Building TB from source code

Brandon J. Wandersee brandon.wandersee at
Mon Jul 13 19:10:35 UTC 2015

>> > Poudriere will use the sources from the FreeBSD ports collection.
>> Which in the case of Firefox and Thunderbird,
>> will pull in the sources from
> And probably add FreeBSD-specific patches.

38 patches, to be precise.

I can't think of a single Unix-like OS (short of LFS) on which it is
regular practice to build and install using autotools and the upstream
Makefile. Debian, Arch, Gentoo, CRUX, Slackware, OpenSuSE, FreeBSD,
NetBSD, OpenBSD--in all cases, it's strongly recommended that the
system's native software management tools be used to build a package
that can be installed and tracked for easy updates, customization, and

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