Thunderbird, enigmail, and GCC 3.4

Coleman Kane cokane at
Tue Mar 4 23:26:31 UTC 2008


I'd like to call your attention to ports/117285:

There seems to be some trouble when thunderbird is compiled with GCC 
4.x. The current manifestation of this problem is a segfault on the 
registration (when thunderbird restarts) of the enigmail extension, 
which causes the install to fail to register the internal enigmime service.

The above PR suggests downgrading thunderbird to GCC 3.4 until the 
problem is fixed. I don't know how many other extensions are affected by 

Either that, or the security/enigmail-thunderbird port should be 
modified so that it displays a message warning the user that it won't 
work after it is installed.

AFAICT, it only affects amd64. Maybe USE_GCC can be 3.4 on amd64, and 
3.4+ elsewhere?

Thoughts? Comments?

Coleman Kane

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