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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:34 pm    Post subject: Thunderbird 17.0.3 segfaults on start Reply with quote

After upgrading to the latest version of Thunderbird, I'm unable to start it as my regular (non-root) user. It does still work when run as root. If I launch it from a shell, here's what it looks like:

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$ thunderbird
enigmail.js: Registered components
mimeVerify.jsm: module initialized
Segmentation fault


I tried to rebuild Thunderbird with the debug flag set to get more information, but that build failed (some complaint about a Python-related environment variable).

This doesn't appear to be the same as this issue because neither (re)starting nscd nor uninstalling openldap (as suggested by the upstream bug) resolves the issue.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a thunderbird-17.0.3-r1
providing a newer enigmail
in mozilla overlay
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for trying to help me, but I don't understand why that's relevant, or how to try it. What is "mozilla overlay", and why do you think enigmail is the problem?

I have noticed since originally posting that Thunderbird doesn't always segfault at the same point. Sometimes I can start it up and use it for an evening with no segfault, sometimes it happens after a few minutes, and sometimes it still happens right away like I described originally.

I have also noticed that Firefox (17.0.3) randomly crashes. This seems to happen more often on more "media-rich" websites, but I'm not sure what is objectively different about these sites. I have tried starting Firefox in "safe mode", and it still crashes, so I believe that rules out Flash as the cause.

Since Firefox and Thunderbird are closely related and may use many of the same libraries, I wonder if these issues might be related.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correction: Thunderbird also segfaults when run as root. The sporadic nature of this issue had misled me initially. This issue is in no way related to my profile or any user-specific settings.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There may be a cause for these newer versions,
because of such as your bugs:

mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.4
www-client/firefox-17.0.4

And try to disable all you
Menu: extras/addons/extensions

Further steps:
1. If you have special use flags you instead could try to just take the defaults.
2. You could try to enable some of the newer ~unstable libs.
3. If you then produce segfaults and you really are in need to overcome you have to compile with debug symbols enabled and provide a new bug with enough output ... far beyound I can help :(
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did just update to 17.0.4 of both packages today, and the issue hasn't gone away (although Thunderbird is much worse than Firefox - I can't even get it to start).

At least with Thunderbird, the only way I've changed my USE flags from the default is to disable ldap. At least that's the only change I see when I go into make.conf, comment out every line that sets $USE, and do an emerge -pv. Here's my current set of use flags for Thunderbird:

Code:
[ebuild   R    ] mail-client/thunderbird-17.0.4  USE="alsa crypt dbus ipc jit libnotify lightning minimal startup-notification -bindist -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -gconf -ldap -mozdom (-selinux) -system-sqlite -wifi" LINGUAS="-ar -ast -be -bg -bn_BD -br -ca -cs -da -de -el -en_GB -es_AR -es_ES -et -eu -fi -fr -fy_NL -ga_IE -gd -gl -he -hr -hu -hy_AM -id -is -it -ja -ko -lt -nb_NO -nl -nn_NO -pa_IN -pl -pt_BR -pt_PT -rm -ro -ru -si -sk -sl -sq -sr -sv_SE -ta_LK -tr -uk -vi -zh_CN -zh_TW" 0 kB


and for Firefox:

Code:
[ebuild   R    ] www-client/firefox-17.0.4  USE="alsa dbus jit libnotify minimal startup-notification -bindist -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -gstreamer (-pgo) (-selinux) -system-sqlite -wifi" LINGUAS="-af -ak -ar -as -ast -be -bg -bn_BD -bn_IN -br -bs -ca -cs -csb -cy -da -de -el -en_GB -en_ZA -eo -es_AR -es_CL -es_ES -es_MX -et -eu -fa -fi -fr -fy_NL -ga_IE -gd -gl -gu_IN -he -hi_IN -hr -hu -hy_AM -id -is -it -ja -kk -km -kn -ko -ku -lg -lt -lv -mai -mk -ml -mr -nb_NO -nl -nn_NO -nso -or -pa_IN -pl -pt_BR -pt_PT -rm -ro -ru -si -sk -sl -son -sq -sr -sv_SE -ta -ta_LK -te -th -tr -uk -vi -zh_CN -zh_TW -zu" 0 kB


I can try upgrading to an ~unstable version of Thunderbird, but I don't hold much hope for that option. I already tried downgrading to the last working version, and it didn't fix the problem.

Edit: Nevermind, it doesn't look like there is an ~unstable version of Thunderbird available. At least when I add mail-client/thunderbird ~amd64 to my package.keywords and run emerge -av, it still plans to install 17.0.4.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@Frankenbox, you can define ebuild specific USE flags, like I have done:
Code:
echo "mail-client/thunderbird alsa -crypt dbus ipc jit libnotify -lightning minimal system-sqlite -wifi -bindist -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -gconf -ldap -mozdom -startup-notification" >>/etc/portage/package.use
one line!

Searching for such a bloody bug as yours I would enable debug . I think "crypt" enables Enigmail pgp handling. "lightning" the integrated calendar app.

If you don't need these extras disable such things until you have a stable application!
And try disabling such things as "Smooth scrolling" and Hardware Acceleration in EDIT/Preferences/Advanced.

Try at the commandline:
Code:
 # thunderbird -help
Usage: thunderbird [ options ... ] [URL]
       where options include:

X11 options
  --display=DISPLAY  X display to use
  --sync             Make X calls synchronous
  --g-fatal-warnings Make all warnings fatal

Thunderbird options
  -h or -help        Print this message.
  -v or -version     Print Thunderbird version.
  -P <profile>       Start with <profile>.
  -migration         Start with migration wizard.
  -ProfileManager    Start with ProfileManager.
  -no-remote         Do not accept or send remote commands; implies -new-instance.
  -new-instance      Open new instance, not a new window in running instance.
  -UILocale <locale> Start with <locale> resources as UI Locale.
  -safe-mode         Disables extensions and themes for this session.
  -jsconsole         Open the Error console.
  -addressbook       Open the address book at startup.
  -compose           Compose a mail or news message.
  -mail              Open the mail folder view.
  -mail <URL>        Open the message specified by this URL.
  -news              Open the news client.
  -setDefaultMail    Set this app as the default mail client.
  -options           Open the options dialog.
  -file              Open the specified email file.
"-jsconsole" could be your friend!

If nothing helps open a new bug in bugs.gentoo.org!
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I don't know how I missed your post. After weeks of having no time to look into the issue, I finally rebuilt my system from scratch, and that fixed the issue. Of course, now I have other issues, but this thread isn't the place for them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm getting the same segfaults, but then immediately and only with thunderbird and so far not as root. I tried variating with use flags and also tried the bin package.

Nope!

Since you lost the error after a reinstall, I'm interested what you did different. Obvious some other package or maybe kernel setting is interfering. My installation is less than a month old and I got the same error on another installation, not much older. Untill now I don't use thunderbird. I was just going to test some things and maybe start using it.

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