Re: segfault in mozilla-browser-0.9.4-3 postinst
On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 03:49:06PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 04:35:46PM -0700, Mike Fedyk wrote:
> > > On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 09:50:26AM -0600, Jason E. Stewart wrote:
> > > > So, I didn't intend to use it as a web browser, merely to test what my
> > > > error was.
> > >
> > On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 03:04:42PM -0800, Ethan Benson wrote:
> > > running things as root should never even be on your list of things to
> > > try when something is broken. this isn't Windows NT.
> > >
> > I agree with Ethan here.
> > The most you should do is run the program as the user who owns the files.
> > If that is root, then chown it to some other user.
> such things are not needed. man strace
> strace galeon 2>&1 | egrep 'EACCES|EPERM'
> more likly then permission problems is leaving cruft in your old
> ~/.galeon, its well known that you have to rm -rf the config files and
> such that go with galeon and mozilla after upgrades since they change
> things in incompatible ways frequently.
> root's ~/ happens to be /root not /home/yourluser
Then the correct test would be to create another user and run the app as
that user and see it it works.
But you already know that Ethan...