NetBSD Problem Report #43831

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From: joernc@gmail.com
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Subject: GMarks Add-on corrupts Firefox configuration
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>Number:         43831
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       GMarks Add-on corrupts Firefox configuration
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Sep 02 18:50:00 +0000 2010
>Last-Modified:  Fri Feb 01 22:49:09 +0000 2013
>Originator:     Joern Clausen
>Release:        NetBSD 5.0.2
>Organization:
>Environment:
NetBSD blacky 5.0.2 NetBSD 5.0.2 (BLACKY) #1: Fri May 14 19:38:56 CEST 2010  root@blacky:/usr/src/sys/arch/amd64/compile/BLACKY amd64

>Description:
After installing the GMarks add-on from

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2888/

and quitting firefox, the browser cannot be restarted. After 
deleting extensions.ini from the configuration directory, firefox will start again (without extensions, though).

I have this problem with firefox-3.6.3 and firefox-3.6.8 on NetBSD/amd64, but not on any other OS (Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris 10). Older versions of firefox had no problem with this add-on on NetBSD.
>How-To-Repeat:
install www/firefox and the add-on, quit firefox and try to restart
>Fix:

>Release-Note:

>Audit-Trail:

Responsible-Changed-From-To: pkg-manager->tnn
Responsible-Changed-By: wiz@NetBSD.org
Responsible-Changed-When: Thu, 02 Sep 2010 19:51:05 +0000
Responsible-Changed-Why:
Over to firefox maintainer.


From: Mark Davies <mark@ecs.vuw.ac.nz>
To: gnats-bugs@netbsd.org
Cc: 
Subject: Re: pkg/43831: GMarks Add-on corrupts Firefox configuration
Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2010 00:32:09 +1200

 On Friday 03 September 2010 06:50:01 you wrote: 
 > After installing the GMarks add-on from
 > https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2888/
 > 
 > and quitting firefox, the browser cannot be restarted. After
 > deleting extensions.ini from the configuration directory, firefox will
 > start again (without extensions, though).
 > 
 > I have this problem with firefox-3.6.3 and firefox-3.6.8 on
 > NetBSD/amd64, but not on any other OS (Windows, Mac OS X, Solaris 10).
 > Older versions of firefox had no problem with this add-on on NetBSD.

 Since going to 3.6.x (from 3.5) on NetBSD-5.1_RC3/i386 various of our users 
 have reported problems of firefox not starting.
 Running it in safe mode (firefox -safe-mode) and disabling add-on's gets it 
 going so its an issue with some add-ons.  Haven't been able to get a list 
 of which add-ons effect it but "DownThemAll" is certainly one.

 Today we discovered that rather than disabling addons, if you delete 
 ~/.mozilla/firefox/*/compatibility.ini then it also works.  This is 
 apparently a known issue on some systems (google "firefox 
 compatibility.ini") and even an extension available that just deletes it.

 As a work around here I'm looking at adding an rm of the file in firefox.sh

 cheers
 mark

Responsible-Changed-From-To: tnn->pkg-manager
Responsible-Changed-By: wiz@NetBSD.org
Responsible-Changed-When: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 22:49:09 +0000
Responsible-Changed-Why:
Back to role account.


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