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From: Dale <rdalek1967@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Firefox, downloading files and odd behavior.
Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2019 04:45:36
Message-Id: 5c9851e0-4007-b575-0560-d75dd2c9b4be@gmail.com
Howdy,

With the newer Firefox versions, I've noticed something weird about
downloading files.  Usually these are videos using a download helper for
videos and sometimes it is a normal file download, depends on the site. 
Either way, I get something odd at times.  So far, I've yet to see any
rhyme or reason to it.  I can't figure out what triggers it.  This is
what it does.  I start a download, either using a video helper add on or
downloading as a file.  I give it a name and location and it shows in
the download window that it is downloading.  However, if I go to the
directory where it should be, sometimes nothing shows up.  It will
complete the download and then show that it failed after finishing the
download.  However, if I notice that it is not in the directory where it
should be and I go back to the download window, hit pause and then
resume, it starts over from the beginning and then shows up in the
directory where it should be.  Most of the time, it shows up that it is
downloading and it is where it should be without be doing anything
further but sometimes, it doesn't. 

One other thing that it does on rare occasions.  It will show it is
downloading for a good while, sometimes more than half way, then
disappear in the directory as if it is deleted but still show that it is
downloading in the download window.  I've only seen it do that a few
times but it is annoying to look and make sure it is downloading a file
that takes a hour or more only to have it disappear part way through.

This started with the new multi-process versions or whatever it is
called of Firefox.  It acts like a permissions problem or something to
me.  It either thinks it doesn't have write permissions at the start or
thinks it loses them part way through or something.  If it only did this
when using the add on, I'd think it is that but it also does it when I'm
downloading as a file with no add on being used.  Either way, I'm not
sure what to look into really.  I'm not even sure what to google for to
see if anyone else is noticing this.  What does one call this problem??? 

Some info to follow.



[ebuild   R   ~] www-client/firefox-64.0::gentoo  USE="dbus
gmp-autoupdate screenshot startup-notification system-harfbuzz
system-jpeg system-libevent system-libvpx system-sqlite -bindist -clang
-custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -eme-free -geckodriver
-hardened -hwaccel -jack -lto (-neon) -pulseaudio (-selinux) -system-icu
-test -wifi" L10N="-ach -af -an -ar -as -ast -az -bg -bn-BD -bn-IN -br
-bs -ca -cak -cs -cy -da -de -dsb -el -en-GB -en-ZA -eo -es-AR -es-CL
-es-ES -es-MX -et -eu -fa -ff -fi -fr -fy -ga -gd -gl -gn -gu -he -hi
-hr -hsb -hu -hy -id -is -it -ja -ka -kab -kk -km -kn -ko -lij -lt -lv
-mai -mk -ml -mr -ms -nb -nl -nn -or -pa -pl -pt-BR -pt-PT -rm -ro -ru
-si -sk -sl -son -sq -sr -sv -ta -te -th -tr -uk -uz -vi -xh -zh-CN -zh-TW"

Filesystem                                Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/Home2-Home2    8.1T  3.9T  4.2T  49% /home


As one can see, not a space problem, thanks to all the help on this list
and LVM for that.  ;-) 

Anyone else seeing this?  Anyone have any idea what could cause this? 
Bug?  Some nifty new feature that breaks things??  Some USE flag that
needs to be changed?  Any other ideas?

Thanks.

Dale

:-)  :-) 

Replies

Subject Author
[gentoo-user] Re: Firefox, downloading files and odd behavior. Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] Firefox, downloading files and odd behavior. gevisz <gevisz@×××××.com>