Subject: Re: thunderbird failure to clean environment
To: Greg Troxel <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 08/15/2007 12:49:45
On Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:24:24 -0400
Greg Troxel <> wrote:

> I found that a user could not read .doc files via soffice by double
> clicking on them in thunderbird (up to date from pkgsrc), but could if
> she saved them to Desktop.  I wrote a script to unset LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> and invoke soffice, and then it worked.
> The problem is that thunderbird is leaving both a thunderbird
> directory and /usr/pkg/lib (?) in LD_LIBRARY_PATH when it executes
> programs.  This is IMHO clearly wrong.  Is anyone else seeing this?
> I suspect it tends to show up on NetBSD more because of using
> linux-emulation viewers such as soffice and acrobat.
I haven't seen it in Thunderbird; I have seen the same problem with
Firefox and acroread.

		--Steve Bellovin,