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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
> point.  I tried loading the session with images and JavaScript
> 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:
> gconf_client_get_default
> By doing a web search for this, I found that users of another distro
> had encountered the same problem:
> http://forums.opensuse.org/english/get-technical-help-here/applications/429956-mozilla-firefox-seamonkey-unstable.html
> 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:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=626076#5
> 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.


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