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Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby giaur500 » 2020-01-23 06:54

After some recent dist-upgrade, Firefox not starting anymore. It crashes at startup and it only shows window to ask if I want to send report to Mozilla. Nothing interesing in console:

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ExceptionHandler::GenerateDump cloned child 28580
ExceptionHandler::SendContinueSignalToChild sent continue signal to child
ExceptionHandler::WaitForContinueSignal waiting for continue signal...


Any ideas? Chorme/Chromium both are fine. Firefox from Debian repo. I tried to delete profile folder to reset all settings, but still it crashes.
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-23 09:20

giaur500 wrote:Any ideas?

Use Debian stable instead. Or wait a bit and then upgrade again.
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby giaur500 » 2020-01-23 09:49

Use Debian stable instead. Or wait a bit and then upgrade again.

Well, that answers all questions asked on this forums. Thread to close?

BTW, now I know that's caused by sqlite bug. However, answers like "use stable instead" are not useful, unless there's explictly said, that questions related to Sid are not allowed here.Then you can close anything related to Sid with comment "use stable instead".
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby L_V » 2020-01-23 10:24

can you clarify some points
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apt list 'firefox*' --installed
firefox --version

If you launch firefox like this, does it crash ?
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MOZILLA_DISABLE_PLUGINS=1 firefox -safe-mode -profile $(mktemp -d /tmp/tmp-firefox-profile-XXXXXXXXXX) about:blank
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby giaur500 » 2020-01-23 10:29

Latest Firefox from sid. None of above helps. But, it's not Firefox bug, it's caused by recent sqlite update. For now, I reverted sqlite3 version until they fix it.
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby L_V » 2020-01-23 11:11

"latest, current, previous" is a terminology which is not very usefull for SID. Each day is a new day.
https://metadata.ftp-master.debian.org/ ... _changelog
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=949644

This should at least help to clarify your "current" version (assuming you don't know which one was the "latest").
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apt list '*sqlite*' --installed
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby giaur500 » 2020-01-24 08:06

Calm down, it's clear and should be solved soon: https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=949644

But I'll tell you what - as always, no help from this forums, the only reposne I got is „use stable”, wtf.

"latest, current, previous" is a terminology which is not very usefull for SID. Each day is a new day.

Well, I can tell you about my thinking path. I can assume, that some people used to do dist-upgrade every day on Sid, so I asked if anygody got the same bug after dist-upgrade. That should be enough to confirn/not confirm if anybody is affected with the same issue or not. But ok, maybe I should clarify which versions I have.
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby sunrat » 2020-01-24 11:52

Must have been specific to libsqlite3-0-3.30.1+fossil191229-1 combined with Firefox 72.0.2 . My system has the same version of libsqlite3-0 but Firefox 72.0.1-1 and I've had no crashes. I just ran update and available versions are libsqlite3-0:3.31.0+really3.30.1+fossil191229-1 and firefox:72.0.2-1
It's reported to be fixed in the bug report. Just doing full-upgrade now so we'll see. Just another day in the life of Sid. :)
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby L_V » 2020-01-24 13:16

giaur500 wrote:I can assume, that some people used to do dist-upgrade every day on Sid,.
You are then wrong: just an assumption, and a day is 24 hours.
The only way to report a problem is to be at least able to report exact versions used, especially for SID and even testing.
It always seems so difficult to some people to report exact versions used that it looks that "Still In Development" is not understood.
Is it so difficult to report feedback of this ?
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 apt list --installed '*sqlite*' 'firefox*'

If answer is yes, don't use SID, or make an effort to track packages.
https://tracker.debian.org/
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Re: Firefox and Firefox ESR crash at startup - Debian Sid

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2020-01-24 15:52

giaur500 wrote:the only reposne I got is „use stable”

I gave two possible solutions actually. Waiting a bit is sometimes the best option and the fact that you didn't seem to appreciate that suggested to me that perhaps you shouldn't be running sid. That branch is intended for competent users who can contribute to Debian development rather than clueless fools who spam the forums unnecessarily at the first sign of any problems.
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