firefox[2,3] will not start after recent ports upgrade

Alexander Konovalenko kono at
Sun Feb 1 14:32:49 PST 2009

> From: Cezary Morga <cm at>
> ...
> Is it only Firefox or maybe other GTK2 apps are also affected?
> I've run into similar problem after January 14th Gnome/GTK+ update,
> which was acutally my fault, as I haven't upgraded it properly.
> Recompiling Firefox along with the ports it depends on did the trick:
> portupgrade -Rf firefox

On one of my machines I did as you suggested and both firefox2,3 work now. But 
I am not sure which library was faulty...

> From: Daniel Roethlisberger <daniel at>
> Could it be the case that firefox-bin hangs in umtxn state?

you're right!

> (Check using ps -laux instead of -aux)
> >
> >
> >
> These trace the wrong process: the wrapper shell script (sh).
> The actual hanging process would be firefox-bin, not sh.  Try
> ktracing with child processes (-i).

"ktrace -i" showed last line:
  firefox-bin CALL  _umtx_op(0x65f8e0,0x8,0x1,0x65f8c0,0)

Do you know which port/lib causing this hang on _umtx_op?

Anyway, seem that on my second machine I have to force update all 

Thanks for your help guys!

/Alexander Konovalenko

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