Thunderbird Segfault/XDG_DATA_DIRS

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Jul 7 01:11:20 UTC 2009

Rex Dieter wrote:
> Bill McGonigle wrote:
>> Just getting a new F11 x86_64 machine going, and every time I try to
>> click 'Install' in Thunderbird to install a new Add-On, I get a segfault.
>> It crashes at:
>>   cache_glob_node_lookup_suffix
>> and doing some googling, I found an old (c. 2006) FreeBSD discussion
>> about this, and then it was isolated to folks using KDE and the
>> environment variable:
>> not being set to include gnome.  So, I added '/usr/share/gnome' to the
>> end of it, and voila, no more crashes.
>> The claim at the time was that KDE was duplicating one of the path
>> entries instead of adding gnome.
>> So, I have a fix/workaround in hand, but this should probably be fixed
>> more globally.  I have no idea what to file a bug on, though, or where
>> this should get set.  Or perhaps there's some package that should have
>> been installed but wasn't?
>> I don't have this problem on i386, though that's on different hardware.
> This is a xulrunner/thunderbird bug, if anything.  KDE's use of 
> XDG_DATA_DIRS is correct.

Interesting, I just did an Addon, no crash, on F-11.  What addon(s) are 
you trying?

-- Rex

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