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Re: native firefox issues (was Re: Definition of NetBSD users)

On 8 April 2010 07:31, Aaron J. Grier <> 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,
> either.
> 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).

> --
>  Aaron J. Grier | "Not your ordinary poofy goof." | 

Chavdar Ivanov


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