[CentOS] Thunderbird randomly segfaults at startup

Sun Jan 11 15:12:13 UTC 2015
Robert Nichols <rnicholsNOSPAM at comcast.net>

On 01/11/2015 01:16 AM, Jason S. Evans wrote:
> 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.
>   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 config.
>            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 done.

I've been testing with a new install and a newly created user with no
previous thunderbird configuration.

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