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Re: Mozilla 1.3 about:plugins->crash

> I just installed mozilla 1.3.1-3, built from Debian source on a mostly
> testing system with  gcc3.3.
> Whenever I go to help about plug-ins, mozilla crashes.  It seems to
> work OK apart from that, though I haven't visited pages with plugins.
> I have installed http://jopa.studentenweb.org ./ j2re1.4 1.4.1-6,
> after having installed the blackdown 1.4 (which I gather was built
> with an earlier gcc).
> I also have some other plugins (e.g., realplayer) which I guess were
> built with an earlier gcc (although realplayer seems to be at the most
> current version):
> $ ls /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
> flash_linux      javaplugin_oji.so  libnullplugin.so  raclass.zip
> ShockwaveFlash.class flashplayer.xpt  libflashplayer.so  nppdf.so
> rpnp.so
> raclass.zip and rpnp.so are symlinks pointing to themselves.  I tried
> deleting them; it didn't help.
> Is this expected behavior if some of the plugins are built with an
> incompatible gcc, or is something else going on?

I'm not sure, but it might be.  Have you tried removing or moving aside all of 
the plugins-- e.g. mv /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins{,-hold} -- and seeing if Moz 
still crashes?  If it doesn't, then you can restore the plugins one by one 
and see which one causes the crashes.

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