[blfs-support] Building Thunderbird

Chris Staub chris at beaker67.com
Thu Dec 5 12:15:10 PST 2013

On 12/05/2013 02:22 PM, Dan McGhee wrote:
> On 12/05/2013 01:20 PM, Armin K. wrote:
>> On 5.12.2013 18:31, Dan McGhee wrote:
>>> In preparing for Firefox, the book, BLFS SVN, gives the procedure for
>>> linking it agains XULrunner.  (And I hope this isn't a mis-print, but
>>> that the build time for Firefox drops from 55 to .3 SBU's.
>>> Fantastic.).  The page for Thunderbird says nothing about XULrunner.
>>> I'm just making the assumption, and I would like someone to verify it,
>>> that since Thunderbird also employs the gekko-engine it will also link
>>> against XULrunner.  Is this correct?
>>> I want to minimize the number of 50+ SBU builds. :-)
>>> Thanks,
>>> Dan
>> You can't link thunderbird to an external version of xulrunner. First of
>> all, versions differ and second, I believe thunderbird uses some custom
>> modifications or addition to the engine itself.
> Thanks, Armin. You saved me 55 SBU's. :-)
> Dan
Not sure what you mean by that, if you're compiling both Firefox and 
Thunderbird you'd still be building xulrunner twice regardless.

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