[blfs-dev] FireFox 29.0.1

Christopher Gregory me at pc-networking-services.com
Tue Jun 3 01:37:12 PDT 2014


On Tue, June 3, 2014 7:46 pm, Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Le 03/06/2014 09:06, Christopher Gregory a écrit :
>
>> On Tue, June 3, 2014 6:36 pm, thorsten wrote:
>>
>>>> What really puzzles me is why some firefox issues seem to affect
>>>> very few people.  On one of my older systems I had to change
>>>> _something_
>>>> in the last couple of months when I upgraded firefox (I no longer
>>>> remember the details, but I think it was a specific version of gcc
>>>> which caused it) and found one open firefox bug showing the exact
>>>> problem. But a lot of people build firefox on, or
>>>> for, old systems using i686 or x86_64 (e.g. distros do it!) and
>>>> nobody else had seen the problem.
>>> For what it is worth, I think my crashes maybe/could/are likely
>>> connected to the xcb backend of cairo. I used --enable-xlib-xcb with
>>> cairo and the patch which fixes it for me is patching code for xcb.
>>>
>>> So perhaps those two of you which also have crashes did enable xcb
>>> also?
>>>
>>>
>>> regards
>>>
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>> Hello Thorsten,
>>
>>
>> I did indeed use the --enable-xlib-xcb compile option with cairo.  Not
>> sure which window managers require this, but I thought it prudent to
>> actually enable it rather than have to re-compile down the track.  I
>> also used the --enable-gl switch, as I am building full gnome and that is
>> one of the requirements for wayland.
>>
>> So yep there are two experimental backends enabled in cairo.
>>
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>>
>> Christopher.
>>
>>
>>
> Also, I see you use LFS svn from the "systemd era". Was the GCC-4.9.0
> patch already in there? I think you need it to avoid weird errors. For
> example, I have had some hard time with openjdk (test_gamma hanging) with
> an unpatched GCC. Rebuilding it with the patch (using instructions in
> BLFS), solved the problem.
>
>
> Regards
> Pierre
>
>
>
Hello Pierre,

The svn version of lfs systemd does not include gcc-4.9.0 at all.  It
still uses gcc-4.8.2 I think it is.

As I have said, I built the svn version of lfs systemd using jhalfs.

Regards,

Christopher.



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