application will not launch, there are no error messages

RESOLVED WORKSFORME

Status

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blocker
RESOLVED WORKSFORME
18 years ago
14 years ago

People

(Reporter: rocky, Assigned: asa)

Tracking

Trunk
x86
Linux

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Reporter)

Description

18 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3 i686; en-US; 0.8.1) Gecko/20010326
BuildID:    20010411

Running "mozilla" from the command line will not start the application.  The
shell script produces output, sets environmental variables, etc., but it drops
back to the shell prompt before even opening a window.  There are no error
messages, not even a segfault.  This started showing up in nightly builds about
a week ago. (4/4/2001)
The same behavior occurs when starting the binary executables directly, as well.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Get linux, download mozilla, unpack
2. type "./mozilla"
3. bingo. nothing happens

Actual Results:  After typing "mozilla," some text is output, but the program
stops and returns to prompt.

Expected Results:  expected application to start, browser window to open.

Running kernel 2.4.3, X 4.0.3, KDE 2.1.1 if that matters.  Mozilla worked fine
up until about a week ago.
(Assignee)

Comment 1

18 years ago
can you try ./mozilla -profilemanager and see if it lets you create a new
profile and use that?  
(Reporter)

Comment 2

18 years ago
No.  ./mozilla -profilemanager produces the same behavior; the app won't start
at all.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

18 years ago
can you try deleting your .mozilla directory (this will destry any existing
profiles) or moving it and try starting mozilla again. Thnks
(Reporter)

Comment 4

18 years ago
Removing ~/.mozilla has no effect, whether starting mozilla normally or with the
"-profilemanager" option.  A new .mozilla directory is created, containing only
the file "appreg," but nothing else happens.

Comment 5

18 years ago
Reporter check the premissions on your .mozilla directory..make sure there set
to the user your trying to run Mozilla as. See if that fixes it.
(Reporter)

Comment 6

18 years ago
The permissions on .mozilla are fine (0644).  The problem still occurs with the
april 11th builds.

However, I downloaded the latest one (2001041714) and it starts up fine.  Wicked
strange.
(Reporter)

Comment 7

18 years ago
Check that, the permissions on the directory were 755.  "read, write and change
into" for the user running mozilla.

Comment 8

18 years ago
reporter: who owns mozilla-bin ?
(Reporter)

Comment 9

18 years ago
mozilla-bin is owned by the same user who is attempting to run it.

Comment 10

18 years ago
Marking WORKSFORME as per reporters comments. Reopen when/if it reoccurs.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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