Caveat: Firefox and Thunderbird not working with latest GTK
ml at netfence.it
Mon Nov 24 10:41:02 UTC 2014
The box is a 9.3/i386 and I'm using portupgrade to compile ports from
source; the desktop environment is XFCE.
Yesterday evening I updated some unrelated ports and some dependencies
of Firefox and Thunderbird were updated: after that, those two
applications were not running properly.
The main window would come up, but never be updated anymore; if I typed
on the keyboard I could perceive something happening under the hood
(other windows popping up, network packets flowing), but I would see
nothing on the screen (the main window would stay exactly as it was when
I removed all extensions, but to no avail.
I tried "portupgrade -Rf thunderbird firefox" and let the box compile
all night, but again, no luck.
So I downgraded all the ports that had been updated and FF and TB
started working again.
Then I began updating them one at a time and found the culprit to be
gtk: when upgrading from 2.24.22_4 to 2.24.25 I get the behaviour
described above; after downgrading, both programs work again.
I did the same test on another box (10.0/amd64) and got the same results.
Right now I'm running the old version of GTK and I'm fine.
I'm unsure whether to file a bug report, tough, since I have no further
info to include; OTOH, maybe I'm doing something wrong...
I'm willing to do any testing if someone can suggest what to try and
where to look.
bye & Thanks
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