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Old 09-12-2019, 10:53 AM   #1
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Segfault at startup of mozilla-thunderbird 68.1.0 x86_64-1


The latest thunderbird update (68.1.0) is segfaulting on me every time at startup. I've reverted to the previous version (60.8.0) for now.
 
Old 09-12-2019, 11:26 AM   #2
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Runs fine for me on Slackware 14.2 x86_64 (Kernel: 4.4.190)
 
Old 09-12-2019, 11:30 AM   #3
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Is that the official package from the slackware repo?
For years I've made "dirty installs" of Thunderbird, simply extracting the tar.bz2 file to/opt, and Thunderbird 68.1.0 runs fine for me.
Are you on 14.2 or -current? Fully up to date?
 
Old 09-12-2019, 01:15 PM   #4
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14.2, all patches applied.

It starts up OK with a fresh profile but of course I don't want to lose all my existing mail folders. Safe mode with the original profile successfully brings up the "starting safe mode" dialog but then segfaults after that dialog is dismissed.

Nothing logged on the console, just the segfault message, no stack trace or anything.
 
Old 09-12-2019, 05:23 PM   #5
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Running fine here on Slackware64-current.
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Old 09-12-2019, 11:56 PM   #6
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Thanks for the feedback. I'm compiling the thunderbird packages from source (14.2 and current) now. Should be finished sometime next week.
 
Old 09-13-2019, 01:19 AM   #7
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So no problems with a fresh profile? That suggests that something has gone amiss with your old profile. I can well understand that you don't want to lose your local mail folders, but back them up, create a new profile, and then put your local mail folders back (one by one) and check whether the segfault issue returns.
 
Old 09-13-2019, 08:50 AM   #8
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The problem is somewhere in my prefs.js. I deleted every user_pref line except the "mail." ones and it started up properly with all my mail folders, server settings, and identities intact.

I'll narrow down the exact user_pref that's causing the crash and report it upstream.
 
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I experienced the same seg fault. I traced the problematic preference to gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled=false.
 
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Old 09-13-2019, 02:09 PM   #10
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gfx.downloadable_fonts.enabled=false
Deleting that preference fixed the segfault problem for me.

However, that does open up a security/privacy issue, since I do want downloadable fonts disabled. When I toggled that flag in the config editor the segfault came back.

Did you report this bug to the Thunderbird team?
 
  


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