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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

Mike Marchywka
On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:29:26AM +0200, Ralf Mardorf via ubuntu-users wrote:

> On Thu, 23 May 2019 07:47:11 +0000, Mike Marchywka wrote:
> >> The problem with some bugs is, that not everybody suffers from those
> >> bugs, using the same application with the same versions of
> >> dependencies, even not when using the same distro. OTOH some users
> >> suffer from the same bug, even using different distros. My guess is,
> >> that it is related to the desktop environment and/or window manager,
> >> as well as to the used hardware.  
> >
> >I was also going to mention if you can find the browser executable run
> >ldd on it. I had a messed up upgrade on Ubuntu 11 and I had put some
> >newer packages into temporary directories. Often I could fix or break
> >things by exporting LD_LIBRARY_PATH and getting the apps to use or not
> >use various combinations of libraries. This was kind of a mess but may
> >be useful for finding incompabibilities.
>
> 1. How do you run ldd against an executable you can't find?

If you had seen my earlier post on the thread that was my first point
although I don't think I mentioned the similar issue with chrome that the
thing on PATH is a script hiding an executable but yes you can eventually find it.
I just went to the firefox website in the past and downloaded several versions
so I could figure out which ones worked on Ubuntu 11.


>
> 2. Regarding such voodoo bugs ldd doesn't help at all. On my machines
>    you won't find soname issues.
>

 

> [rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ ldd firefox
> ldd: ./firefox: No such file or directory
> [rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ ldd /usr/bin/firefox
> not a dynamic executable
> [rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ strings /usr/bin/firefox
> #!/bin/sh
> exec /usr/lib/firefox/firefox "$@"
> [rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ ldd /usr/lib/firefox/firefox
> linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffe66911000)
> /usr/lib/libgtk3-nocsd.so.0 (0x00007fe643e53000)
> libpthread.so.0 => /usr/lib/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007fe643dd1000)
> libc.so.6 => /usr/lib/libc.so.6 (0x00007fe643c0c000)
> libdl.so.2 => /usr/lib/libdl.so.2 (0x00007fe643c07000)
> libstdc++.so.6 => /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007fe643a77000)
> libm.so.6 => /usr/lib/libm.so.6 (0x00007fe643931000)
> libgcc_s.so.1 => /usr/lib/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007fe643915000)
> /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 => /usr/lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007fe643e8d000)
>
> However, it doesn't mean that downgrading one or several libs and
> recompiling against the downgraded libs won't solve an issue. Compiling
> bloatware such as firefox could take hours, so trial-and-error
> compiling against different library versions could be way to time
> consuming. On Arch you would even need to rebuild a package with debug
> symbols. On Ubuntu you could replace all needed packages by packages
> compiled with debug symbols from repositories, as long as you won't use
> different versions of dependencies.

That was my point of changing the LD_LIBRARY_PATH, IIRC again I had that
kluged with the SSL fiasco among other issues.
The first step is just running it or one of them from command line with
something like a verbose option enabled and see what it thinks its doing.


>
> In short, troubleshooting some bugs could be way to time consuming for
> those who use the computer to get work done. Let alone that it already
> requires a learning curve just to use debugging tools, even without
> understanding the output, just to provide ouput for developers who
> understand the it.

Staring at a blank app or cursing at it may not help much either although
I've gotten pretty good at the latter. With FF again you can just go
get older versions and IIRC you just unzip, cd into it, and run ./firefox blah blah
With n versions if you think they stop working beyond version m, which
may not be the case here, you only need to download order log_2 n wrong onese :)

And it is probably even more important for people who need to
keep their porn connection functional... Personally I hated debugging
some of these things with other objectives on the list but often
these are investments and reusable skills result.  

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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

Mike Marchywka
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On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:35:18AM +0200, Ralf Mardorf via ubuntu-users wrote:
>
> > > I was also going to mention if you can find the browser executable
>                                        ^^^
> > 1. How do you run ldd against an executable you can't find?
>                                                   ^^^^^

I would just add if it comes up, and I even had a hard time getting all the chrome
processes to die after the window died, there are two direct ways,

lsof | grep firefox

or

ps ax | grep firefox

lsof generates a lot of output though if the browser is doing absolutely anything
but you can see much of what it tries to use.

$ps ax | grep chrom | cut -c 1-60
  371 ?        SLl    1:09 /opt/google/chrome/chrome
  383 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
  384 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/nacl_helper
  388 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
  418 ?        Sl     0:50 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
  423 ?        SLl    0:12 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
  480 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
 4565 ?        Sl     0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
 4590 ?        Sl     0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
 4767 pts/22   S+     0:00 grep --color=auto chrom

$ lsof | grep chrome | head -n 5 | sed -e 's/  */ /g'
chrome 371 marchywka cwd DIR 8,3 4096 26345479 /home/marchywka
chrome 371 marchywka rtd DIR 8,3 4096 2 /
chrome 371 marchywka txt REG 8,3 142964120 12976143 /opt/google/chrome/chrome
chrome 371 marchywka mem REG 8,3 18748872 23855730 /usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto/NotoSansCJK-Regular.ttc
chrome 371 marchywka mem REG 8,3 341324 23855936 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family/Ubuntu-M.ttf

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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

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On Thu, 2019-05-23 at 09:04 +0000, Mike Marchywka wrote:
> If you had seen my earlier post on the thread that was my first point
> although I don't think I mentioned the similar issue with chrome that the
> thing on PATH is a script hiding an executable but yes you can eventually find it.

[rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ which -a firefox
/usr/bin/firefox
/bin/firefox
[rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ ldd /usr/bin/firefox
        not a dynamic executable
[rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ ldd /bin/firefox
        not a dynamic executable
[rocketmouse@archlinux ~]$ cat /usr/bin/firefox
#!/bin/sh
exec /usr/lib/firefox/firefox "$@"

Ok, that's on Arch Linux, but regarding
https://packages.ubuntu.com/xenial-updates/amd64/firefox/filelist
I suspect it's the same for Ubuntu 16.04.

> And it is probably even more important for people who need to
> keep their p??n connection functional

For this kind of art work the best choice probably is to use
google-chrome (not chromium, firefox, qupzilla, falkon), since
google-chrome offers the best compatibility with tube channel videos.
Regarding inspecting a history falkon is way better than firefox and
google-chrome are. This not necessarily is interesting to view this kind
of art work, but also for other browser usage.

If you click a link in the firefox history, as well as in the
google-chrome history and you wish to continue with the next link in the
histroy, you can't without searching again, since they don't stay at the
history position, they update the history cursor position to top of the
list. Very old firefox release did stay at the history position.
Qupzialla and Falkon still stay at the history position.



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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

Mike Marchywka
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On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 09:14:56AM +0000, Mike Marchywka wrote:
> On Thu, May 23, 2019 at 10:35:18AM +0200, Ralf Mardorf via ubuntu-users wrote:
> >
Did this ever get resolved? The OP was in my junk folder so I did not
see it but did you run things like "top" to see what was going on
if you were complaining it was slow? Today things were slow for
me with a name resolution message in browser bottom left so I added
8.8.8.8 to /etc/resolv.conf . Also again for firefox I would just
go to their site for old versions, download the zip/ gz tar
and see which ones run. I was through that before and the process
is pretty direct. But again it may be helpful to find out what
is wrong with this one first.


> > > > I was also going to mention if you can find the browser executable
> >                                        ^^^
> > > 1. How do you run ldd against an executable you can't find?
> >                                                   ^^^^^
>
> I would just add if it comes up, and I even had a hard time getting all the chrome
> processes to die after the window died, there are two direct ways,
>
> lsof | grep firefox
>
> or
>
> ps ax | grep firefox
>
> lsof generates a lot of output though if the browser is doing absolutely anything
> but you can see much of what it tries to use.
>
> $ps ax | grep chrom | cut -c 1-60
>   371 ?        SLl    1:09 /opt/google/chrome/chrome
>   383 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
>   384 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/nacl_helper
>   388 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
>   418 ?        Sl     0:50 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
>   423 ?        SLl    0:12 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
>   480 ?        S      0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
>  4565 ?        Sl     0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
>  4590 ?        Sl     0:00 /opt/google/chrome/chrome --type=
>  4767 pts/22   S+     0:00 grep --color=auto chrom
>
> $ lsof | grep chrome | head -n 5 | sed -e 's/  */ /g'
> chrome 371 marchywka cwd DIR 8,3 4096 26345479 /home/marchywka
> chrome 371 marchywka rtd DIR 8,3 4096 2 /
> chrome 371 marchywka txt REG 8,3 142964120 12976143 /opt/google/chrome/chrome
> chrome 371 marchywka mem REG 8,3 18748872 23855730 /usr/share/fonts/opentype/noto/NotoSansCJK-Regular.ttc
> chrome 371 marchywka mem REG 8,3 341324 23855936 /usr/share/fonts/truetype/ubuntu-font-family/Ubuntu-M.ttf
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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

Little Girl
Hey there,

Mike Marchywka wrote:

>Did this ever get resolved?

My issue was somewhat different from the OP's and yesterday's
Ubuntu update mostly fixed it. I guess the developers are still
working on whatever is causing it. I'd be interested in hearing
whether the OP's issue is also improving or not.

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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

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Not exactly.

Oliver Grawert suggested using snap to back up to the last version that
was stable on my system. However, for reasons that are too long to get
into, I'm still on the 32 bit version of Ubuntu, and I could not find
older versions of FF i386 in snap.

Rashkae suggested using firefox --no-remote --profilemanager to
non-destructively create a new profile. This worked fine and I am slowly
transferring all the configuration data to the new profile.


On 2019-05-24 8:34 p.m., Mike Marchywka wrote:
> Did this ever get resolved?

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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

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On 2019-05-26 6:39 p.m., Udvarias Ur wrote:

>
> Rashkae suggested using firefox --no-remote --profilemanager to
> non-destructively create a new profile. This worked fine and I am slowly
> transferring all the configuration data to the new profile.

Well, ok, but now that we know definitively the problem is in the
profile and not necessarily with firefox itself, (it can still be the
result of a bug, we have to isolate what, exactly, in the profile is
triggering it.)

I would start by disabling all Extensions.






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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

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When I disabled all the extensions in the old profile, it didn't help.

I tried several of the suggestions on how to fix the installed instance
of FF that were sent to me. Nothing worked.

So, I actually I started with an entirely new profile. i.e. bare bones
as if newly installed. So I didn't have to disable extensions, there
were none. Since then I've been rebuilding my old profile.

I've also been keeping a eye out for problems as I add configuration
data to the new profile. Often clearing all history, existing, and
restarting FF, and finally entering the URL of a stable (government) site.

So far I've

      • reconfigured the new profile from screenshots of the old one,

      • backed up the bookmarks from the old profile,

           · restored them to the new one,

      • added the most important extensions,

           · minus a few unnecessary dictionaries and localizations,

          · and, of course legacy extensions,

      • added search engines the FF WEB add-on page found.

So far everything is fine.

All that remains are the WEB site passwords. This will take time as I
have to extract them manually using screenshots, an OCR program, and a
text editor.

Truly, I don't know how I can enter them into FF. Furthermore, I
thinking of using a separate password manager.

A heart felt thanks to everyone for all the suggestions and help.


On 2019-05-26 6:56 p.m., Rashkae wrote:
> I would start by disabling all Extensions.

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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

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On 2019-05-26 10:04 p.m., Udvarias Ur wrote:

> All that remains are the WEB site passwords. This will take time as I
> have to extract them manually using screenshots, an OCR program, and a
> text editor.
>

You can just copy the key4.db and logins.json  files.




Lots of really helpful information here:

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

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Fortunately issues with Firefox do not follow with each update in quick
succession ;). I try to migrate away from permanent construction sites.
Often it's not that easy to find FLOSS replacements, see my next post,
but getting used to a replacement for Firefox isn't that hard.


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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

Udvarias Ur
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Thanks!

This was VERY helpful, as is the URL below.

On 2019-05-26 10:25 p.m., Rashkae wrote:
> You can just copy the key4.db and logins.json  files.
>
>
>
>
> Lots of really helpful information here:
>
> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/profiles-where-firefox-stores-user-data

I believe that I will continue to extract password info (as previously
mentioned) just to have all that info in a separate secure location.

It seems as if the new profile is working 99.9% as well as the old one
used to. The only thing I've noticed which is not working is the "Visit
Homepage" button in Synaptic, which returns error boxes containing the
following text.

Your Firefox profile cannot be loaded. It may be missing or inaccessible.

3 times in a row.

Thanks again everyone!

________________________________________________________________________

Here is output returned when FF is started,with the old profile, from a
terminal.

When FF was launched and then exited immediately, nothing used to
happen. Now, for some reason the same 'Gecko_IOThread' error is coming up.

However, if loading a URL is attempted, this comes up in the terminal.

udvarias@Merry:~$ firefox

________________________________________________________________________

Tried loading a URL in a new tab. (One that used to work perfectly and
still does in the new profile.)

The page requested doesn't load, and nothing's written to the terminal.

When the tab is closed, the output below is written to the terminal.

________________________________________________________________________

[Parent 6440, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (65): Connection reset
by peer: file
/build/firefox-J8d3lX/firefox-67.0+build2/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc,
line 357
[Parent 6440, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (100): Connection
reset by peer: file
/build/firefox-J8d3lX/firefox-67.0+build2/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc,
line 357

________________________________________________________________________

Pressing Ctrl-Shift-Delete to clear ALL history causes the following
output to be written to the terminal.

________________________________________________________________________

CreateDirectoryAtPath: Permission denied
RemoveFilesRecursively: stat: Permission denied
CreateDirectoryAtPath: Permission denied
RemoveFilesRecursively: stat: Permission denied
CreateDirectoryAtPath: Permission denied
RemoveFilesRecursively: stat: Permission denied
RemoveFilesRecursively: unlink dir: Directory not empty
CreateDirectoryAtPath: Permission denied
CreateDirectoryAtPath: Permission denied
RemoveFilesRecursively: stat: Permission denied
CreateDirectoryAtPath: Permission denied
RemoveFilesRecursively: stat: Permission denied

________________________________________________________________________

Finally, exiting FF sent this to the terminal.

________________________________________________________________________

[Parent 6440, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (122): Connection
reset by peer: file
/build/firefox-J8d3lX/firefox-67.0+build2/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc,
line 357
[Parent 6440, Gecko_IOThread] WARNING: pipe error (141): Connection
reset by peer: file
/build/firefox-J8d3lX/firefox-67.0+build2/ipc/chromium/src/chrome/common/ipc_channel_posix.cc,
line 357
udvarias@Merry:~$

________________________________________________________________________

I've now done this repeatedly. The number following the word 'Parent'
changes, as does the number following the words 'pipe error.' However,
all the rest is identical, in particular the 'line' number.

My apologies for not sending this earlier, I was rather preoccupied with
getting FF up and running again amongst other things. It's been a really
hectic week.

BTW. When I removed 'Chromium' just now I found the file I'd created
regarding the removal of 'xul-ext-ubufox.' I removed it literally the
day before all this start, could that have caused the problem?

I've now replaced it, but the problem with the old profile persists.

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Re: Firefox 67.0 NOT WORKING

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On Mon, 27 May 2019 at 22:22, Udvarias Ur <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> CreateDirectoryAtPath: Permission denied

I wonder whether somehow you have ended up with some files/folders
with root permissions.  Perhaps you ran firefox with sudo or
something.  This will set all files in your home directory back to
being owned by you (which is what you would normally want).  If your
username is udvarias as it seems from the post then
cd ~
sudo chown -R udvarias:udvarias .
Note there is a dot on the end.
If you only wanted to change the permissions for the profiles then cd
~/.mozilla/firefox rather than cd ~

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