Closed Bug 601188 Opened 11 years ago Closed 11 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: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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