Opened 15 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#2683 closed enhancement (wontfix)

cURL libraries need to be recommended dependencies for web browsers

Reported by: stevemds0210 Owned by: blfs-book@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: BOOK Version: SVN
Severity: normal Keywords:
Cc: stevem0210-lfs@…


I installed firefox on GNOME. It ran ok. I went onto YouTube site and downloaded the Flash Player 10 plugin. Then, the browser crashed and segfaulted with no indication of what the problem was.

After a search on the Adobe linux blog

someone mentioned in the comments that libcurl was required for flash player.

After the cURL install, YouTube videos played perfect.

Change History (11)

comment:1 by willimm, 15 years ago

Yes, it says 6.3 and is for the 6.3 milestone, but doesn't this also apply for 6.4?

comment:2 by bdubbs@…, 15 years ago

Component: ErrataBOOK
Milestone: 6.36.4
Version: 6.3SVN

Added errata item concerning Adobe Flash 10 plugin and libcURL.

Moving the ticket to 6.4 to ensure the issue is addressed in the book.

comment:3 by Randy McMurchy, 15 years ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book@… to Randy McMurchy
Status: newassigned
Type: defectenhancement

comment:4 by Randy McMurchy, 14 years ago

Owner: changed from Randy McMurchy to blfs-book@…
Status: assignednew

comment:5 by Randy McMurchy, 14 years ago

Milestone: 6.46.5

Modified milestone from 6.4 to 6.5

comment:6 by Guy Dalziel, 14 years ago

I can confirm this, the flash 10 plugin was segfaulting all the time. As soon as I installed cURL is worked just fine. However, I don't believe it should be a recommended dependency for a browser on the basis that the flash plugin needs it, the information should be provided to the user but the dependency should remain optional.

comment:7 by (none), 13 years ago

Milestone: 6.5

Milestone 6.5 deleted

comment:8 by Randy McMurchy, 13 years ago

Milestone: 6.7

Updated milestone to 6.7

comment:9 by bdubbs@…, 12 years ago

Milestone: 6.7current

comment:10 by andy@…, 12 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Firefox does not use curl. Flash is a closed source application that is not in the book. If you're having trouble with Flash I suggest that you ask Adobe about it.

comment:11 by bdubbs@…, 10 years ago

Milestone: current

Milestone current deleted

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