[blfs-dev] FireFox 29.0.1

Christopher Gregory me at pc-networking-services.com
Sun Jun 1 01:09:18 PDT 2014


On Sun, June 1, 2014 7:51 pm, Christopher Gregory wrote:
> 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.
>
>
>

Hello Thorsten,

I have now applied that patch to cario and re-installed it.  When you
applied this patch, did you need to also re-compile firefox?  I would
rather not recompile if I can get away with it.

Regards,

Christopher.




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