[blfs-dev] FireFox 29.0.1

Merell L. Matlock, Jr. mlmatlock at gmail.com
Sun Jun 1 05:31:48 PDT 2014


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On 06/01/14 03:51, 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.
> 

I've noticed this behavior since version 26.  For version 28, I did not
use the system Cairo, and have had no problems.

I don't know if I am up to patching/recompiling Cairo, then getting
stuck in a dependency 'hell' recompiling everything that might break
from this, just to appease Firefox; especially since the ESR versions
(and Pale Moon) work just fine.  I'll do this on my next B/LFS build,
but for now, I'm going to leave my system alone.

mlm
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