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Old 04-02-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
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Exclamation Minor FireFox issues with Gentoo


I have noticed recently that Firefox does have some minor bugs but they are more pronounced in Gentoo. In Windows and Debian I have installed it and it works all right, but in Gentoo, I used emerge to download the sources and compile it. Maybe this has something to do with this? I am using version 1.0.2 current in all three: Debian, Gentoo and Windows.

It seems to have some (minor) random bugs. It always crashes the first time I run it after booting and sometimes it just stops responding when I start it and then crashes after a long time of inactivity.

Random crashes happen in Gentoo only. I don't know why. In Debian though it doesn't crash much, if at all.

I use KDE as my in both OSes.

Anybody else experiencing minor problems with Firefox in Gentoo? By the way I had installed 1.0.1 initially in Gentoo and then upgraded to 1.0.2 and the problem is still not gone.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 01:13 PM   #2
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it may have to do with you compiling it yourself.

try emerging firefox-bin

and use the binary one that gentoo pre-packaged.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 10:32 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'll remove the firefox package and install the firefox-bin package.

That is smaller in size as well.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 11:39 AM   #4
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I may be too late for you, but I have recently installed Gentoo.
I used the command "emerge mozilla-firefox". I honestly don't know when Firefox has been more stable or faster. I also use it in Windows and in Slackware, and both seem to be a bit slow on start-up.
The emerge went quickly and smoothly.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 12:05 PM   #5
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what are the CFLAGS you compiled with? the mozilla team warns against going outside the default optimizing.....
 
Old 04-11-2005, 01:39 PM   #6
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Just used the CFLAGS that Gentoo wrote during install.

I just did #emerge -s firefox, and #emerge -p mozilla-firefox, then emerged the files that it returned.

Man, don't take my word as gospel, this is my first time with a usable Gentoo system.

Just wanted to let you know what had worked for me.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 02:26 PM   #7
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Post your /etc/make.conf or post the output of 'emerge info'.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 02:41 PM   #8
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No problem, but it will be several hours, because I'm still at work until 19:00 CDT and I don't have my ssh working yet. I'll do that as soon as I get home.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 07:34 PM   #9
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Here is my make.conf file that you requested. Just for your info. I performed a stage 3 install.
The only things that I added were USE flags and sync mirrors and MAKEOPTS per the install instructions.




# These settings were set by the catalyst build script that automatically built this stage
# Please consult /etc/make.conf.example for a more detailed example
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=pentium4 -fomit-frame-pointer"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
USE="x86 acpi dvd cdr -gnome"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://gentoo.chem.wisc.edu/gentoo/ ftp://gentoo.chem.wisc.edu/gentoo/ ftp://ftp.ndlug.nd.edu/pub/gentoo/"
SYNC="rsync://rsync.us.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage"
 
Old 04-26-2005, 11:35 PM   #10
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So far, I've learnt to put up with the Gentoo issue with Firefox.

I've not booted into Gentoo for quite a while now (this post is made from Gentoo) and I've a lot of upgrading to do.

My make.conf file (if it helps):

Code:
 These settings were set by the catalyst build script that automatically built$
# Please consult /etc/make.conf.example for a more detailed example
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=athlon-xp -fomit-frame-pointer"
CHOST="i686-pc-linux-gnu"
CXXFLAGS="${CFLAGS}"
MAKEOPTS="-j2"
USE="-gnome qt kde gtk alsa dvd cdr"
# GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://mirror.gentoo.gr.jp
GENTOO_MIRRORS="http://mirror.averse.net/pub/gentoo/"
 
  


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