[Bug 53504] Yelp fails to launch - could not initialize gecko!

Pak Cheong Boey pcboey at streamyx.com
Mon Oct 9 08:18:21 UTC 2006


Public bug reported:

I upgraded Breezy to Dapper on my Samsung laptop. Everything works
except for the gnome help. Clicking on any help icon fails to launch
gnome help. Entering yelp on command line gives message "Could not
initialize gecko!"

Any help on what I could do to get yelp working.

output of strace yelp 2&> tmp/yelp

execve("/usr/bin/yelp", ["yelp", "2"], [/* 35 vars */]) = 0
uname({sys="Linux", node="pytech2", ...}) = 0
brk(0)                                  = 0x807b000
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0xb7f80000
access("/etc/ld.so.nohwcap", F_OK)      = 0
access("/etc/ld.so.preload", R_OK)      = 0
open("/etc/ld.so.preload", O_RDONLY)    = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=0, ...}) = 0
close(3)                                = 0
open("/usr/lib/firefox/libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
stat64("/usr/lib/firefox", {st_mode=S_IFDIR|0755, st_size=4096, ...}) = 0
open("/etc/ld.so.cache", O_RDONLY)      = 3
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=79178, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 79178, PROT_READ, MAP_PRIVATE, 3, 0) = 0xb7f6c000
close(3)                                = 0
access("/etc/ld.so.nohwcap", F_OK)      = 0
open("/usr/lib/libgnomeprintui-2-2.so.0", O_RDONLY) = 3
read(3, "\177ELF\1\1\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\3\0\3\0\1\0\0\0\260\323"..., 512) = 512
fstat64(3, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=221844, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0xb7f6b000
old_mmap(NULL, 225048, PROT_READ|PROT_EXEC, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0) = 0xb7f34000
old_mmap(0xb7f69000, 8192, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_FIXED|MAP_DENYWRITE, 3, 0x34000) = 0xb7f69000
close(3)                                = 0

----- snip ------
                           = 0
fstat64(1, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=92146, ...}) = 0
old_mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0xb7f72000
write(1, "Could not initialize gecko!", 27Could not initialize gecko!) = 27
write(10, "\1\v\1\0\1\0\0\0\0\0\0\0\340y\r\10", 16) = 16
close(10)                               = 0
writev(13, [{"GIOP\1\2\1\5\0\0\0\0", 12}], 1) = 12
close(13)                               = 0
writev(11, [{"GIOP\1\2\1\5\0\0\0\0", 12}], 1) = 12
close(11)                               = 0
close(9)                                = 0
close(8)                                = 0
unlink("/tmp/orbit-pcboey/linc-3946-0-7676e41c99787") = 0
close(12)                               = 0
munmap(0xb7f72000, 4096)                = 0
exit_group(2)                           = ?

** Affects: yelp (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: Unconfirmed

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Yelp fails to launch - could not initialize gecko!
https://launchpad.net/bugs/53504




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