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Re: pkg/43831: GMarks Add-on corrupts Firefox configuration
The following reply was made to PR pkg/43831; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Mark Davies <mark%ecs.vuw.ac.nz@localhost>
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
> 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
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