[CentOS] Firefox 3.5 Issues

Sun Jul 12 04:00:53 UTC 2009
Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com>

At Sat, 11 Jul 2009 18:23:18 -0500 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:

> I downloaded Firefox 3.5 from the M. Harris site and, for the most
> part, have had good luck with it. But I have also had hard crashes
> that take down CentOS, not just Firefox.
> It happened to me twice on eBay (on the same page) -- and now I can
> replicate it as many times as I want by going to...
> http://wiki.centos.org/Newsletter
> ...and choosing one of the two newsletters, linked there.
> I'm writing for a couple reasons.
> I'm curious to see if this is only my problem, or if other have
> experienced it or can replicate it.

I have heard about various problems people over in MS-Windows land have
had with Firefox 3.5.  It appears that FF 3.5 is not quite ready for
production systems.

> And I was also wondering how I can remove Firefox 3.5 and its
> associated support files and get back to the regular repository.

rpm -hUv --oldpackage firefox-3.0.10-<mumble>.i386.rpm

Were there other dependcies? If so, you may have roll them back too.

> Firefox 3.5, for the most part, is very stable and is snappier than
> 3.0.11 -- only two sites have pages have crashed for me, but when it
> crashes it takes down my whole system and that's not good.
> And, if someone could mention this on the forum (there is a thread
> about Firefox 3.5) I would appreciate it. I can't log on to the
> forums. I am supposed to ask for another password, but I can't
> remember what my original email address was (2 or 3 years ago).
> Thanks for any pointers.

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