Consider supplying builds linked against libstdc++.so.6

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Firefox
General
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
12 years ago
8 years ago

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(Reporter: Gary Coady, Unassigned)

Tracking

1.5.0.x Branch
x86
Linux
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Firefox Tracking Flags

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Details

(Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 5-15-2010])

(Reporter)

Description

12 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060413 Ubuntu/dapper Epiphany/2.14 Firefox/1.5.0.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.8.0.1) Gecko/20060413 Ubuntu/dapper Epiphany/2.14 Firefox/1.5.0.1

If scim is enabled (as a GTK IM module), it links against libstdc++.so.6, whereas a binary from mozilla.org links against libstdc++.so.5.

A binary built against libstdc++.so.6 as well as the current one would be useful.

Bug 277818 sounds like a good idea, either.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Run mozilla.org binary with scim as your GTK IM module.
Actual Results:  
It crashes.

Expected Results:  
Working firefox, thunderbird, etc.
(Reporter)

Comment 1

12 years ago
Oh, this is scim built on Ubuntu 6.06. I'm not sure exactly when the C++ transition occurred, but it's only now that scim is starting to be enabled on some desktops by default.

Comment 2

11 years ago
The latest seamonkey (1.1) would not install on my Fedora 6 system because it does not have libstdc++.so.5

I used the compatibility feature of Fedora to get something that worked..

[root@hoho2 alternatives]# yum install compat-libstdc++-33
Loading "installonlyn" plugin
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
core                      100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
updates                   100% |=========================| 1.2 kB    00:00     
extras                    100% |=========================| 1.1 kB    00:00     
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
Resolving Dependencies
--> Populating transaction set with selected packages. Please wait.
---> Downloading header for compat-libstdc++-33 to pack into transaction set.
compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3 100% |=========================| 7.4 kB    00:00     
---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.i386 0:3.2.3-61 set to be updated
--> Running transaction check

Dependencies Resolved

=============================================================================
 Package                 Arch       Version          Repository        Size 
=============================================================================
Installing:
 compat-libstdc++-33     i386       3.2.3-61         core              232 k

Transaction Summary
=============================================================================
Install      1 Package(s)         
Update       0 Package(s)         
Remove       0 Package(s)         

Total download size: 232 k
Is this ok [y/N]: y
Downloading Packages:
(1/1): compat-libstdc++-3 100% |=========================| 232 kB    00:02     
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing: compat-libstdc++-33          ######################### [1/1] 

Installed: compat-libstdc++-33.i386 0:3.2.3-61
Complete!
[root@hoho2 alternatives]#

Comment 3

8 years ago
Does this fault still occur with recent Firefox versions?
This bug was reported on Firefox 2.x or older, which is no longer supported and will not be receiving any more updates. I strongly suggest that you update to Firefox 3.6.3 or later, update your plugins (flash, adobe, etc.), and retest in a new profile. If you still see the issue with the updated Firefox, please post here. Otherwise, please close as RESOLVED > WORKSFORME
http://www.mozilla.com
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles
http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Safe+mode
Whiteboard: [CLOSEME 5-15-2010]
Version: unspecified → 1.5.0.x Branch
No reply, INCOMPLETE. Please retest with Firefox 3.6.x or later and a new profile (http://support.mozilla.com/kb/Managing+profiles). If you continue to see this issue with the newest firefox and a new profile, then please comment on this bug.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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