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Re: Firefox and Thunderbird crash on F7. SOLVED.

Andy Green wrote:
Somebody in the thread at some point said:

/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nppdf.so and
/usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/lib/i386/libjavaplugin_nscp_gcc29.so or
/usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so in my
working strace.  I would consider mv-ing the contents of those dirs
somewhere else as a test and see if the problem changes.
I have renamed the .../lib/... and .../plugin/... directories and bingo
now I can again run firefox. Is the jre installed (jre.i586) broken? I
can see there is another jre (jrefactory) is that preferrable?

Well that's good news, I think you need to move one of the dirs back
though to pin it on the right culprit... I'm not sure that
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nppdf.so is coming out of the jre since it
sounds like an Acrobat plugin, so the problem could still be coming from
either direction.

I have that version of the jre installed here and firefox is working
okay, BUT it is not listed in the about:plugins FWIW, I guess I didn't
install the plugin.  However I don't have Acrobat or the
/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/nppdf.so file either... in recent versions kpdf
has become a perfectly acceptable replacement except for the massive
pixmap leaking needing it closing and restarting after any amount of
scrolling :-O

Acrobat works fine. Thanks to Andy Green's directions I have nailed down the firefox problem to be due to a link in /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins to /usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7-gcc29/libjavaplugin_oji.so plugin. Changing the link to /usr/java/jre1.6.0_02/plugin/i386/ns7/libjavaplugin_oji.so solved the problem. I found that it is thoroughly described in http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/manual_install_solaris.html

The thunderbird problem turned out to be missing dependency libstdc++.so.5 and "yum install libstdc++.so.5" solved that problem. Actually libstdc++.so.6 was on the system but thunderbird insists on using libstdc++.so.5 :-)

Thanks for the help and for teaching me the use of strace.


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