Subject: thunderbird and acroread7
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg Troxel <email@example.com>
Date: 05/15/2007 14:36:48
I have an i386 system that's running netbsd-4 and a build of pkgsrc head
from a few months ago. When a message is viewed in Thunderbird (1.5)
and a pdf attachment double-clicked, acroread (acroread7, linux
emulation) fails to start up.
I get a message about bad symbols in a library, and I'm pretty sure
(from debugging this a while ago) that what's happening is that
LD_LIBRARY_PATH is still set in the environment (apparently because all
mozilla-world programs have hairy extra libs and set LD_LIBRARY_PATH),
leading to the linux binary acoread7 loading a NetBSD library instead of
the Linux library that it should.
Creating a script that unsets LD_LIBRARY_PATH and then execs acroread
causes "opening attachments" to work.
As I see it this is a thunderbird bug - the environment for subprocesses
should arguably be the same as the environment passed to thunderbird,
and the LD_LIBRARY_PATH cruft and any other changes removed.
Does this theory make sense? Is anyone else seeing problems with
acroread7 and thunderbird?