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Re: Mozilla/Mozilla Firefox problems on Sid RESOLVED



On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 10:17:37 -0500 (CDT), James Miller
<jamtat@mailsnare.net> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jul 2004, JMS wrote:
> 
> > It certainly shouldn't segfault - that's a pretty serious problem.  What
> > architecture is this on?
> >
> > You might try setting up a new user and seeing if it runs better then.
> 
> Thanks for your reply, Jonathan.  Someone contacted me offlist, saying
> they'd had a similar problem and that running the program through strace
> had revealed a fonts permission problem.  I then ran Mozilla through
> strace and, sure enough, right after a font permission problem is when the
> segfault occurred.  I had copied over some fonts from a Windows install,
> and had not set proper permissions on them.  Changing the fonts
> permissions to the correct mode made the browser run pretty much normally.
> So, the problem was resolved.  Don't know why I never had these problems
> on earlier versions of Mozilla: maybe they were more tolerant when
> requested fonts were not available and defaulted to some other font with
> the right permissions?  Anyway, for anyone having this problem, strace is
> a good way to find out where the problem area is.  Adjusting font
> permissions may well resolve it for you.
> 

I'd still file a bugreport over at mozilla.org. Something silly like
this shouldn't break the browser...

greets,
Wim



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