Caveat: Firefox and Thunderbird not working with latest GTK
freebsd01 at dgmm.net
Mon Nov 24 22:09:11 UTC 2014
On Monday 24 November 2014 20:01:25 Koop Mast wrote:
> On 24-11-2014 18:08, Dave wrote:
> > On Monday 24 November 2014 11:40:56 Andrea Venturoli wrote:
> >> Hello.
> >> 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
> >> it opened).
> >> 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.
> > I found the same here with regard to news/pan.
> > FreeBSD 9.3, AMD64 here.
> > The stalled GUI update symptom occurs after using the search feature. The
> > mouse pointer changes from text selection on moving across the search text
> > box to the paintbrush "clear" button and clicking that button brings the
> > GUI updates back to life.
> > I'll try the gtk downgrade and report back.
> Or update the gtk20 port to 2.24.25_1. This should fix the UI update
> issues in firefox.
Yes, I saw that update and tried it. It fixed the Pan symptoms too.
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