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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
1 Howdy,
3 With the newer Firefox versions, I've noticed something weird about
4 downloading files.  Usually these are videos using a download helper for
5 videos and sometimes it is a normal file download, depends on the site. 
6 Either way, I get something odd at times.  So far, I've yet to see any
7 rhyme or reason to it.  I can't figure out what triggers it.  This is
8 what it does.  I start a download, either using a video helper add on or
9 downloading as a file.  I give it a name and location and it shows in
10 the download window that it is downloading.  However, if I go to the
11 directory where it should be, sometimes nothing shows up.  It will
12 complete the download and then show that it failed after finishing the
13 download.  However, if I notice that it is not in the directory where it
14 should be and I go back to the download window, hit pause and then
15 resume, it starts over from the beginning and then shows up in the
16 directory where it should be.  Most of the time, it shows up that it is
17 downloading and it is where it should be without be doing anything
18 further but sometimes, it doesn't. 
20 One other thing that it does on rare occasions.  It will show it is
21 downloading for a good while, sometimes more than half way, then
22 disappear in the directory as if it is deleted but still show that it is
23 downloading in the download window.  I've only seen it do that a few
24 times but it is annoying to look and make sure it is downloading a file
25 that takes a hour or more only to have it disappear part way through.
27 This started with the new multi-process versions or whatever it is
28 called of Firefox.  It acts like a permissions problem or something to
29 me.  It either thinks it doesn't have write permissions at the start or
30 thinks it loses them part way through or something.  If it only did this
31 when using the add on, I'd think it is that but it also does it when I'm
32 downloading as a file with no add on being used.  Either way, I'm not
33 sure what to look into really.  I'm not even sure what to google for to
34 see if anyone else is noticing this.  What does one call this problem??? 
36 Some info to follow.
40 [ebuild   R   ~] www-client/firefox-64.0::gentoo  USE="dbus
41 gmp-autoupdate screenshot startup-notification system-harfbuzz
42 system-jpeg system-libevent system-libvpx system-sqlite -bindist -clang
43 -custom-cflags -custom-optimization -debug -eme-free -geckodriver
44 -hardened -hwaccel -jack -lto (-neon) -pulseaudio (-selinux) -system-icu
45 -test -wifi" L10N="-ach -af -an -ar -as -ast -az -bg -bn-BD -bn-IN -br
46 -bs -ca -cak -cs -cy -da -de -dsb -el -en-GB -en-ZA -eo -es-AR -es-CL
47 -es-ES -es-MX -et -eu -fa -ff -fi -fr -fy -ga -gd -gl -gn -gu -he -hi
48 -hr -hsb -hu -hy -id -is -it -ja -ka -kab -kk -km -kn -ko -lij -lt -lv
49 -mai -mk -ml -mr -ms -nb -nl -nn -or -pa -pl -pt-BR -pt-PT -rm -ro -ru
50 -si -sk -sl -son -sq -sr -sv -ta -te -th -tr -uk -uz -vi -xh -zh-CN -zh-TW"
52 Filesystem                                Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
53 /dev/mapper/Home2-Home2    8.1T  3.9T  4.2T  49% /home
56 As one can see, not a space problem, thanks to all the help on this list
57 and LVM for that.  ;-) 
59 Anyone else seeing this?  Anyone have any idea what could cause this? 
60 Bug?  Some nifty new feature that breaks things??  Some USE flag that
61 needs to be changed?  Any other ideas?
63 Thanks.
65 Dale
67 :-)  :-) 


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>