[CentOS] Thunderbird randomly segfaults at startup

Sun Jan 11 07:16:53 UTC 2015
Jason S. Evans <jsevans at youvegotthe.info>

  I haven't seen this, but I'm curious if it has something to do with 
your configuration.  What I would suggest trying is working from a clean 

           mv ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird.backup

Try it like that.  If it starts correctly, then it is your config and 
you'll probably have to recreate your config to make it work.  If it 
doesn't, then rename .thunderbird.config back to .thunderbird.  No harm 

You can also install the latest version of thunderbird from Mozilla.org 
and install it in /opt or /usr/local or where ever you are comfortable.

- Jason

On 2015-01-10 23:31, Robert Nichols wrote:
> 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
> failing.