aways have to delete XUL.mfasl before start



15 years ago
13 years ago


(Reporter: Bernhard, Unassigned)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Build Identifier: Mozilla 1.5 (SuSE 8.0 Version and general Version)

i installed mozilla 1.5 first the general version and afhe computer and after
several breakdowns the suse 8.0 version. i also installed enigmail with it.
after switching off the computer and restart it is not possible to run mozilla.
it is possible to choose the profile. but after choosing the profile only the
browsers frame comes up and then the program is terminated. same symptom with
both installation versions. after deleting the XUL.mfsal file, the brwoser runs

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install mozilla and enigmail
2.exit mozilla (maybe turn off computer)
3.restart mozilla

Actual Results:  
the frame comes up and then the program terminates (once even the computer was
hung up).

Expected Results:  
the navigator and the mail&news-groups window to come up and run

deleting XUL.mfasl helps, but is anoying

Comment 1

15 years ago
which enigmail version ? 1.5 requires an updated version compared to moz 1.4

Comment 2

15 years ago
enigmail is version 0.82.4 enigmime is 0.82.2
Does Enigmail load XUL in another process, but share the profile?  If so, it's
doing multi-process access to the FastLoad file, which is not supported and
which will result in corruption.  However, such corruption should be detected
via the checksum, if not by runtime sanity checks, and lead to a set-aside

It sounds like something less nefarious is going on.  Can someone upload a zip
of a bad FastLoad file, so we can use jrgm's perl script to dissect it?


Comment 5

15 years ago
Created attachment 137169 [details]
Output from

As far as I can judge, Enigmail doesn't do that, no. The problem is the same as
bug 206199.

In fact, I am currently (for the 1st time) reproducibly faced with this with
Thunderbird 0.4 on Linux. My XUL.mfasl is too big to be attached, here is the
output from Without deleting this file at startup, Thunderbird
wouldn't start up.

Comment 6

15 years ago
The output from the dump, in general, appears reasonable. Not sure what's up.

Any chance of (g)zipping up the mfasl and uploading it (or sending it to me or
brendan). [Although, it may be hard to reproduce on another machine without the
additional preferential.jar, enigmail, etc.]

Comment 7

15 years ago
yes, here it is:

My precise configuration:
Thunderbird 0.4 on Linux
enigmail v0.82.4
enigmime v0.82.0
offline extension (v0.0.2)
Preferential 0.6.1a
Get All Messages

Additional installed themes (all tried, but using normal theme):

Comment 8

15 years ago
sorry the XUL.mfasl file is > 300kb (with bzip) and i don't have webspace.
anybody has a web site to put it on to set a link? the file has 420kb.
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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