ports/105589: Firefox 2.0 segfaults when saving more than one
file per session
mezz7 at cox.net
Tue Dec 12 13:44:35 PST 2006
On Tue, 12 Dec 2006 15:10:24 -0600, Micah <micahjon at ywave.com> wrote:
> Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>> On Sun, 2006-12-10 at 19:01 -0800, Micah wrote:
>>> I've installed a complete Gnome system for further testing. I have
>>> confirmed that gedit, eog, and epiphany (and probably any gnome based
>>> app) all show the bug when launched from KDE. GIMP, PAN2, and OOo do
>>> not show the bug. This was all tested from a freshly created user
>>> account with an initially empty home directory. The bug does not show
>>> up while in a Gnome session (not sure how Indigo managed a crash -
>>> maybe he was running some KDE software in his Gnome session?) It
>>> appears to be a general Gnome/KDE incompatibility and has nothing to
>>> do with the Gecko applications directly.
>> I have isolated the cause of the crash. The problem stems from KDE
>> setting XDG_DATA_DIRS in the environment. It sets a value with two
>> instances of /usr/local/share. This seems to cause memory corruption,
>> and leads to a crash. If you reset XDG_DATA_DIRS
>> Firefox will no longer crash.
>> This is a two-part bug. KDE is clearly setting a bad value. It should
>> be adding /usr/local/share/gnome to the XDG_DATA_DIRS, but instead it
>> duplicates an element. Even so, XDG should not add a duplicate element.
> Wow! Thanks for keeping at this!
> Running from an environment with XDG_DATA_DIRS set properly does seem to
> fix both firefox and gedit.
> So my question now is what next? Do I (or someone) need to file a PR
> against kde-xdg-env? And I'm not clear on "XDG should not add a
> duplicate element," who has responsibility for fixing that? (I'm having
> trouble tracking down XDG as anything other than the former name of
No need to file another PR. See here:
marcus has added kde@ (maintainer) in the CC.
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