User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; X11; Linux i686) Opera 7.23 [en] Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20031007 Firebird/0.7 I encountered the following problems installing and using MozillaFirebird on a machine running RedHat Linux 9.0. I downloaded this file: MozillaFirebird-0.7-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz After cd'ing into /usr/local I extracted the above with 'tar xzf'. Then I followed the release notes at: http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firebird/release-notes.html The instructions say "once you have downloaded the binary, use Winzip or gzip to unzip Mozilla Firebird to an empty directory, then run MozillaFirebird.exe. and "You should create a new profile for Mozilla Firebird 0.7. To create a new profile, start Mozilla Firebird by running MozillaFirebird.exe -p and click on the "Create Profile" button". The binaries that I found in the extracted directory tree were: MozillaFirebird MozillaFirebird-bin When I executed these, I get error messages as follows: % ./MozillaFirebird -p run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute ./MozillaFirebird-bin.pure. % ./MozillaFirebird-bin -p ./MozillaFirebird-bin: relocation error: ./MozillaFirebird-bin: undefined symbol: _ZTISt9bad_alloc I am able to invoke MozillaFirebird without the -p option and it starts up without the error. The other program, i.e., MozillaFirebird-bin, yields the same error with or without -p. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. as described above 2. 3.
I se now that this is a MozillaFirebird bug and should have been entered elsewhere. I will do so. Please delete it from here. Thanks. Rahul
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
OK, I will leave the bug here but change its 'product' field to Firebird. Sorry for my confusion. Rahul
Status: RESOLVED → UNCONFIRMED
Component: Browser-General → General
Product: Browser → Firebird
Resolution: INVALID → ---
Version: Trunk → unspecified
Reassigning... Can you try again with the latest nightly?
Assignee: general → blake
It should be "-P" not "-p". They have the same effect on windows but are different on linux.
-P works OK. It would be advisable for the Linux/UNIX version of MozillaFirebird to use lowercase -p, the same as the Microsoft version. This would decrease user confusion, and allow the same release notes (ecept for the self-explanatory ".exe" suffix in the filename) to be valid for both. Rahul
Is this still a problem in either the latest Firefox nightlies or Firefox 0.8?
Summary: -p option prevents MozillaFireBird from running → -p option prevents Firefox from running
(In reply to comment #6) > Is this still a problem in either the latest Firefox nightlies or Firefox 0.8? Currently I am not using a Linux workstation, so I cannot check to see if the problem has been fixed. When I go back to using a Linux workstation, I will check. I hope some other reader, or one of the developers who is using a Linux machine, will invoke the browser with '-p' and see if the problem got fixed. (Somehow this bug report got changed to be a bug report about Firefox, which it was not. It was a bug report about MozillaFirebird, the older product.)
still a problem. what the heck is -p/-pure for anyway? If you remove this from the script, -p brings up the profile manager. mozilla's setup the same way... so, is this a documentation problem or should -p really work on non-windows sytems? --- firefox.orig 2004-03-01 11:25:26.000000000 -0600 +++ firefox 2004-03-02 15:03:39.000000000 -0600 @@ -126,10 +126,6 @@ while [ $# -gt 0 ] do case "$1" in - -p | -pure) - MOZILLA_BIN="firefox-bin.pure" - shift - ;; -g | --debug) script_args="$script_args -g" debugging=1
can't find a whole lot on this... http://www.mozilla.org/unix/purify.html if it's some kindof debugging option, maybe the -p case could be removed (handling only -pure).
I still see this in Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040613 Firefox/0.8.0+ nilson@katheryn nilson $ /usr/lib/firefox/firefox -p run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute /usr/lib/firefox/firefox-bin.pure. Recommend STATUS NEW.
-p should work like it does on Windows (preserving the -P behaviour as well; compat is important, and we shouldn't be growing many more such options, IMO).
Assignee: firefox → nobody
Component: General → Startup and Profile System
QA Contact: general → startup
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