installing mozilla from RPMS results in 'Error sending command'

RESOLVED INVALID

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SeaMonkey
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RESOLVED INVALID
17 years ago
13 years ago

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(Reporter: Michael Zingale, Assigned: blizzard)

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Description

17 years ago
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.73C-SGI [en] (X11; U; IRIX64 6.5 IP30)
BuildID:    20010509

I downloaded the RPMS for mozilla 0.9 and installed them on a RH 7.1 system with
Ximian Gnome 1.4.  After the installation, starting mozilla yields an error: 
'Error sending command'. 

I removed the installation using rpm -e, but I am unable to get the 
previous version to work.

I cannot get the build ID, as the browser won't start

Reproducible: Didn't try
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install mozilla 0.9 from RPMs on RH 7.1 + Ximian Gnome 1.4
2.
3.

Actual Results:  mozilla won't start

Expected Results:  mozilla would work

Comment 1

17 years ago
reporter: unfortunately this isn't enough information.  please describe how you 
ran mozilla, and paste all console output from mozilla.

Did you install mozilla as root? did you run mozilla as owner of mozilla or 
someone else ... ?
Assignee: asa → blizzard
Sounds like the script the RPM installs tries to run with -remote even though no
mozilla is running....

Reporter, can you make sure you kill off all running mozilla processes before
you try starting the browser?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 3

17 years ago
I have the same problem and comes from:

[fpn@fpn fpn]$ /usr/lib/mozilla/mozilla-bin
/usr/lib/mozilla/mozilla-bin: error while loading shared libraries:
/usr/lib/libnspr4.so: undefined symbol: fstat

(the /usr/bin/mozilla script hides this).

COMMENT:
maybe the script shouldn't hide the error messages that mozilla-bin gives?!?

Quick FIX:

rpm -e libnspr4-4.1-ximian.3  libnspr4-devel-4.1-ximian.3
rpm -U --force mozilla-0.9-0.i386.rpm 


best regards,
 Florian



Comment 4

17 years ago
it sounds like the dependencies aren't strong enough, perhaps blizzard's rpm's 
should have complained about the incompatible nspr.

in general you should be running mozilla by doing: 
[fpn@fpn /usr/lib/mozilla/]$ ./mozilla
(or wherever you choose to install mozilla)
which will /try/ to configure paths that work, however ximian's nspr is 
installed as a system nspr and will probably be in your path earlier than 
mozilla =(
(Assignee)

Comment 5

17 years ago
Are you kidding me?  He used --force!  How am I supposed to warn about that?
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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