Thunderbird, enigmail, and GCC 3.4

Xin LI delphij at
Wed Mar 5 00:01:11 UTC 2008

Coleman Kane wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 
> this.
> 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?

It seems that latest thunderbird gives me signal 8 (SIGFPE) upon 
extension registration.  I am busy at work right now and have no time to 
investigate this, but building with gcc 3.4 did not worked for me (I've 
modified both USE_GCC to 3.4, using -CURRENT as of today) :(

Xin LI <delphij at>
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