What's the Ub 10.04 FF Debug status? Dual naming fix website too. - Re: Enable debug in Firefox compile ; gre

Roderick B. Greening roderick.greening at gmail.com
Thu Mar 24 18:01:23 UTC 2011

uname is for the kernel and OS, not the distro.

to get the distro, you can look at many locations quite easily on your system 
(or the net items 4 and 5).

1) issue the cat command on any of these files:
     These files are all standard Linux files, and should exist across most 
Linux Distros (expecially those lsb compliant or close to compliant).

2) Run the lsb command as follows from the command line:
     lsb_release -a
     This command of couse uses the details from the lsb-release file listed 

3) Open the package manager (synaptic for example) and look for the sources in 
your settings. The codename appears there. Alternatively, view the 
/etc/sources.list file (which synaptic reads).

4) Look at the Ubuntu wiki frontpage, on the bottom: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/

5) Google :)

Hope this helps.

On Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:46:11 AM giovanni_re wrote:
> 1) Thanks for the info, Chris. :)
> On Thu, 24 Mar 2011 09:37:33 +0000, "Chris Coulson"
> <chrisccoulson at ubuntu.com> said:
> > On Wed, 2011-03-23 at 16:37 -0700, giovanni_re wrote:
> > > Will the relevant persons please ensure that the version(s) of
> > > Firefox
> > > in the Ubuntu system include the debugging ability turned on?  Ie,
> > > if ff
> > 
> > If you're on Lucid, Maverick or Natty, then this has already been on for
> 2.a) Great, if that's what I've got, 10.04.  I didn't think 10.04 had
> that.
> 2) I suppose it's a minor complaint, but, though I've used Ubuntu for >
> 5 years, & linux for much longer, I have no mental memory for the
> "Adjective" names for ubuntu.  I know I'm using 10.04.
> Further,
> uname -a
> Linux a 2.6.32-30-generic #59-Ubuntu SMP Tue Mar 1 21:30:46 UTC 2011
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> doesn't tell me either the numerical name nor the adjective name.
> Further:
> clicking 5 likely links from the ubuntu.com web page doesn't give any
> mapping from adjective to numerical name.
> Point: if you cant get the _name_ mapping of the distro within 5 clicks,
> then that dual naming convention is really causing more problems than it
> is worth.
> I know this is the dev list, not an end user list, so I take it in
> stride that the casual talk here uses the adjective nameset.
> I just wish, & think, it would be better to get rid of the adjective
> naming convention altogether.
> I know it's probably a fun thing, & creates developer cohesion through a
> humorous elite dual naming convention, all of which does the world no
> major harm.
> It just is a pain for the _users_.
> Perhaps it could be depricated starting with the 11.04 release?
> <Alternatively, wouldn't the world be boring if everything was named by
> numbers.>
> <So, maybe the best thing is to have the website devs go through & put
> both names on all the "1 click from ubuntu.com" pages.>
> 3) Is it in 10.4?  Please let me know.  &, great if it is. :)
> > many months (and users are sending crash reports directly to Mozilla).
> > If you're on an older release then,
> I'm on 10.4.  Where does that fit wrt "older"? - ie, is it in 10.4?
> well, there's not much point in
> > changing this now (Hardy and Karmic are both approaching EOL in a matter
> > of weeks).
> > 
> > If you're referring to more than just the crash reporter
> I don't know.  I'd guess I'm just referring to the crash reporter.  I
> just want to be able to let Mozilla know useful debug info when crashes
> happen, so that bugs can get fixed, by providing the necessary crash
> debug info to isolate the bug.
>  (ie, turning on
> > other debug features in Firefox), then this is not going to happen in
> > our builds (and isn't the case for official mozilla.org builds either).
> > A lot of debugging options have quite a negative performance impact
> > which make it impossible for us to justify turning on debug features.
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