Mozilla/Firefox weirdness

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Mon Aug 22 18:38:29 GMT 2005

jason wrote:
> O. Hartmann wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Since I upgrade my box from FreeBSD-5.4 to 6.0 it seems that I run 
>> into some really strange Firefox/Mozilla behaviour. The phenomenon is 
>> described really quickly: I can not save some configurations, like 
>> using which type of SSL/TSL, block popups etc. I can mark the boxes, 
>> but whenever I call the same config window, all checkboxes are set to 
>> a initial value not choosen by me. The browser also does not save any 
>> configs.
>> I completely recompiled everything, I deinstalled both Mozilla and 
>> Firefox, but it is always the same behaviour. Can someone help or 
>> report about similar or the same problem?
>> One idea is that this has to do with some access rights of the user's 
>> profile directory.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Oliver
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> I had the same issues on a freash 5.4 install. I had to remove all 
> CFLAGS besides -pipe and -O2, then it ran like a champ.  -f options have 
> always killed firefox for me.

All right, here we go ...
I moved ~/.mozilla as suggested and let firefox install a new directory. 
But that did not change anything nor it had a positive effect.

And, indeed, I 'utilize' -ffast-amth and -funroll-loops in make.conf. I 
will remove them on the i386 machine and see, whether this succeeds.

On another box, amd64 arch, the same phenomenon occured the same time I 
changed from 5.4 to 6.0. I'll report if the 'not allowed' compiler 
option caused this misbehaviour.


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