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Dragging in "add a bookmark" -> "Name" dialog or anywhere in "bookmarks manager" causes firefox to crash.




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13 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Sean, Assigned: Vladimir Vukicevic (BM, do not Cc or Request))



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13 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.6) Gecko/20040207 Firefox/0.8
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8a6) Gecko/20041212 Firefox/1.0+

I have just installed Firefox 1.0 (latest nightly build) on a redhat 9.0 box.

On dragging within bookmark dialogs as described below in "steps to reproduce"
firefox dies with the following error.

./firefox-bin: relocation error:
/usr/local/staden_linux_2003.0b1/lib/linux-binaries/libpng12.so.0: undefined
symbol: inflateInit_

firefox 0.8 and latest mozilla are both OK

seems to be a problem with my library paths?
If I comment out the initiation scripts for the staden package in  .bash_profile
dragging in bookmarks is OK.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
0. ./firefox
1. click on bookmark this page
2. click on selected text within the "Name" field and try to drag.


2. click on Bookmarks, then manage bookmarks
3. try to drag a bookmark.

Actual Results:  
Firefox crashes with message
./firefox-bin: relocation error:
/usr/local/staden_linux_2003.0b1/lib/linux-binaries/libpng12.so.0: undefined
symbol: inflateInit_

firefox start up errors were as follows:
/usr/local/staden_linux_2003.0b1/lib/linux-binaries/libstdc++.so.5: no version
information available (required by downloads/firefox/firefox-bin)

(repeated 5 times)

Expected Results:  
not crash.

This seems unlikely to be a problem for the majority of users, as it seems to be
caused by my library paths set up by another package.
However, it would be nice if firefox gave a warning or error message without
if we're dying because we're expecting something to be stable in an external
library, that's a little hard to fix.  There's also the question of why our
builds are using system png in this case, normally we use our own.

Comment 2

13 years ago
Where did you get this build? If you type about:buildconfig in the urlbar, do
you see an entry --with-system-png or --without-system-png, and
--with-system-zlib or --without-system-zlib ?

Comment 3

13 years ago
Created attachment 169285 [details]
about:buildconfig from firefox1.0

Comment 4

13 years ago
(In reply to comment #2)
> Where did you get this build? 
from www.mozilla.org

>If you type about:buildconfig in the urlbar, do
> you see an entry --with-system-png or --without-system-png, and
> --with-system-zlib or --without-system-zlib ?
None of these entries are present. see attachment.
I'll check a more recent build to see if problem remains.


13 years ago
Severity: normal → critical
Keywords: crash

Comment 5

13 years ago
Sean:  Any luck reproducing with a recent build?  Also, it would be helpful if
you installed Firefox with Talkback enabled (Custom Install->Mozilla Quality
Feedback Agent) and submitted your crash reports.  You can look up the IDs by
running talkback.exe in your components directory...please post them here.

Comment 6

13 years ago
Hi all,

I have had another chance to look at this again with the latest build of firefox:
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050317 Firefox/1.0.2

The problem still persists, but is a problem with an external library rather
than firefox.

If I do:
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/local/staden_linux_2003.0b1/lib/linux-binaries"
$ firefox

then firefox dies with the error 
./firefox-bin: relocation error:
/usr/local/staden_linux_2003.0b1/lib/linux-binaries/libpng12.so.0: undefined
symbol: inflateInit_
when it tries to display the page icon while dragging within the manage
bookmarks dialog.
Nothing comes up in the Mozilla quality feedback agent. I guess I have not got
this set up properly.

However if I do:
$ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=""
$ firefox

everything is fine.
So I have been happily using recent firefox builds with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=""
for the past few months.
Whether you want to change firefox so it will never look at this environment
variable and attempt to use external libraries is up to you.

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