use of menus crashes Firefox?

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Jan 19 02:13:03 UTC 2011

On Jan 18, 2011, at 6:01 PM, Keith Seyffarth wrote:
> $ gdb --exec=firefox3
> This GDB was configured as
> "i386-marcel-freebsd"."/usr/local/bin/firefox3": not in executable
> format: File format not recognized

What does "file /usr/local/bin/firefox3" say?

If it's a Linux binary, then you might not be able to debug it with the native gdb, although the point of a binary executable format like ELF should allow cross-debugging.  It also implies that you might need to tweak your Linux emulation version (sysctl compat.linux.osrelease)...


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