[CentOS] Thunderbird does not follow url links in Firefox

Theo Band theo.band at greenpeak.com
Thu Oct 9 08:37:47 UTC 2008


Since the recent update from firefox2 to firefox3 the links in my mails
do no longer work. No window pops up. After some debug I found the
problem. Let's share it with others that experience the same problem:

I'm using Thunderbird 2.0.0.17 (manually downloaded, that might have
caused the problem, I have not tried with 1.5)
I'm using Firefox 3.0.2 (yum installed CentOS 4.7)

To solve I created a small wrapper script that unsets LD_LIBRARY_PATH:

cat <path>/firefox_wrap
#!/bin/bash
unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
firefox $@


To start add :
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "<path>/firefox_wrap");
to
~/.thunderbird/<salt>/prefs.js
(or use the advanced config editor)


The error message (for those Googling around):
/usr/lib/firefox-3.0.2/firefox-bin:
/opt/thunderbird-2.0.0.17/libnss3.so: version `NSS_3.12' not found
(requiredby /usr/lib/firefox-3.0.2/libxul.so)

Cheers,
Theo



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