Bug 72688 - mozilla needs current glibc as prereq
Summary: mozilla needs current glibc as prereq
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mozilla   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-08-26 17:56 UTC by Bert de Bruijn
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-25 07:48:27 UTC
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Description Bert de Bruijn 2002-08-26 17:56:36 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020809

Description of problem:
when mozilla is installed before the new (current) glibc is installed,
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.1/regxpcom can not be run and
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.1/component.reg can not be created. Both mozilla and galeon
will fail to run if this file is missing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start with redhat 7.3
2. upgrade mozilla/galeon with all dependencies but not glibc (which is not an
explicit prereq)
3. try starting mozilla or galeon
4. rpm -V mozilla
5. run /usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.1/regxpcom

Actual Results:  mozilla/galeon cannot start (failed to initialize mozilla
libraries) because the component.reg file is missing or empty.
rpm -V mozilla shows something wrong with component.reg.
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.1/regxpcom gives a library error, and cannot run.

Expected Results:  component.reg should be remade by
/usr/lib/mozilla-1.0.1/mozilla-rebuild-databases.pl (in the post-install
scripts). The script is run, but the binaries don't work with older glibc's.

Additional info:

This is not a problem in a full install or full upgrade. It can give problems in
manual upgrade (because the rpm prereqs don't force the correct installation
order and dependencies).

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