View Full Version : [ubuntu] after upgrade, firefox64 resolves names, firefox32 doesn't

September 10th, 2009, 04:20 AM
[ x86_64 thinkpad 4GB ]
I just did the 7.10 -> 8.04 upgrade. Kudos to the upgrade manager - most things seem to be just fine. Now the problem:

In an attempt to debug browser plugins, I ran 64bit firefox and 32bit firefox side by side. firefox64 is able to resolve domain names, firefox32 isn't able to get name resolution. firefox32 can connect to the network - I can connect to e.g. but it can't get anywhere by name.

What on earth could be causing this?
Additional clue: a java web start application also fails to do domain name resolution.

September 10th, 2009, 04:52 AM
And in case it wasn't clear, javaws (Java Web Start) is also a 32bit app.

September 11th, 2009, 01:11 AM
And the solution is installing the lib32nss-mdns package, which apparently got missed during dependency analysis.