freebsd-stable Digest, Vol 189, Issue 4
Radu Adrian Zdrinca
radrian1 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 20:27:20 UTC 2007
On 1/16/07, freebsd-stable-request at freebsd.org
<freebsd-stable-request at freebsd.org> wrote:
> Message: 13
> Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 01:06:45 -0800
> From: Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at icir.org>
> Subject: can we resurrect linux-firefox-1.5 ?
> To: stable at freebsd.org
> Message-ID: <20070116010645.A94849 at xorpc.icir.org>
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> [sorry if i don't post this to -ports, but i feel
> that this is really a -stable issue as it affects
> one widely used port]
> I am not sure if i am the only one, but on RELENG_6,
> linux-firefox 2 is basically unusable (see details below),
> while linux-firefox 1.5 is at least usable (even though
> it has some memory leak so after a while its size grows
> well above 3-400MB).
> Would it be possible to resurrect the linux-firefox 1.5
> port (under a separate name) so at least people have a choice
> on which set of bugs they prefer ?
> The problems with linux firefox 2.0 are that after a little bit of
> browsing (let's say 50-100 pages) some of its threads seem to lock
> up, functions on the gui stop working (e.g. clicking on the tabs
> does not work anymore) and in the end you have to kill it hard.
> I have submitted a PR with more details.
Install 6.2 from cd and don't update the ports. The 1.5 port is there.
Only after I updated the ports it installed the new 188.8.131.52 port.
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