Closed Bug 601188 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago
Fennec cannot start on tracemonkey builds
The tracemonkey tree has broken fennec. It exhibits some varying behavior, but the net is always the same - Fennec can't start. Due to the nature of the issue, it's a bit hard for me to determine exactly why we can't start, but here is the macro behavior that is being seen. 2010-10-1 - tm build -> dialog stating "error occurred when trying to load files required to run Fennec, fennec does not load. 2010-10-1 - mc build -> starts fine, browses to web pages etc. = and the rest of this history are all tracemonkey builds = 2010-9-30 - no tm nightly built 2010-9-29 - build comes up, but does not load any content, it spins forever trying to load web pages, but chrome pages load fine (i.e. about:firstrun renders fine) 2010-9-27 - fennec crashes on startup 2010-9-26 - fennec crashes on startup 2010-9-25 - fennec works normally. verified these behaviors on both Android 2.1 and 2.2.
Related to bug 601023 which was fixed on m-c? Maybe this was not picked up in tm yet.
(In reply to comment #1) > Related to bug 601023 which was fixed on m-c? Maybe this was not picked up in > tm yet. Building a version of tm with this patch to see if it fixes the issue, will report back...
(In reply to comment #2) > (In reply to comment #1) > > Related to bug 601023 which was fixed on m-c? Maybe this was not picked up in > > tm yet. > Building a version of tm with this patch to see if it fixes the issue, will > report back... No, this patch doesn't seem to make any difference, I still get the same error :( Do I need to rebuild my entire tracemonkey tree for this change to take effect or can I just apply the patch and make -C <objdir>/embedding (that's what I did).
This bug was caused by Fennec's build arrangement, wherein the tip of mobile builds with tracemonkey or mozilla-central. This arrangement breaks when mobile depends on mozilla-central changes that are not yet on tracemonkey. In this case, I was able to pull in mozilla-central very quickly, but that may not always be practical. I have given this feedback a number of times.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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