Building TB from source code

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sat Jul 11 02:22:04 UTC 2015

jd1008 <jd1008 at> writes:

> On 07/10/2015 04:57 PM, Lowell Gilbert wrote:
>> jd1008 <jd1008 at> writes:
>>> Has anyone been successful in building it from source code?
>>> Last time I tried, build failed because it required versions
>>> of packages that were of much older vintage than what was installed.
>>> Too many for me to recall.
>>> Need helpful hints, how-to's to accomplish this.
>> Use the port? I always build it through the port.
>>> I posted the same question to Fedora list and it has been
>>> so totally ignored, that I find it very interesting.
>> Does Fedora have a ports system?
> I have tried to download all the sources from mozilla.
> I followed all the steps of building.
> At every step I would get an error that certain versions of some
> package(s) was/were needed; and such versions were too darned
> old for me to burden my machine with, as my machine had much
> more recent versions.

This is why the ports system exists.

I recommend you use it to build thunderbird.

If you think there is a good reason that the ports system won't handle
your situation, please explain what that reason is.

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