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Old 12-20-2005, 05:07 AM   #1
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Firefox 1.5 on Mandriva 2006 powerpack glibc error

I'm trying to install firefox (from the firefox website)
Here is the error I get on typing ./firefox
*** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08c3ce20 ***

Somebody suggested this was because of some change in glibc behvaior
and to add the follwing line in /etc/profile:
export MALLOC_CHECK_=1 #Report error and continue

I did that and now on running firefox, i get a host of

*** glibc detected *** free(): invalid pointer: 0x08c3ce20 ***
type messages and finally:
./ line 131: 7784 Segmentation fault "$prog"

Any idea what to do ?

Old 12-20-2005, 11:21 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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Thanks. In that thread, I got this link which fixes the problem:

Last edited by wearetheborg; 12-20-2005 at 04:09 PM.


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