[blfs-dev] FireFox 29.0.1

Christopher Gregory me at pc-networking-services.com
Sun Jun 1 00:51:55 PDT 2014


On Sun, June 1, 2014 7:23 pm, thorsten wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>>
>> So far this version of firefox has not dumped its core.  I do not have
>> at this stage any plugins installed.
>>
>> Does anyone know of any plugins that you should NOT install because
>> they crash firefox?
>
> I don't know if this is related, but I had crashes of Firefox on some
> sites too. My Firefox was compiled against cairo, this is where the
> segfault happened. This is the bug in cairo:
>
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=77931
>
>
> the fix is
>
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=97959
>
>
> my cairo is 1.12.16.
>
>
> regards,
>
> thorsten
>

Hello Thorsten,

This is most probably the cause.  I have no additional plugins installed
and yet this version of firefox is periodically dumping its core.  I will
apply that patch and see what happens.  Thanks for this.

Does the development team think that this patch should be made available
on linuxfromscratch.org?   I have no idea how many people have experienced
this crashing.  If this patch solves it for me as well, we have at least
two people who have solved this issue.

Regards,

Christopher.



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