www/firefox: Firefox 3.6 crashes, Firefox 3.5.7 not
ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Tue Feb 9 09:40:05 UTC 2010
On 02/08/10 21:42, Eitan Adler wrote:
> I have no idea if this is related but from pkg-message
> Firefox 3.6 and HTML5
> Certain functions used to display HTML5 elements need the sem module.
> If your Firefox crashes with the following message while viewing a
> HTML5 page:
> "Bad system call (core dumped)"
> you need to load the sem module (kldload sem).
> To load sem on every boot put the following into your
> On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 9:04 PM, O. Hartmann
> <ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de <mailto:ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de>> wrote:
> On 02/08/10 16:20, Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 13:32:25 +0000
> "O. Hartmann"<ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
> <mailto:ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de>> wrote:
> Today, I upgraded Firefox 3.5.7 (built yesterday) to
> Firefox 3.6. After
> deleting ~/.mozilla (after I did a buckup, of course), I
> tried a fresh
> start of 'firefox3'. After firefox showed up, I realized
> that no
> option-field (File, Extras etc) can be used, they are dead
> and after a
> few seconds I clicked them, firefox3 is crashing.
> Since I recompiled firefox 3.5.7 yesterday I was wondering
> if this is
> due to some 'false' lib or dependency. Since I figured
> that I have
> similar trouble with Thunderbird 3.0.1 after I installed
> it, I suspect a
> faulty library causing this behaviour. With Thunderbird 3,
> I never
> solved the problem although I tried to rebuild everything with
> thunderbird via 'portmaster -f'. I'll did this with
> firefox 3.6 also,
> but with no success.
> The crashing is observed on two nearly identical SMP
> FreeBSD 8.0/amd64
> STABLE boxes (make world of today), up-to-date ports. The
> crash is NOT
> observed on my private oldish UP box, nearly the same
> setup, OS at the
> same revision and ports up to date as of yesterday. Maybe
> this could be
> a hint.
> Any hints or suggestions?
> Try doing "ldd /usr/local/lib/firefox3/firefox-bin" and see if
> looks weird.
> I did - and there is nothing weird.
> I checked the installed libraries and they are all rebuild when
> rebuilding necessary dependencies for firefox3.
> You can porbably ignore
> libxul.so => not found (0x0)
> libmozjs.so => not found (0x0)
> libxpcom.so => not found (0x0)
> because run-mozilla.sh sets LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include
> /usr/local/lib/firefox3 where these libraries are installed.
> I merely deleted my old firefox 3.6 and reinstalled from the
> port (on
> 9-CURRENT AMD64) and haven't seen any problems. But of
> course, I've
> been running various incarnations of 3.6 for a while and may
> have gotten
> all the dependencies already correctly installed.
> Gary Jennejohn
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> I tried again, left the 'make config'-options as they were set by
> default, delete/backuped .mozilla in my home and they restartet
> firefox3. Nothing better than previously seen. Try hitting Button
> 'Tools' at the top menu bar gives a menu after several seconds,
> then firefox crashes/core dumps.
SysV smaphore (or sem?) are built into my kernel by default. The
error/system message when crashing is
socket(): Protocol not supported
Illegal instruction (core dumped)
and a core is dumped.
It is funny, as long as I do not drop down any menus, this crappy
Firefox 3.6 on my box runs for several seconds, then crahses unmotivated
- no matter whether .mozilla has been brand new or containing the old
stuff from 3.5.7. Whenever I drop down a menu, the dead comes fast.
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