Bug 5053 - bus error after upgrade to XFree86 3.3.5
bus error after upgrade to XFree86 3.3.5
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 6409
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netscape (Show other bugs)
5.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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: 5899 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-09-10 15:28 EDT by morgan
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-01 22:12:44 EST
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Description morgan 1999-09-10 15:28:31 EDT
Background: Redhat 5.2, fully upgraded with latest packages
according to errata page.  Using roaming profiles with
netscape.

After upgrading to the XFree86 3.3.5 packages, netscape
crashes with a bus error after I enter my profile password
and click ok.  The bus error occurs before any of the
windows pop up telling me it is downloading my profile.

If I remove my ~/.netscape directory, netscape loads fine.
I tell it to use my roaming profile, quit netscape, and I
get a bus error again after I start netscape and enter my
profile password.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-09-19 19:38:59 EDT
Try upgrading netscape?  Since we don't have the source code to
netscape, there's not much we can do about it...  Sorry.  :-(
Comment 2 morgan 1999-09-20 11:51:59 EDT
I figured out, after downloading a half-dozen different copies of
netscape, that the libc5 based version works fine.  If I use any
version compiled against glibc... bus error!
Comment 3 Laurent CREPET 1999-10-25 03:46:59 EDT
Using netscape communicator 4.70 and 4.61 (from Netscape, or from
RedHat), I got bus error (randomly) when I close a window.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 1999-11-01 13:55:59 EST
*** Bug 5899 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Since I updated to XFree86 3.3.5-1.5 the login dialog in
netscape (I tryed 4.61 and 4.7 and both fail) is no longer
working: When I want do download a page which is password
protected the login dialog appears but when I press Enter
after typing in user-name and passord netscape crashes with
a bus error. This happens even if I supply the wrong
password.
I have RH5.2 and kernel 2.0.36 and I have installed all
relevant Erratas. I installed netscape 4.7 from SRPM and
4.61 from the binary rpms and both crash in this situation.

------- Additional Comments From   10/28/99 15:16 -------
I can confirm this problem.
netscape-navigator-4.7-1
XFree86-3.3.3.1-22
libc-5.3.12-29
Happens with earlier versions of netscape as well. It crashes
sometimes, sometimes it does not. But its always while accessing
password protected web pages. Really annoying.
Comment 5 jdalbec 1999-11-27 15:00:59 EST
I got bus errors every time I closed a window using:
netscape-common-4.7-0.i386.rpm
netscape-communicator-4.7-0.i386.rpm
I installed communicator-v47-us.x86-unknown-linuxglibc2.0.tar.gz
and the errors went away (so far).
I haven't tried password-protected pages yet.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-01 22:12:59 EST
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6409 ***

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