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Re: Firefox locale packages still crashing during install


Since I was working on fixing mozilla-firefox anyhow, I decided to
take another look at this problem and it turns out that a rebuild does
NOT fix the problem.  Instead, the root cause for this crash is due to
an ia64-specific bug in the XPCOM facility.  Specifically, any XPCOM
call with more than 7 arguments would cause garbage to be passed in
arguments 8-N and that could easily lead to a crash.  In the case of
update-mozilla-firefox-chrome, it was a call to a JavaScript method
that triggered this bug (easily verified by invoking mozilla-firefox
-debug and then typing "r -register" inside gdb).

I have a patch and will post it shortly after some more testing.


>>>>> On Sat,  2 Apr 2005 02:49:43 +0200, maschino@jouy.inra.fr said:

  Emeric> Hi, Am I the only trying to install mozilla-firefox-locale-*
  Emeric> packages? I'm still getting a segmentation fault from
  Emeric> /usr/sbin/update-mozilla-firefox-chrome during the
  Emeric> configuration of mozilla-firefox-locale-fr-fr for example
  Emeric> (more details in my previous post in this same list). And
  Emeric> unfortunately, the new 1.0.2 Firefox package from yesterday
  Emeric> didn't correct the problem.

  Emeric> Is it specific to IA-64, only affects 64-bit architectures
  Emeric> or is present on all systems?

  Emeric> Thanks for any input.

  Emeric>     Emeric

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