Subject: Re: thunderbird failure to clean environment
To: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/15/2007 12:49:45
On Wed, 15 Aug 2007 11:24:24 -0400
Greg Troxel <email@example.com> 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, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb