[CentOS] firefox- in testing -error message

Wed Apr 19 16:42:35 UTC 2006
Johnny Hughes <mailing-lists at hughesjr.com>

On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 08:35 -0700, Bart Schaefer wrote:
> [I'm not on the devel list, so I'm not attempting to post this there.]
> On 4/19/06, Mike Stankovic <mlists2006 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> > Firefox could not install this item because
> > "install.rdf" (provided by the item) is not well
> > formed or does not exist. Please contact the author
> > about this problem.
> This has something to do with one or more extensions.  Even with
> I was having problems with firefox crashing on startup
> whenever an extension was added or removed.  When I installed
> from the testing repository I got the install.rdf message, so I tried
> uninistalling and re-installing all my extensions (except the default
> language packs and DOM inspector) and now the startup-time crashes
> have stopped.

The problem is with the language packs ... this is also not working
correctly on FC5 (which is where this package is coming from) ...

we will (of course) make the 1.5 Firefox available as soon as
possible ... it may not have the language packs installed though.

It will then NOT need to be downloaded separately, but wil be yum
upgradable ... which the current RPMS are NOT.

We want to get this out ASAP ... but it does not work now :)
> I do have one problem which began with and persists in
>, which is that occassionally when downloading a file, firefox
> crashes when opening the file in an external application.  With
> it would crash after starting the app, but in it
> crashes before the app is launched.  This doesn't happen consistently,
> and it's only happening to me on CentOS 4.3 -- I have 3.7 on another
> machine and external viewers work fine there.  It seems to be related
> to chosing "Other..." from the "What should firefox do with this"
> dialog and then navigating to an alternate viewer -- I've never seen a
> crash when accepting the default application.

Understand that the 1.5 firefox for FC5 (the first RH release of 1.5) is
built to run with components (cairo, a newer pango) that are not in
CentOS-4 ... it therefore requires some fairly significant changes from
the source provided to work w/CentOS-4.

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