Package Details: palemoon 28.5.0-1

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Package Base: palemoon
Description: Open source web browser based on Firefox focusing on efficiency.
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Keywords: browser goanna web
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Submitter: artiom
Maintainer: WorMzy
Last Packager: WorMzy
Votes: 119
Popularity: 1.506723
First Submitted: 2014-06-05 10:54
Last Updated: 2019-04-30 14:02

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WorMzy commented on 2019-03-28 08:48

Jerome's issue (in the linked, linked thread) was that he needed to rebuild freshplayerplugin-git as it was linked against an old version of ICU. See

Rebuild your freshplayer and see if you still get crashes.

jghodd commented on 2019-03-27 22:22

@WorMzy yup. been there. done that.

Edit: palemoon is incompatible with freshplayerplugin. remove any incarnation of this package and palemoon runs.

WorMzy commented on 2019-03-27 19:33

If you suspect a bug in the palemoon code, then your best bet is to seek support from the palemoon devs. Since you can reproduce the crash with the palemoon-bin package, get them a stacktrace from that (they are unlikely to respond well to a crash report from an independent build, even if it is their code that's getting built).

jghodd commented on 2019-03-27 19:00

@WorMzy I'm using the latest version of libxt - even downloaded the source from xorg and rebuilt it to make sure. same problem.

the output from pacman -Qkk libxt:

libxt: 340 total files, 0 altered files

i'll check the latest update and see if it changes anything. i have a debug build of palemoon to work with, but it still shows some optimizations even though as far as i could tell, all optimization was turned off via - so, i can't see all variable/parameter values when i run a backtrace in gdb.

this issue has apparently come up a number of times with palemoon. unfortunately, it appears that as soon as someone identifies libxt as the issue, all discussion in the relevant threads abruptly ends providing no solutions.

Edit: i wouldn;t assume there's something wrong with my system. it could be that i have the latest version of something installed that interacts badly with a bug in palemoon. because i maintain my own distro, i have to keep every package up to date, all the time.

WorMzy commented on 2019-03-26 18:52

No problems here (package built Mon 25 Feb 2019). Will try rebuilding, but since you have the same issue with the -bin package, I would guess there's an issue on your system.

pacman -Qkk libxt would be a good place to start checking.

EDIT: Rebuild completed with no change in behaviour.

jghodd commented on 2019-03-26 17:22

This version (28.4.0) crashes (SEGV) when loading - so does the binary package, btw.

WorMzy commented on 2019-02-25 14:29

Thanks for this flag. I am indeed Away From Keyboard, but I have my laptop with my ssh keys on it this time, so update pushed. :)

WorMzy commented on 2019-01-24 22:42

Thanks for the heads up, haawda. Update pushed.

haawda commented on 2019-01-24 21:50

Well, palemoon 28.3.0 obviously was quite shortliving, there now is 28.3.1. The "quick version bump"-Method applies here, too.

WorMzy commented on 2019-01-24 19:32

Sorry for the delay, I've pushed the update out now.

I fully expect the next PM release to be around the end of February, as that's when I go to Japan for two weeks. :P

EDIT: Thanks for confirming that in the interim, barius.