Bug#643046: iceweasel 6.0.2-1 crashes on load when gecko-mediaplayer is installed
On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 08:41:41PM +0100, E Taylor wrote:
> Package: iceweasel
> Version: 6.0.2-1
> I run testing/wheezy and upgraded to iceweasel 6.0.2 this weekend,
> closing my running copy of iceweasel first. When I tried to load it
> again, it got as far as loading all the windows and showing all of
> the tabs, but before the pages had finished loading it crashed.
> Upon reopening iceweasel, I was presented with the "Restore session"
> page and could browse normally by opening new tabs, but when I told
> it to restore my existing session, it crashed again at the same
> turned off, and in safe mode, but nothing worked.
> Eventually I tried loading iceweasel from the command line and found
> this message printed there:
> /usr/lib/iceweasel/firefox-bin: symbol lookup error:
> /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/gecko-mediaplayer-dvx.so: undefined symbol:
> By doing a web search for this, I found that users of another distro
> had encountered the same problem:
> The suggested work around was to uninstall the package
> gecko-mediaplayer and I did this, which fixed the problem. (When I
> went to re-enable some of my settings, though, I experienced another
> crash which turned out to be Debian bug 626076 but the work around
> in comment #5 worked:
> and now I am using the browser normally).
> I'm guessing that the iceweasel package should at least be marked as
> conflicting with the gecko-mediaplayer package, unless this can be
> resolved some other way.
Surely, the gecko-mediaplayer issue is transient, so there's no point
for iceweasel to conflict with it, but the gecko-mediaplayer issue does
need to be fixed.