Subject: Re: pkg/31170: firefox package build dumps core
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From: David H. Gutteridge <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 09/07/2005 22:37:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/31170; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "David H. Gutteridge" <>
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Subject: Re: pkg/31170: firefox package build dumps core
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 14:36:45 -0400

 Hello fellow Firefox build sufferer,
 I've successfully built Firefox several times on 2.1RC3/i386, several times
 because if you do get it running, you may find it has what appear to be
 problems relating to netdb functions.  I've put some emails out about the
 issue, but don't know of a solution at this point.  (See for instance
 Basically, DNS queries hang, and they can do so even when the browser just
 starts up and calls the home page that's set.  This appears to be related
 to the fact that the pertinent function(s) in netdb.h are not thread-safe,
 but I'm a bit confused as to why the exact same package built with the very
 same options under 2.0.2/i386 works without such problems, I haven't figured
 that out.  (So I may be following a red herring.)
 I have two Firefox builds in package form, the plain vanilla version and one
 with debugging symbols and output enabled.  If you're willing to trust some
 guy you don't know on the internet (ha ha), I can make them available to you.