Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489450
Enigmail crashes SeaMonkey
Last modified: 2009-12-18 03:59:27 EST
Description of problem:
SeaMonkey with Enigmail crashes when selecting a GPG signed mail or an OpenPGP menu item.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
SeaMonkey 1.1.14 (Enigmail 0.95.7 and 0.94.3)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Enigmail 0.95.7 (non-GTK1 version) or 0.94.3 (GTK1 version)
With both Enigmail versions:
2. Click on a signed e-mail
With Enigmail 0.95.7:
2. Click any OpenPGP menu item
SeaMonkey crashes, i.e. all windows disappear.
E-mail is displayed/Dialog windows appear.
An strace of the SeaMonkey process shows that it successfully executes "gpg --charset utf8 --batch --no-tty --version" but then it dies with a segfault.
The Enigmail guys do not feel responsible for debugging the interaction of their product with distro packaged Browsers. They say I should use a Fedora Enigmail package (which doesn't exist AFAIK).
BTW: Bugzilla's advanced search form lacks the seamonkey component.
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 also install seamonkey-debuginfo (debuginfo-install is from
Then run seamonkey with a parameter -g. That will start seamonkey running inside of gdb debugger. Then use command run and do whatever you did to make seamonkey 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.
I installed seamonkey-debuginfo and ran "seamonkey -g" but it isn't started inside gdb. When I tried to run in inside gdb manually, I get the following:
[cg@nillepu ~]$ gdb /usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.14/seamonkey-bin
GNU gdb Fedora (6.8-29.fc10)
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law. Type "show copying"
and "show warranty" for details.
This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"...
Starting program: /usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.14/seamonkey-bin
/usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.14/seamonkey-bin: error while loading shared libraries:
libxpcom_core.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Program exited with code 0177.
[cg@nillepu ~]$ ldd /usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.14/seamonkey-bin | grep libxpcom
libxpcom.so => /usr/lib/xulrunner-1.9/libxpcom.so (0x0064c000)
libxpcom_core.so => not found
Created attachment 335061 [details]
gdb output of SeaMonkey when clicking on gpg signed e-mail
Seems that SeaMonkey needs LD_LIBRARY_PATH to be set ... Find the gdb output attached.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I installed seamonkey-debuginfo and ran "seamonkey -g" but it isn't started
> inside gdb.
Which is actually seamonkey's bug in itself. Please, do file it in our bugzilla, copmonent seamonkey.
Thanks in advance.
Where did you get the enigmail binary from?
It might be some incompatibility between the binary builds.
You should be able to start seamonkey "the usual way" and "inside gdb" with the following command:
seamonkey -g -d gdb
But your debug output is sufficient to tell me that you crash in engimail.
The crash is not in seamonkey, so there's not much I can do here.
The bug should be reported against enigmail.
Or even better, before you do so, make sure you get a binary that is compatible with this fedora release and seamonkey version.
I don't know how to do this. You might have to follow enigmail build instructions and do a build yourself?
At the very least, you need to have debug symbols for enigmail installed on your system. Without it, nobody knows where exactly it is crashing:
Thread 1 (Thread 0xb7fe5b20 (LWP 3451)):
#0 ~nsCOMPtr_base (this=0x3) at nsCOMPtr.cpp:80
#1 0x01e271ea in ?? () from /usr/lib/seamonkey-1.1.14/components/libenigmime.so
#2 0xbfffc660 in ?? ()
#3 0x08f77374 in ?? ()
#4 0x00000000 in ?? ()
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