Subject: Re: pkg/29595: Firefox displays blank dialog box
To: None <,,>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/04/2005 18:26:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/29595; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: (Frederick Bruckman)
To: (Andreas Gustafsson)
Subject: Re: pkg/29595: Firefox displays blank dialog box
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 12:25:26 -0600 (CST)

 In article <>, (Andreas Gustafsson) writes:
 > I'm using Firefox 1.0nb2 built from source using the www/firefox
 > package.  When I submit a web form containing a username and password
 > field, Firefox displays the dialog box:
 >    Password Manager can remember this logon and enter it automatically
 >    the next time you return to this web site.  Do you want Password manager
 >    to remember this logon?
 > When I answer "No", a second dialog box pops up.  This second dialog
 > box is blank except for an bubble icon containing the letter "i" and
 > three buttons: Yes, No, and a blank (!) button.  A window dump of the
 > dialog box can be seen at
 The problem still exists with current pkgsrc (firefox 1.0.1/gtk 2.6.4),
 on NetBSD 2.0.1.
 > I'm having a hard time figuring out which button to press.
 I always click "yes", because I'm such an agreeable person.
 Another issue, possibly related:  the password file (signons.txt) gets
 easily corrupted. Firefox will then still recall passwords on a web page,
 but the dialog in the preferences will no longer open. It can be fixed by
 manually editing out the corrupted entry. You can tell which entries are
 corrupted, because the encrypted password is way too long, compared with
 the good entries.