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Re: Garbled output with Firefox 77

On Thu, 4 Jun 2020 at 17:28, Mike Pumford <> wrote:
> On 04/06/2020 14:55, Ottavio Caruso wrote:
> >
> > This is established policy:
> >
> >
> > It shouldn't happen on ESR but there are plenty of reports on Reddit.
> >
> > I suspect FF from pkgsrc is labelled as "Nightly".
> >
> Firefox 77.0 is the current release version not a nightly build. My
> windows install of firefox self updated from 76.0 to 77.0 today so 77.0
> is the current supported version.
> I can accept that profile version migration code can go wrong and
> require manual fixing sometimes but I don't think its the norm. If you
> keep having to do it that's a little worrying.

The first line of troubleshooting FF is always to restart FF in safe
mode and see if the problem persists. Speculating on whether the
problem is upstream or not comes second or third or fourth.

> Do you try and share a
> profile between ESR (either current ESR or older) and release?


> That
> won't work. That might also explain why you have to keep manually fixing
> things up.

Well no, it doesn't.

Ottavio Caruso

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