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Re: native firefox issues (was Re: Definition of NetBSD users)
On 8 April 2010 11:13, Chavdar Ivanov <ci4ic4%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
> On 8 April 2010 08:17, Chavdar Ivanov <ci4ic4%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>> On 8 April 2010 07:31, Aaron J. Grier <agrier%poofygoof.com@localhost> wrote:
>>> On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 07:34:54PM -0700, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 01:40:05AM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:
>>>> > On Mon, Apr 05, 2010 at 02:54:41PM -0700, Aaron J. Grier wrote:
>>>> > > I haven't had a native compiled firefox work reliably in 3+ years
>>>> > > (they appear to hang up in domain resolution after a few minutes)
>>>> > Is there a PR? How can I reproduce the problem?
>>>> I hestitate filing because I can't put my finger down on the problem
>>>> any further than "DNS resolution appears to hang after a few minutes."
>>>> it may be i386 specific for all I know, or may be particular to my
>>>> configuration. (as usual, it's easier just to bitch about it than do
>>>> the research necessary to ask more intelligent questions.)
>>>> reproducing it is straightforward, albeit time-consuming: pkg_comp
>>>> build www/firefox, install resulting package (and dependencies),
>>>> attempt to use it, and note a lockup apparently in DNS resolution
>>>> after a few minutes.
>>> I can still reproduce this at will. any initial startup tabs load fine,
>>> but any new tabs or URLs have xulrunner sitting in a loop, eating all
>>> CPU, showing "Looking up $SOMEWEBHOST..." but I never see any DNS
>>> packets across the wire. creating a new profile doesn't help anything,
>>> this is a slight improvement over earlier versions, as the firefox UI
>>> itself is still responsive; I can create new tabs, about: URLs work
>>> fine, but anything that requires name resolution fails.
>>> sound familiar to anyone?
>> I had the same at one time when using 'files nis dns' for name
>> resolution; I avoided the problem by using a proxy in firefox.
>> Right now I am still using the same name resolution, but firefox works
>> fine - this is on i386 -current (as of a couple of days ago).
> Retracting this - I've forgotten that I did some times ago
> # ypcat hosts >> /etc/hosts
> and then switched to 'files dns' only for resolution.
> So yes, I still have the same problem and it has been like this for
> probably a couple of years.
>>> Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." |
>> Chavdar Ivanov
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