Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242657
firefox -g doesn't work
Last modified: 2008-01-08 10:08:29 EST
Description of problem:
Somewhere on the way from firefox 1.5.* to 2.* we lost ability to run firefox in
debugger (paramter -g). The detailed analysis follows.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.run firefox -g
firefox runs just by itself without debugger
firefox runs inside gdb and gdb prompt is offered.
In my firefox 22.214.171.124, there are three immersed scripts before we get to the
With 126.96.36.199, /usr/bin/firefox calls /usr/lib/firefox-188.8.131.52/firefox-bin directly.
Script /usr/lib/firefox-184.108.40.206/firefox doe not exist anymore.
Script /usr/lib/firefox-220.127.116.11/run-mozilla.sh still contains the logic, but it
is not used.
I guess the simplest way to get -g --debug option is to reimplement it in
/usr/bin/firefox. I do not know whether it is worth it to re-implement -d
quite annoying. taking this one.
The files (/usr/lib/firefox-xxx/firefox, /usr/lib/firefox-xxx/run-mozilla.sh)
are compiled and prepared for using, but they're not packaged. The fix should be
fixed in rawhide.
dos it only fixed in rawhide? now I got this issue on firefox.x86_64 18.104.22.168-2.fc7