Bug#634721: xulrunner-5.0: xulrunner-stub throws "Could not find the Mozilla runtime" error

Axel Beckert abe at debian.org
Tue Jul 19 17:31:20 UTC 2011

Package: xulrunner-5.0
Version: 5.0-3
Severity: normal

I'm trying to use again the Debian-specific feature of being able to
symlink xulrunner-stub from the directory which includes the
application.ini of a xulrunner application (conkeror FWIW), but since
xulrunner-5.0 calling /usr/share/conkeror/xulrunner-stub (which is a
symlink to /usr/bin/xulrunner-stub) fails as follows:

$ sh -x /usr/bin/conkeror
+ [ -L /usr/bin/xulrunner-stub ]
+ XULRUNNER=/usr/share/conkeror/xulrunner-stub
+ [ -z /usr/share/conkeror/xulrunner-stub ]
+ [  = --help ]
+ exec /usr/share/conkeror/xulrunner-stub
Could not find the Mozilla runtime.

(Note: The above is not yet in the Debian package in Sid, but from a
feature branch in git:

This happens with xulrunner-5.0 from Unstable and xulrunner-6.0 from
mozilla.debian.net, but works fine with xulrunner-1.9.1 from Unstable,
xulrunner-1.9.2 and xulrunner-2.0 as available previously in either
Experimental or on mozilla.debian.net.

Calling e.g. "xulrunner-$version /usr/share/conkeror/application.ini"
still works fine with all of the above mentioned versions.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (600, 'stable'), (500, 'testing'), (400, 'oldstable'), (110, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-rc6-686-pae (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xulrunner-5.0 depends on:
ii  libasound2              1.0.23-4         shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libatk1.0-0             2.0.1-2          ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libbz2-1.0              1.0.5-6          high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                   2.13-10          Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.10.2-6         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3             1.4.12-5         simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libevent-1.4-2          1.4.13-stable-1  An asynchronous event notification
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-3          generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.4-2          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgcc1                 1:4.6.1-4        GCC support library
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0      2.23.5-2         GDK Pixbuf library
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.28.6-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.24.5-2         GTK+ graphical user interface libr
ii  libhunspell-1.2-0       1.2.14-4         spell checker and morphological an
ii  libjpeg62               6b1-2            Independent JPEG Group's JPEG runt
ii  libmozjs5d              5.0-3            The Mozilla SpiderMonkey JavaScrip
ii  libnspr4-0d             4.8.8-2          NetScape Portable Runtime Library
ii  libnss3-1d              3.12.10-2        Network Security Service libraries
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.4-1         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libpixman-1-0           0.22.2-1         pixel-manipulation library for X a
ii  libreadline6            6.2-2            GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libsqlite3-0            3.7.7-2          SQLite 3 shared library
ii  libstartup-notification 0.12-1           library for program launch feedbac
ii  libstdc++6              4.6.1-4          GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii  libvpx0                 0.9.6-1          VP8 video codec (shared library)
ii  libx11-6                2:1.4.3-2        X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                2:1.3.0-3        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.6-2        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  libxt6                  1:1.1.1-2        X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

xulrunner-5.0 recommends no packages.

Versions of packages xulrunner-5.0 suggests:
ii  libcanberra0                  0.28-1     a simple abstract interface for pl
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2              0.94-4     simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgconf2-4                   2.32.4-1   GNOME configuration database syste
pn  libgnomeui-0                  <none>     (no description available)
pn  libgnomevfs2-0                <none>     (no description available)
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1-gtk2.1 0.5.0-2    sends desktop notifications to a n

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