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#26 2012-07-13 13:47:19

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Re: [workaround] linker issues: firefox suddenly fails to find shared libs

I have now tried running Firefox 14 beta 11, the previous beta version, under both versions of glibc. It crashes with the new version of glibc. But if I run it with the old version of glibc and update it to beta 12 using Firefox's built-in update mechanism, I can then upgrade glibc and Firefox doesn't crash any more. So it seems something has changed in the last beta release.

I haven't tried the release version - Firefox 13.

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#27 2012-07-13 22:52:09

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Re: [workaround] linker issues: firefox suddenly fails to find shared libs

Have you rebooted in between? Otherwise, the old version of glibc may well be being used even if you've upgraded. Or maybe you've checked for this?


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#28 2012-07-13 23:33:41

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Re: [workaround] linker issues: firefox suddenly fails to find shared libs

Good point. I tried it again making sure I rebooted and glibc 2.15 and 2.16 still worked on i686.


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#29 2012-07-14 17:13:07

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Re: [workaround] linker issues: firefox suddenly fails to find shared libs

I didn't reboot while I was testing because I could get it to both reliably crash and work again without rebooting. But I had used the en-US version for two days and I have now used the en-GB version for two days without problems.

So it seems to me that some kind of fix has already made it into Firefox 14.

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