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Bug 163665 - firefox doesn't start on x86_64
Summary: firefox doesn't start on x86_64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-07-20 03:10 UTC by Alexandre Oliva
Modified: 2009-01-19 14:39 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: firefox-1.1-0.2.3.deerpark.alpha2
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-26 20:16:36 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
strace -f firefox-bin, as called by (deleted)
2005-07-20 06:04 UTC, Alexandre Oliva
no flags Details
diff from previous strace to run with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib64 (deleted)
2005-07-20 06:06 UTC, Alexandre Oliva
no flags Details

Description Alexandre Oliva 2005-07-20 03:10:01 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:1.7.8) Gecko/20050715 Fedora/1.7.8-6

Description of problem:
Running firefox on a FC devel x86_64 box as of 2005-07-19 completes almost immediately, even if ~/.mozilla/firefox does not exist to begin with, and no mozilla or firefox window is open.  After the firefox script terminates, no firefox-related process is running, and ~/.mozilla/firefox was created.

My firefox profile works fine on an i686 box with an FC devel just as up-to-date works fine.  Running firefox on remote displays works or fails to work the same as on local displays, e.g., if I ssh from the i686 box to the x86_64 box and start firefox in it, it won't work; if I do it the other way round, then it works fine.

I tried installing only the 32-bit version of firefox on the x86_64 box, removing the 64-bit version, but, oddly, this one wouldn't start either.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run `firefox' from the command line, or start it from the menus or panels, on an x86_64 box

Actual Results:  Nothing happens

Expected Results:  It should start like it does on i686

Additional info:

Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2005-07-20 03:13:23 UTC
Got a gdb backtrace and/or strace?

Comment 2 Alexandre Oliva 2005-07-20 06:04:48 UTC
Created attachment 116965 [details]
strace -f firefox-bin, as called by

No gdb trace, since it doesn't crash; it terminates normally.

I'm attaching an strace of firefox-bin, with the arguments and environment
passed to it by (I added the strace call to

Comment 3 Alexandre Oliva 2005-07-20 06:06:33 UTC
Created attachment 116966 [details]
diff from previous strace to run with LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib64

I noticed the previous run didn't find, so I added
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/X11R6/lib64, but, although this time it found the lib,
that didn't make much of a difference, as the strace diff shows.

Comment 4 Alexandre Oliva 2005-07-20 18:25:50 UTC
An interesting data point: if there is a running firefox on the active display
(e.g., started on a remote x86 box), running the broken x86_64 firefox succeeds
in requesting the running firefox to open a given URL.  So it's not *all* broken.

Comment 5 Alexandre Oliva 2005-07-22 12:26:13 UTC
After updating to 20050721's firefox-1.1-0.2.3.deerpark.alpha2 and rebooting, it
started in x86_64 again.  Not sure whether it was the update or the reboot, but
it's fixed.

Comment 6 Christopher Aillon 2005-07-22 17:19:36 UTC
Cool.  Wonder if this was a duplicate of bug 163653 then.

Comment 7 Alexandre Oliva 2005-07-23 12:44:13 UTC
I may have run into that as well, but when I first ran into the problem, I tried
even moving my ~/.mozilla out of the way, to get a fresh start, and that didn't

Comment 8 sean 2005-07-26 18:35:21 UTC
Still doesn't work for me:

[system@amd64-3000 firefox-1.1]$ firefox
[system@amd64-3000 firefox-1.1]$ ./firefox-bin
./firefox-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory
[system@amd64-3000 firefox-1.1]$ ls -l
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root 673216 Jul 23 02:27
[system@amd64-3000 firefox-1.1]$ rpm -q firefox

Comment 9 Christopher Aillon 2005-07-26 20:16:36 UTC
Your issue appears different than the original issue that was reported, though
the end result is the same.  Please file a new bug?  That way we can better
track the different issues.  Thanks.

Comment 10 sean 2005-07-27 03:53:36 UTC
Ok. entered as 164341.

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