ports/105589: Firefox 2.0 segfaults when saving more than one file per session

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Tue Dec 12 10:22:29 PST 2006

The following reply was made to PR ports/105589; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Joe Marcus Clarke <marcus at marcuscom.com>
To: Micah <micahjon at ywave.com>
Cc: gnome at freebsd.org, bug-followup at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: ports/105589: Firefox 2.0 segfaults when saving more than one
	file per session
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 13:08:46 -0500

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 On Sun, 2006-12-10 at 19:01 -0800, Micah wrote:
 > I've installed a complete Gnome system for further testing. I have=20
 > confirmed that gedit, eog, and epiphany (and probably any gnome based=20
 > app) all show the bug when launched from KDE. GIMP, PAN2, and OOo do not=20
 > show the bug. This was all tested from a freshly created user account=20
 > with an initially empty home directory. The bug does not show up while=20
 > in a Gnome session (not sure how Indigo managed a crash - maybe he was=20
 > running some KDE software in his Gnome session?) It appears to be a=20
 > general Gnome/KDE incompatibility and has nothing to do with the Gecko=20
 > 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
 to :/usr/share:/usr/local/share:/usr/X11R6/share:/usr/X11R6/share/gnome:/us=
 r/local/share/gnome 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.
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