#25 Firefox mozilla build for 3.6.3 failed

closed-invalid
nobody
None
5
2010-06-29
2010-05-18
Kenyon Karl
No

Binary package hint: firefox

Shortly after upgrading from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04, Ubuntuzilla notified me that I should upgrade Firefox from 3.6.0 to 3.6.3 following the instructions at the Ubuntuzilla Website. Since I also had problems with Thunderbird after the Ubuntu upgrade, I also arranged to upgrade Thunderbird to 3.0.4 (which apparently succeeded).

Note that the system saved a crash report, but when I followed through, the report was trashed since Firefox is not an official Ubuntu package. Given the way that Linux developers OUGHT to be working together, I am surprised that the crash report was trashed -- instead of being carefully saved so that it could be turned over to the Mozilla developers. Indeed, it could even possible that after 'finger pointing' exercises have finished, it could even turn out to be a joint problem.

I am also a bit upset about the strictness of Cannonical policies about application upgrades between operating system upgrades, as it interferes with the ability of the user to keep his/her system up to date, driving users to extremes such as employed by the Ubuntuzilla team.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-22.33-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-22-generic i686
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: 2f46bfa49172683ab4caae9e727080e9
CheckboxSystem: b1cca5f799a911bbb44e7180c2fd235d
Date: Mon May 17 21:08:25 2010
FirefoxPackages:
firefox 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
firefox-gnome-support 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
firefox-branding 3.6.3+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
abroswer N/A
abrowser-branding N/A
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
ProcEnviron:
PATH=(custom, no user)
LANG=en_US.UTF-8
SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: firefox

Also see for diagnostic files:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/582032

Discussion

  • nanotube
    nanotube
    2010-05-18

    Hi

    This is not the right place to report bugs with ubuntu packages. Your report seems to be against the ubuntu package of firefox 3.6.3, not the ubuntuzilla package. (ubuntuzilla package is "firefox-mozilla-build", specifically "firefox-mozilla-build_3.6.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb" for the latest.

    This space is exclusively for the ubuntuzilla project, which packages
    official mozilla binaries into .debs.

    Please also see the ubuntuzilla project site for details:
    http://ubuntuzilla.sourceforge.net/

    If you believe your issue is with the ubuntuzilla package, rather than the ubuntu official package, then we can talk at greater length. :)

     
  • nanotube
    nanotube
    2010-05-18

    • status: open --> pending-invalid
     
  • Kenyon Karl
    Kenyon Karl
    2010-05-18

    Note that I am still running Firefox 3.6 after running Firefox-Ubuntuzilla 3.6.3 since the update crashed on an Ubuntu 10.04 system. Thus the problem must be a conflict between the recently released Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntuzilla. But I don't have a crash report to send you due to Ubuntu's policies about your software.

     
  • Kenyon Karl
    Kenyon Karl
    2010-05-18

    • status: pending-invalid --> open-invalid
     
  • nanotube
    nanotube
    2010-06-14

    Well, I can't do anything about bugs in official ubuntu packages.

    I would suggest to do the following:
    1. make sure to uninstall any ubuntuzilla packages (firefox-mozilla-build), and make sure you have the latest firefox package from the official ubuntu repositories
    2. start a fresh firefox profile
    3. see if the ubuntu firefox package still gives you trouble.

    If yes, then file a new report on launchpad, this time explicitly stating the problem is coming from the ubuntu repositories firefox.

     
  • nanotube
    nanotube
    2010-06-14

    • status: open-invalid --> pending-invalid
     
  • This Tracker item was closed automatically by the system. It was
    previously set to a Pending status, and the original submitter
    did not respond within 14 days (the time period specified by
    the administrator of this Tracker).

     
    • status: pending-invalid --> closed-invalid