[Slackbuilds-users] icecat 38.8.0 crashes

bch at shroggslodge.freeserve.co.uk bch at shroggslodge.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Aug 16 08:57:03 UTC 2016

Good morning

Having got latest Icecat building with the -Os switch, it seems there are
some reports of [serious?] security issues with it.

Here is where I first read something:

And I have seen further discussion and consternation about what to do with
Icecat and perhaps not using Firefox as base etc.  I'm really relatively
only a 'user' so to speak, so I'm interested to know what others feel....is
there a serious security risk ?

I realise this is SBo and not an Icecat forum,  but I wonder what the
contributors (and maintainer) on SBo feel about the reports being made;
should it affect whether Icecat is on SBo if its known to be 'risky', or
does it not matter, should comments be made [in the info] or is it up to
anyone wanting to use it to be self-aware and generally any other comments
to share.

If this list really is inappropriate for posts like this (whatever 'this'
is), then just let me know.....but I would be interested in what more
knowledgeable people on SBo feel ?

Thank you and good day to all.

On 8 August 2016 at 23:16, <bch at shroggslodge.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:

> hi there all
> I have tried the -Os switch and it does appear to remedy the problem.
> Icecat no longer crashes in the scenario(s) I have documented.
> I wonder what the -O2 switch does differently to the -Os one.
> So for now that does appear to be the 'fix'. Thank you all.
> Habs
> On 8 August 2016 at 20:36, Ryan P.C. McQuen <ryan.q at linux.com> wrote:
>> On Monday, August 8, 2016, Ivan Zaigralin <melikamp at melikamp.com> wrote:
>>> I still can't replicate any crash whatsoever, even in places where others
>>> report them. However, Matt tells me that crashes went away after he
>>> rebuilt
>>> with -Os. He also mentioned he's got an AMD Phenom, whereas I am using
>>> Intel
>>> CPU, which may explain why I am unable to hit this snag.
>>> I can certainly submit a fixed SlackBuild if there's a consensus -Os is
>>> an
>>> effective fix. Please let me know :)
>> Seems like that would be valid, since Slackware's own Firefox build was
>> passing that for version 43, and only removed it for versions past 43:
>> (Changelog reference):
>> Wed Dec 23 22:44:58 UTC 2015
>> a/lvm2-2.02.138-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> ap/ghostscript-9.18-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> ap/lsof-4.89-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> l/pycups-1.9.73-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> l/pycurl- Upgraded.
>> n/NetworkManager-1.0.10-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> n/curl-7.46.0-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> n/links-2.12-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> n/obexfs-0.12-i486-1.txz: Removed.
>>        This functionality is now included in the obexftp package.
>> n/obexftp-0.24-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>>        Thanks to Robby Workman.
>> n/openobex-1.7.1-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>>        Thanks to Robby Workman.
>> n/rsync-3.1.2-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> x/libXi-1.7.6-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> x/pixman-0.33.6-i586-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> x/xorg-cf-files-1.0.6-noarch-1.txz: Upgraded.
>> xap/mozilla-firefox-43.0.2-i586-2.txz: Rebuilt.
>>        Compile with -Os instead of -O2 to work around crash issues.
>>        Recent betas are working fine with -O2, so we'll probably be
>>        able to switch back to that again soon. Thanks to j_v.
>> --
>> -Ryan
>> [ryanpcmcquen.org]
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