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Author Topic: 081117 firefox-3.0.4 [VL 5.9]  (Read 1688 times)


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081117 firefox-3.0.4 [VL 5.9]
« on: November 17, 2008, 04:10:45 pm »

toothandnail has packaged firefox 3.0.4 for VL 5.9 and VL 5.9.1.  Please note that this is a security patch and bugfix release.  If you are running firefox 3.0.3 or earlier you probably should upgrade to this package.  As soon as we have adequate testing reports it will be moved to the patches repository assuming all is well.

Package: firefox-3.0.4-i586-1vl59.tlz
MD5: bffa481a73384f3b080957a70ddee12c
Package Size:  7.26 MB
Installed Size:  25.36 MB


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firefox: Firefox (Mozilla Firefox Web Browser)
firefox: Firefox 3 is the next generation release of the award-winning
firefox: Firefox web browser from Mozilla.
firefox: To comply with Mozilla trademarks, and to assure quality control,
firefox: this is the official Mozilla build, packaged for VectorLinux.
firefox: License: MPL 1.1/GPL 2.0/LGPL 2.1
firefox: Author:  Mozilla Foundation <>
firefox: Website:

After testing this package, please take a moment and come back to this thread to let us know how it works for you.
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Re: 081117 firefox-3.0.4 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 04:04:43 am »

Browser works as expected, no crashes so far (and no problems with flash, using v10)

When testing the language pack, thus starting firefox from commandline, I noticed this:
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(firefox-bin:12486): Gtk-WARNING **: Icon cache '/usr/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache' is invalid

Not sure whether this is because of the package or just my installation. Will test it a bit further when I have time to do so.

EDIT again: error also pops up after downgrading to 3.0.3, so the problem is probably to be found somewhere inside my box
« Last Edit: November 18, 2008, 05:38:59 am by Sengir »


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Re: 081117 firefox-3.0.4 [VL 5.9]
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 04:12:56 am »

I'm having a lot of crashes here with firefox-3.0.4.  I haven't noticed any pattern yet.  The next time I start it up I'll do so from a terminal and see if I get any error messages.
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