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    Anyone compiled Firefox 3.0 in Intrepid?

    I've tried twice, with the source for 3.1 and 3.0 and it builds OK but I can't get it to run.

    I get a "buffer overflow detected" message in the terminal when I try to run the firefox executable.

    I've Googled a bit but can't find anything much about this so I was wondering if there's some bug I'm not aware of or something?



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    Re: Anyone compiled Firefox 3.0 in Intrepid?

    Why are you trying to compile FF3 if it's already in the repositories?
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    Re: Anyone compiled Firefox 3.0 in Intrepid?

    Quote Originally Posted by ghindo View Post
    Why are you trying to compile FF3 if it's already in the repositories?
    Just to see if I can. Anyway, isn't there some performance improvements if I compile it on my own machine?


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    Re: Anyone compiled Firefox 3.0 in Intrepid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post
    Just to see if I can. Anyway, isn't there some performance improvements if I compile it on my own machine?


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    You're better off finding a different browser that's faster if you want it to be faster. Or you could tweak about:config in Firefox.

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    Re: Anyone compiled Firefox 3.0 in Intrepid?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post
    Just to see if I can. Anyway, isn't there some performance improvements if I compile it on my own machine?


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    I'm not entirely sure about this, but I'm fairly certain that any performance improvements would be minimal, if existent at all.
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    Re: Anyone compiled Firefox 3.0 in Intrepid?

    Really I think most of the "improvements" matter to people who do high end computing and I doubt they use web browsers.
    Constant development is the law of life, and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position - Mahatma Gandhi

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