Bug#634261: iceweasel 5.0 does not start on sparc, bus error

Mike Hommey mh at glandium.org
Mon Jul 18 09:52:49 UTC 2011

reassign 634261 libc6

On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 12:34:48PM +0300, Aleksi Suhonen wrote:
> Package: iceweasel
> Version: 5.0-3
> Severity: grave
> The new iceweasel fails to start on sparc64. It crashes before
> it gets anywhere, so removing ~/.mozilla has no effect.
> Here's some debugging output:

Is that the sparc64 build or the sparc build?

> (gdb) run
> Starting program: /usr/lib/iceweasel/firefox-bin 
> [Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
> Program received signal SIGBUS, Bus error.
> 0xf7d57718 in _IO_default_setbuf (fp=0xf7e57114, p=0x0, len=0) at genops.c:575
> 575     genops.c: No such file or directory.
>         in genops.c
> (gdb) bt
> #0  0xf7d57718 in _IO_default_setbuf (fp=0xf7e57114, p=0x0, len=0)
>     at genops.c:575
> #1  0xf7e161f4 in _IO_old_file_setbuf (fp=0xf7e57114, p=0x0, len=0)
>     at oldfileops.c:265
> #2  0xf7d4ba68 in _IO_setbuffer (fp=0xf7e57114, buf=0x0, 
>     size=<value optimized out>) at iosetbuffer.c:44
> #3  0xf67d8e34 in XRE_main (argc=1, argv=0xffffda44, aAppData=0xf79347c0)
>     at ../../../toolkit/xre/nsAppRunner.cpp:2780

Note this line is:

which actually does:
  setbuf(stdout, 0);

So the top frames are in the libc. That suggests a serious problem with the libc.


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