Thunderbird, enigmail, and GCC 3.4

Gerhard Schmidt schmidt at
Thu Mar 6 16:46:56 UTC 2008

Jeremy Messenger schrieb:
> On Tue, 04 Mar 2008 17:07:19 -0600, Coleman Kane <cokane at> 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?
> The enigmail port has to be fix. I disagree to change in thunderbird
> port to have that USE_GCC. In the past, I have suggested Aryeh M.
> Friedman to check in Gentoo to see if it can solves his problem, but I
> don't know if he did.
> ===========================================================
> Maybe you can try to remove USE_GCC=3.4 and 'make patch' in
> engimail-thunderbird then go in work directory and remove the
> gcc_hidden.h and touch this file. After that, try to build
> engimail-thunderbird to see if it works for you with GCC 4.x. Make sure
> Thunderbird is built with GCC 4.x too.
> If it doesn't work for you, there is another bugzilla that is blaming on
> binutils bug.
> ===========================================================

I have tried to update to thungerbird and enigmail 0.95.6 yesterday
and there is still a problem. enigmime doesnt work.

FreeBSD 7.0-PRERELEASE FreeBSD 7.0-PRERELEASE #3: Mon Jan  7
07:39:02 CET 2008  root at

Using USE_GCC=3.4 doesn't solve the problem. I ahve not found a solution. As I
need Enigmail i have downgraeded to thungerbird and enigmail 0.95.5
both compiles with gcc34.

So there seams to be a different problem.


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