Thunderbird and Firefox dead after portupgrade

Micah micahjon at
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 wrote:
>>>> 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
>>> error..
>>> Regards.
>>> 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.

- Micah

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