Created attachment 1025187 [details]
Without it, FF38 is basically unsusable. It hangs all over the place, you cannot download and save files, etc.
See https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1150082 for details and workaround. Patch also attached.
The bug is in el5's splice(), not in firefox. So obviously, upstream cannot have fixed it. The patch is still needed.
I can confirm that a build with this patch applied works fine as expected.
Thanks, added to 38.0.1-2
Will firefox-38.0.1-2 be published as an update? The current version is useless on EL5.
As a temporary measure, you can use the patched version offered by a CentOS developer:
Is going to be released as a part of fix https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1221600
Should be fixed as a part of a 38.0.1 update, available in
It looks like this patch was again removed in firefox 45.0.1. The patch will apply to the el5 firefox sources.
There has be a report of a problem with the el5 build in CentOS-5.11 (firefox 45.0.1) where the issue is present:
I am currently building a test firefox-45.0.1 rpm set with the rhbz-1150082.patch to see if it fixes the issue.
Yes, the patch is missing in the rebased package - we need to ship the patch again.
As a side note, I guess the same is true for rhbz-1173156. @Martin, could you also check https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1173156 for the next update?
Just to confirm: I did an x86_64 build now with both rhbz-1150082.patch and rhbz-1173156.patch included and it seems to work fine for me.
I have built and published temporary packages for CentOS Linux here, we will not actually release those and will instead wait until a fix is released. Here are the temporary packages for anyone who wants them in the interim:
That only has the rhbz-1150082.patch (this issue) and not the second rhbz-1173156.patch.