Thunderbird, enigmail, and GCC 3.4

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at
Wed Mar 5 04:50:01 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 06:07:19PM -0500, 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.

JFYI: I didn't need to rebuild thunderbird with GCC 3.4 to get
enigmail-thunderbird working, just using GCC 3.4 to build
enigmail-thunderbird was enough for me. (-CURRENT/amd64)

> 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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