[CentOS] Thunderbird randomly segfaults at startup

Sun Jan 11 04:31:22 UTC 2015
Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net>

On 01/10/2015 07:39 PM, Robert Nichols wrote:
> Anyone else seeing this? This is happening on a straight "Desktop" install
> of CentOS 6.6 fully updated. I have made no changes other than installing
> Thunderbird. Thunderbird will occasionally (10 to 20% of the time) fail to
> start, and the abrt report indicates a signal 11 (SIGSEGV). I don't see
> any other reports of this. Is no one using Thunderbird these days?
> Do abrt reports submitted from CentOS go anywhere useful these days?  I
> saw some discussion a while back, but don't recall the results. Should
> I submit one?

Another data point: If I install CentOS 6.6 from the distribution ISO and
do _not_ do an update, Thunderbird seems to start reliably -- 100 starts
and no failures. As soon as I install the current set of updates, it starts

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