[CFT] Firefox 3.6 for FreeBSD

Juergen Lock nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de
Thu Feb 4 23:42:01 UTC 2010

In article <epqr37-627.ln1 at news.hansenet.de> you write:
>Juergen Lock <nox at jelal.kn-bremen.de> wrote:
>> In article <20100204001933.GA11586 at bsdcrew.de> you write:
>>>Hash: SHA1
>>>We know that a lot people are waiting for Firefox 3.6,
>>>but nox@ found a strange bug which is now solved.
>>>The problem was that starting Firefox 3.6 with certain
>>>addons installed was not possible. Now it looks like all
>>>problems are solved and we can start a CFT.
>>  ..and in case anyone is wondering what the issue was, the problem was a
>> filename handling change that basically caused all .xpt files (XPCOM type
>> libraries) failing to load when there where symlinks in paths to one of
>> them - like the ones from addons when /home is a symlink like it usually
>> is on FreeBSD - and thus ff couldn't start.  Here is the mozilla ticket:
>> 	https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=530793
>Aha, und das alles klappte dei dem www/firefox3-devel bisher nicht?
>Krass. Ma gut, das ich nie Addonns verwende ;-)

Do you also use no plugins? :)

 And yes, www/firefox3-devel was affected too (that was in fact the
version where I first discovered the bug, just took me a `little' longer
to find the actual cause because I wasn't familiar with the code at all...)


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