OpenOffice port vs Firefox

doug doug at
Wed Sep 6 20:53:38 PDT 2006

On Wed, 6 Sep 2006, Michael Hughes wrote:

> On Wed, 6 Sep 06 17:37:36 PDT
> perryh at (Perry Hutchison) wrote:
>> Having gotten a sufficiently-recent version of glib, I am now
>> several hours into the build of OpenOffice, and I've discovered
>> that Firefox has quit working.  When I try to start it:
>> GThread-ERROR **: file gthread-posix.c: line 187 (): error 'Invalid
>> argument' during 'pthread_mutex_trylock' aborting...
>> Abort trap (core dumped)
>> Of course, since it won't start up, I can't consult Help/About
>> to find out the version :(  but based on /var/db/pkg I think it is
>> firefox-,1
>> I suppose Firefox and OpenOffice are tripping over each other WRT
>> the version of some shared library, but I thought the whole point
>> of having version numbers on shared libs was to prevent that sort
>> of problem.
>> Does anyone have Firefox and OpenOffice coexisting on a single
>> system?  How is it accomplished?
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> Perry,
>  It isn't easy is it.  I am not sure why FireFox quit working like
> that.  When I created the new glib for my box I was still running
> mozilla 5.0 and didn't have any trouble with it.  I wonder if it has
> something to do with gtk+.  I am running FireFox that I
> downloaded the tarball and compiled.
>  Let me know if you figure this out.
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I am also running FireFox and OpenOffice. I tend to install packages for 
workstations.  With OpenOffice the version on FreeBSD works okay, you just have 
to manually install the prereqs. The other thing I do is start fresh with a new 
version. I.e., I do not cvsup 4.x --> 5.0.

Maybe if you did pkg_info -rRx for both packages something in common (conflict) 
would suggest itself.

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