TESTERS WANTED: Possible fix to Firefox crash

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at marcuscom.com
Sun Oct 17 10:39:36 PDT 2004

On Sun, 2004-10-17 at 13:28, Michal Stanislawski wrote:
> Michal Stanislawski wrote:
> > 
> > After deleting /var/db/ports/firefox, applying the patch and rebuilding, 
> >  everything seemed ok for a moment. Then I've upgraded GAIM and GQView 
> > and now firefox crashes again. I'm using 5.3Beta7. I'll try to rebuild 
> > firefox once again and see if it helps.
> > 
> > Best regards
> > Michal Stanislawski
> Ok, this is what I've done:
> - cvsupped the newest ports tree
> - pkg_delete old firefox
> - rm -r /var/db/ports/firefox
> - patch -p < /path/to/diff
> - make install clean
> It installs the _3 portversion correctly, but firefox now crashes on the 
> test site (even though previously it was ok for some time - see above).

Yes.  Looks like there isn't going to be an easy fix to this.  However,
this problem is not just specific to FreeBSD.  See
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=264557 for a description,
and a list of similar bugs affecting other platforms.

There is a potential workaround in one of the bugs.  Try shutting down
Firefox, then edit ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/prefs.js, and add the following

user_pref("dom.disable_window_open_feature.toolbar", true);

Then restart Firefox, and see if you can reproduce the crash.


> Best Regards
> Michal Stanislawski
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