I recently tried to compile Daniel Holbert's SMIL patches in mozilla-central. While doing this, I observed the "configure" was core dumping. The folks in the #developers channel over on irc.mozilla.org were able to help me out and trace it down to the fact that Ubuntu's dash was crashing. I worked around this by changing Mozilla's configure script to use #!/bin/bash instead of #!/bin/sh.

Apparently this crash has been fixed on Ubuntu 8.10 because Daniel himself hasn't witnessed this crash?

§483 · July 25, 2008 · Firefox, Linux, Software, Technology · Tags: , , · [Print]

2 Comments to “Ubuntu 7.10 Dash Crash”

  1. Chris Double says:

    Odd. I use Ubuntu 7.10 and haven’t seen that. I haven’t tried to compile the SMIL patches recently, but it worked in the past.

  2. Bruce says:

    I just compiled the SMIL patches under windows and it works there also. It will be nice when it makes it on the trunk.