firefox 90.0.2,2 will not load

doug doug at
Thu Sep 2 06:07:41 UTC 2021

On Wed, 1 Sep 2021, doug wrote:

> 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 uses security technology that is outdated and 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.
> _______________________________________________
On a test system I followed the same upgrade path getting the same firefox 
errors. Following a suggestion I got on the Facebook group, I did a upgrade 
all. This fixes firefox. I think that means firefox requires something in 
xfce or Xorg be upgraded. E.g, a missing dependency

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