firefox core-dump on 10.1-RELEASE?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Wed Aug 12 00:22:10 UTC 2015

On Tue, Aug 11, 2015 at 12:08:26PM -0700, pete wright wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently upgraded firefox on my 10.1-RELEASE workstation via pkg and
> now have periodic core dumps.  I was wondering if anyone else has
> observed this behaviour?  If not I will attempt to get a debug build
> created locally and try to reproduce the fault.  Here's my info:

Yep, more people have noticed it.

> > uname -ar && pkg info |grep firefox
> FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p10 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p10 #0:
> Wed May 13 06:54:13 UTC 2015
> root at amd64
> firefox-40.0,1 Web browser based on the browser portion of Mozilla

A temporary fix is implemented in 40.0_1,1; it works pretty well; have only
had one crash since.

But today the port was updated to 40.0_2,1, and 40.0_3,1 which failed to link
for me.  It seems that firefox is once again churning a little bit, as it
sometimes does.

Since firefox is quite a big build, I tend to make a package of the installed
version before upgrading, so I can always go back if it works.

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