Thunderbird and Firefox dead after portupgrade
micahjon at ywave.com
Fri Mar 31 04:10:17 UTC 2006
Pete Slagle wrote:
> Donald J. O'Neill wrote:
>> On Thursday 30 March 2006 17:53, Albert Shih wrote:
>>> Le 30/03/2006 à 14:42:10-0800, Micah a écrit
>>>> illoai at gmail.com wrote:
>>>> 184.108.40.206_2 was commited last night, so it's probably a recent
>>>> breakage. I just found a bug report on it at
>>>> So we have four confirmed cases of firefox not working.
>>> five...but not for firefox...for thunderbird (well I don't use it at
>>> all...;-) )
>>> Same problem when I try to laucnh thunderbird, nothing append, no
>>> using : FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE
>> This happened to me also, until I remembered this has happened before
>> and what to try.
>> Login as root, start the GUI (mine is KDE), open a terminal program
>> and start firefox from there. After that, I had no problems. It's
>> working fine.
> Surprisingly, this worked perfectly for me with FreeBSD 6.1-PRERELEASE,
> although I didn't take the time to figure out why.
> I didn't even restart the GUI, I just ran Firefox and Thunderbird from a
> xterm window as root, and then exited them. All fixed.
I remember this being the Linux way to install the mozilla suite.
Install, run as root first, then run as user. I never had to do that in
FreeBSD. I'll try it as soon as I get back.
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