Firefox or what?

hw hw at
Mon Aug 12 20:11:13 UTC 2019

tech-lists <tech-lists at> writes:

> On Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 05:37:54PM +0200, hw wrote:
>>does any of the Firefox versions that can be installed with pkg
>>actually work?  Firefix continues to freeze, crash, being unable to
>>remember its settings, to not show up at all when starting it other
>>than in the process list, and it usually can't be killed even with
>>kill -9.
>>If Firefox is incompatible with FreeBSD, what's the alternative?
> The version I'm using is 68.0.1 and freebsd is 12-stable r350717 and I have no
> firefox issues.
> I'm using pkg but I build my own packages with poudriere-devel.
> Need more information from you regarding the issue before even guessing what
> might be wrong. What version of firefox is installed? if installed from
> packages, what does pkg info | grep firefox say? What freebsd version?
> Anything in /var/log/messages that might indicate a firefox problem? What's
> the spec of the machine?
> Saying all that, have a look at the last suggestion (dated 2019-08-03 14:48:49
> UTC) on this thread it might be useful:

Well, see my previous posts --- and this is like the next issue as I was
afraid of ... All this tells me that FreeBSD is a bad choice for the

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