firefox 90.0.2,2 will not load

doug doug at
Wed Sep 1 15:37:05 UTC 2021

On Wed, 1 Sep 2021, doug wrote:

> On Wed, 1 Sep 2021, Graham Perrin wrote:
>> On 31/08/2021 22:12, Doug Denault wrote:
>>>>> ? uses security technology that is outdated and 
>>>>> vulnerable to attack. An attacker could easily reveal information 
>>>>> which you thought to be safe. The website administrator will need to 
>>>>> fix the server first before you can visit the site.
>>>>> Others without security (for me) include, 
>>>>>, and works. As far as 
>>>>> I can tell this only affects me.
>>>> couple things worth checking:
>>>> - make sure ca_root_nss is on latest version (I'm on v3.69 and not 
>>>> seeing this issue)
>>>> - make sure your system clock is in sync
>>>> for debugging, maybe try accessing a site via curl.  it may report a 
>>>> more helpful error message, or if it works it's possible the issue is 
>>>> isolated to firefox.
>>> Thanks Pete, I did update ca_root [ca_root_nss: 3.58 -> 3.63]. Clocks 
>>> are sync'd using FreeBSD defaults and, curl gave no output. Chrome 
>>> works. It seems clear that the lack of any others there is something 
>>> firefox does not like about my setup. 
>> Do you get the same error for <>? 
>> (The site to which <> redirects, for me in the UK.)
> No, wow! How did you come up with that?? That works as does, 
> and all the sites we host and random others. After I posted 
> this I found that libreoffice was also broken by the thunderbird install 
> and upgrades. It was missing 8 dynamic libraries. I added the missing files 
> from another workstation and got libreoffice to start but it only wanted to 
> recover my "lost" files. Removing libreoffice and all its dependencies 
> fixed that issue. I am wondering if my particular combination of packages 
> has another "hidden" dependency. I stored my bookmarks using the facility 
> that allows sync-ing. That does not work. Other than that firefox works 
> perfectly on the sites it will load.
> _______________________________________________

Well cool. After posting this I went back and did it again. Now no longer works. Clearly my 
combination of things if a one-of-a-kind.

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