mail/thunderbird3 does not build with gcc 4.5.1

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Jun 22 07:23:53 UTC 2010

On 06/21/10 23:25, b. f. wrote:
> Doug Barton wrote:
>> On to the next victim. :)  In my ongoing campaign to build my ports with
>> gcc 4.5.1 thunderbird was the next to fall. Full log is at
> Before you embark on this campaign, remember that others have been
> experimenting with building ports with later versions of gcc for
> months or even years now, and there are suggestions on how to solve
> some of the problems that arise in the FreeBSD forums and in the open
> PRs. 

I certainly mean no disrespect to those who've already been working on
this problem. I'm really interested in the idea of having a "ports
compiler," and I'm trying to do what I can from more of a typical user
perspective. If bringing more visibility to the issue helps get more
ports fixed, that's a good thing, right? (I'm also trying to fix _my_
ports as I go along as well.)

The ultimate goal (in my mind anyway) would be for both src AND ports to
be in better shape to be "compiler agnostic" so that newer versions of
gcc, clang, or whatever else can be more of a drop-in replacement. I'm
not naive enough to think that it will be easy, or even 100% possible.
But the more things we _can_ fix the better.

> This particular set of problems can probably be solved via
> patches similar to those in:
> where some other mozilla ports are discussed.

Hopefully the gecko@ team is listening. :)



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