Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 72688
mozilla needs current glibc as prereq
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:03 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start with redhat 7.3
2. upgrade mozilla/galeon with all dependencies but not glibc (which is not an
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.
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).