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Bug 444488 - firefox fails to run on ia64 F9-beta
firefox fails to run on ia64 F9-beta
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: firefox (Show other bugs)
ia64 Linux
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Assigned To: Gecko Maintainer
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: fedora-ia64 f9-ia64-blocker
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Reported: 2008-04-28 13:14 EDT by Doug Chapman
Modified: 2008-05-23 12:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-23 12:17:28 EDT
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Description Doug Chapman 2008-04-28 13:14:10 EDT
Description of problem:

I assume this is due to having mismatched versions of something in our build and
not an actual firefox bug.  Firefox was working a few weeks ago in our rawhide tree.

When starting firefox on ia64 it fails with:

Could not find compatible GRE between version 1.9b5pre and 1.9b5pre.

We would appreciate any suggestions as to what may be missing or mismatched here.

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1. attempt to start firefox on ia64
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Comment 1 Prarit Bhargava 2008-04-29 06:31:44 EDT
From Yi Zhan on fedora-ia64-committee list,

"It's not a version mismatching, just we build the firefox and xulrunner
in a wrong order (we missing xulrunner 1.95b5 builds for quite a while
and then catch up). It could be easy resolved in the rawhide tree. 

For beta, a workaround is to manually changed the "Gecko" section
in /usr/lib/firefox-3.0b5/application.ini: 
I have tried this, firefox should work then. 

Since the issue should be fixed in today's rawhide, another workaround
is to encourage people to update firefox to the rawhide version before
using it."

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 06:19:20 EDT
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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