mail/thunderbird3 does not build with gcc 4.5.1

Beat Gaetzi beat at
Tue Jun 22 07:45:24 UTC 2010

On 22.06.2010 09:23, Doug Barton wrote:
> 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. :)

Sure :) This is on our TODO list:

But our man power is very limited and we'd like to cleanup/remove old
gecko ports and update libxul first.


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