firefox reports "bus error" after update
googoleyes at gmail.com
Sat Jan 9 00:56:28 UTC 2010
After last night's updates, Firefox will no longer start.
When I attempt to start it from terminal it returns "Bus error".
A quick Googling indicates that the "solution" to this is to remove
and reinstall firefox. This is a bone-headed solution IMO, and I'm
a) the reason this is happening
b) how to prevent it in future
Honestly, "Bus error?" What kind of error message is that? My computer
has a lot of buses, and that's not even counting software components
like dbus which are *called* buses. What kind of error? This is the
same as failing silently, except more baffling.
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