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    Mozilla packages breakage?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 13, 2002 – 10:29
    After installing the 0.9.9-5 debs of Mozilla this morning a lot of images (mostly ads: animated GIFs perhaps) appeared corrupted, and Mozilla would sometimes crash when loading a page (presumbaly same problem). I downgraded to 0.9.9-4 and everything worked OK again: looks like something’s gone wrong…
    Joy: the word out on the street is that the workaround is to disable animated GIFs, and that a fix is in incoming.

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 23:03
    New packages (0.9.9-6) are available.
    They fix the problem.
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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Wednesday, 2002/04/17 – 06:57
    Not on alpha. Mozilla 0.9.9-6 still crashes a lot ! 0.9.8 was stable on my alpha.

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 22:22
    I removed/purged mozilla, removed all mozilla dirs (~/.mozilla, /etc/mozilla, …) *and* removed /usr/share/fonts/truetype/.mozilla_font_summary.ndb.. then i reinstalled.. that seemed to fix it for me..
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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: thue
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 21:16
    I isolated a crash problem test case and filed it as bug #142675 . It seems to be IFRAME tags that does it, and it seems reasonable to assume that this one is the cause of most if not all of the crashes.

    Of course downgrading works, and it also worked to upgrade to the very latest unofficial pre-version that can be gotten by adding

    deb http://pandora.debian.org/~kitame/mozilla ./

    to your /etc/apt/sources.list and then doing an “apt-get install mozilla-browser”

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 23:43
    I have visited sites with the iFrame tag and had no problems. It seems to just crash at random really.

    Its fixed now, so this is history.

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 21:42
    Please could you clarify the line above? I want to be able to install the latest Mozilla from your packages – but adding the line given above gives me a “malformed line” error when I apt-get.

    Thank you very much,

    Newbie

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    Subject: Does this go for ximian Mozilla deb’s on stable?
    Author: Dast
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 18:44
    I’ve noticed mozilla 0.9.9-1.ximian.3 has started to crash all over the place. Anyone poor other stable user experiencing this?
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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 17:19
    I thought that it was the gifs, but after turning them off Mozilla still crashes. Galeon just hangs hard. I guess I’ll wait for the fix.
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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 13:31
    What? No more animated gifs ?

    THANK ILUVATÀR!

    (I really, really hate animated gifs)

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Sunday, 2002/04/14 – 09:41
    Well, you can turn off animation i Preferences (Privacy & Security/Images)
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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 12:10
    How does one downgrade ?

    Mozilla is crashing all over the place !!! :/

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Tuesday, 2002/04/16 – 16:29
    Hi,

    > How does one downgrade ?

    I have hated all releases after 0.9.7, including 8 and 9.. So I have chosen to downgrade to 0.9.7. Here is how I proceeded.. if it might be useful..

    $ apt-cache show mozilla-browser

    (I note that there is a dependency to ‘libnspr4’, the other dependencies
    being ‘classical’: libc, debconf, gtk1.2, etc.)

    $ apt-get remove mozilla-browser libnspr4
    Reading Package Lists… Done
    Building Dependency Tree… Done
    The following packages will be REMOVED:
    libnspr4 mozilla-browser mozilla-mailnews
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 390 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 29.6MB will be freed.
    Do you want to continue? [Y/n]
    Y
    dpkg – warning: while removing mozilla-browser, directory `/etc/mozilla’ not emp
    ty so not removed.

    dpkg – warning: while removing mozilla-browser, directory `/usr/lib/mozilla’ not
    empty so not removed.

    $ ls -s /var/cache/apt/archives/*nsp*
    $ dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/libnspr4_2%3a0.9.7-6_i386.deb
    $ ls -s /var/cache/apt/archives/*lla-b*
    $ dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/mozilla-browser_2%3a0.9.7-6_i386.deb
    dpkg: warning – unable to delete old file `/etc/mozilla’: Directory not empty
    Setting up mozilla-browser (0.9.7-6) …
    Updating mozilla chrome registry…done.

    $ mozilla &

    Note: other people did not have all the problems I had (url menu opened elsewhere on the screen, pbs with tab close, crashes, etc.) so I might have a window maker + mozilla bad combination.. Also I found 0.9.7 faster.. and also I like the fact that the icons worked “out-of-the-box”.. even if I know it’s “bad” for the web sites.. 😉 (why not having a local cache allowed and user configurable?).

    Cheers,
    Christophe.

    = “I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and =
    = democracy .. but that could change.” — Vice President Dan Quayle =

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: jakuai
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 21:42
    do:

    apt-get install mozilla=2:0.9.9-4

    Then apt-get will come up with an error message listing all the messages you also need to downgrade (e.g. libnss3). List them too in the next try:

    apt-get install mozilla=2:0.9.9-4 mozilla-browser=2:0.9.9-4 libnss3=2:0.9.9-4 and so on.

    Worked for me. You might want to search the packages in dselect too and put them on hold (= key).

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: jakuai
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 21:44
    yuck…

    s/messages/packages/

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 13:16
    Dunno if this is the correct way – but it worked for me. Naturally this _will_ screw up your system so you are doing it at your own risk. Run following before anything to make sure you have your old packages on your system:
    ls -la /var/cache/apt/archives/*0.9.9-4*.deb

    The following will tell you what packages are related to -5 release and their status on your system:
    dpkg -l | grep 0.9.9-5

    following worked for me to remove old stuff, I had psm installed:
    apt-get remove mozilla mozilla-browser mozilla-mailnews mozilla-psm libnspr4 libnss3

    /var/cache/apt/archive should hold your old .deb for 0.9.9-4 packages. unless you’ve cleaned old debs from your system recently.
    cd /var/cache/archive
    ls -la *0.9.9-4*.deb

    dpkg –force-downgrade -i libnspr4_2%3a0.9.9-4_i386.deb
    dpkg –force-downgrade -i mozilla-browser_2%3a0.9.9-4_i386.deb
    dpkg –force-downgrade -i mozilla-mailnews_2%3a0.9.9-4_i386.deb
    dpkg –force-downgrade -i libnss3_2%3a0.9.9-4_i386.deb
    dpkg –force-downgrade -i mozilla-psm_2%3a0.9.9-4_i386.deb
    dpkg –force-downgrade -i mozilla_2%3a0.9.9-4_i386.deb

    Like I said no idea if that’s the correct way, just worked for me. Not even sure if you need the –force-downgrade for the dpkg lines. When I did this I couldn’t bother to try lynx a tutorial on how to –force-downgrade properly.

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    Subject: Re: Mozilla packages breakage?
    Author: Anonymous
    Date: Saturday, 2002/04/13 – 12:03
    Ya i’m getting flat out crashes with 0.9.9-5. Maybe it’s pages with gifs? i donno, since it crashes instantly on some sites and is fine on others. Until these new packages 0.9.9 had been perfectly stable no crashes. Mozilla still has some interface bugs that are annoying as all get out, but at least they have stabilized it.
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