Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 988976
seamonkey tries to use user configured proxy even if system proxy settings is selected
Last modified: 2013-08-08 23:15:01 EDT
Description of problem:
since upgraded to seamonkey 2.19 a few days ago, accessing any urls no longer works.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Always, see additional info for background details/workaround.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start seamonkey
cannot access any url. no error, just timeout.
After suffering this problem for a few days while lynx works, I noticed from netstat that seamonkey is trying to access the stale proxy setting from nearly 10 years ago.
So it looks like seamonkey inherited the firefox 22 bug, but haven't got the fix for some reason (maybe due to a built-in xulrunner equivalent, rather than using the system one).
Switch the proxy setting from "using system proxy setting" to "direct connection to internet" works around this problem.
I have the newer xulrunner from the fix to Bug 978782, but in any case, seasmonkey does not seem to depend on xulrunner, so likely it has its own copy, or something; but seamonkey 2.19 certainly has a firefox 22 gecko rendering engine, and from the work-around, the bug seems the same, but the fix is not.
This bug should be fixed in the latest released Firefox-23.
Since Seamonkey-2.20 shares the code with Firefox-23, we hope that seamonkey-2.20 does fix it as well.
Seamonkey-2.20 should appear soon in updates-testing and in updates after a week.
Reopen this bug if the problem still exist with the version of 2.20
Actually thunderbird also has a private copy of libxul.so, besides seamonkey - so it looks like firefox is the only one using xulrunner's:
$ locate libxul.so | xargs ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 46751792 Jul 9 12:39 /usr/lib64/seamonkey/libxul.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 40978384 Jun 25 13:21 /usr/lib64/thunderbird/libxul.so
lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 30 Jul 13 23:22 /usr/lib64/xulrunner-devel-22.0/sdk/lib/libxul.so -> /usr/lib64/xulrunner/libxul.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 40787552 Jul 1 17:32 /usr/lib64/xulrunner/libxul.so
-rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 36742104 Jul 1 17:53 /usr/lib/xulrunner/libxul.so