was in the same X session, using su user and ssh -l user to
I'm sorry this is so nebulous. What more info do you need? The only other
potential clue is that rpm -V mozilla complains:
[hobbit@pwca hobbit]$ rpm -V mozilla
but I don't know whether this is relevant.
Created attachment 22967 [details]
script of moz working for all users except one
Well, that's just scary. Is that version 0.9.1 like the other bug reports I've
just gotten from you two? :)
There was a problem with 0.9.1 that was fixed just before 0.9.2 was released
related to profiles and starting up. This might be it. Can you try that
version of the rpm and get back to me?
Sure. Um. Where from? :)
Normally I'd saw rawhide but it looks like rawhide hasn't been updated with
newer packages. Alan should be able to get it from the internal red hat trees.
If not you can get it from here:
The differences between that and the Red Hat rpms are mostly cosmetic so you
should be able to use it to test this problem.
<telsa> It hasn't happned again, so I presume fixed.
Do we have a Works For Telsa resolution?