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Download Source: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/3.0.4/source/thunderbird-3.0.4-source.tar.bz2

Contents

Introduction to Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a stand-alone mail/news client based on the Mozilla codebase.

Project Homepage: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/

Dependencies

Required

Recommended

Optional

Creating a .mozconfig

The .mozconfig file contains the options that will be used to build firefox.

The first line includes the default configuration for compiling and the second line determines where the build objects are going to reside.

Having --with-system-nss and --with-system-nspr does not mean you *HAVE* to have a system installed version of nss and nspr. It makes the build system prefer to use the system installed version of nss and nspr over the internal version.

--enable-canvas enables support for the <canvas></canvas> tag.

--enable-svg enables support for rendering svg files.

--disable-tests prevents test programs from being built which saves a lot of disk space and time.

--disable-installer prevents the installer from being built. --enable-official-branding causes the installed binaries to have the official Firefox name embedded in them. Due to license restrictions, you may not distribute binaries created using this option.

cat > .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --enable-application=mail
mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/obj-@CONFIG_GUESS@

ac_add_options --prefix=/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4

ac_cv_visibility_pragma=no

ac_add_options --with-nspr-prefix=/usr
ac_add_options --with-nss-prefix=/usr
ac_add_options --with-system-nspr
ac_add_options --with-system-nss
ac_add_options --with-system-bz2
ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
ac_add_options --with-system-png
ac_add_options --with-system-zlib

ac_add_options --disable-debug
ac_add_options --disable-installer
ac_add_options --disable-xprint
ac_add_options --disable-tests

ac_add_options --enable-canvas
ac_add_options --enable-default-toolkit=cairo-gtk2
ac_add_options --enable-safe-browsing
ac_add_options --enable-svg
ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
ac_add_options --enable-system-sqlite
EOF

If you would like dual monitor support, append your your .mozconfig with the following:

cat >> .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --enable-xinerama
EOF

If you would like to render fonts with Pango, append your your .mozconfig with the following. This can significantly slow font rendering.

cat >> .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --enable-pango
EOF

If you do not have JDK installed then add the following to your .mozconfig:

cat >> .mozconfig << "EOF"
ac_add_options --disable-javaxpcom
EOF

Non-Multilib

Compile the package:

make -f client.mk build

Install the package:

make -f client.mk install

50-thunderbird.sh

If you're using the Bash Startup Files create an addition for Thunderbird with the following commands, otherwise make sure the enviornment variables are set in your profile:

cat > /etc/profile.d/50-thunderbird.sh << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/profile.d/50-thunderbird.sh

export PATH="${PATH}:/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="${PKG_CONFIG_PATH}${PKG_CONFIG_PATH+:}/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/lib/pkgconfig"

# End /etc/profile.d/50-thunderbird.sh
EOF

Multilib

The order that the builds are displayed on this page isn't neccesarily the order that you install them in. If you would like a 32bit browser but still require the 64bit libraries for other packages build the 32bit version last.

Remember, Use a clean source and build directory for each build, Thunderbird is no exception.

32Bit

Use the following command to append your .mozconfig with 32bit specific flags:

cat >> .mozconfig << EOF
export CC="gcc ${BUILD32}"
export CXX="g++ ${BUILD32}"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="${PKG_CONFIG_PATH32}"
export USE_ARCH=32
ac_add_options --host=$CLFS_TARGET32
ac_add_options --build=$CLFS_TARGET32
mk_add_options CONFIG_GUESS=$CLFS_TARGET32
EOF

x86

Compile the package:

make -f client.mk OS_TEST=x86 build

Install the package:

make -f client.mk OS_TEST=x86 install

Common

mv -v /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird{,-32} &&
ln -sfv thunderbird-32 /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird &&
ln -sfv thunderbird-bin /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/lib/thunderbird-3.0.4/thunderbird-32-bin &&
mv -v /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird-config{,-32} &&
ln -sfv /usr/bin/multiarch_wrapper /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird-config

64Bit

Use the following command to append your .mozconfig with 64bit specific flags:

cat >> .mozconfig << EOF
ac_add_options --libdir=/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/lib64
export CC="gcc ${BUILD64}"
export CXX="g++ ${BUILD64}"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="${PKG_CONFIG_PATH64}"
export USE_ARCH=64
EOF

Compile the package:

make -f client.mk build

Install the package:

make -f client.mk install
mv -v /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird{,-64} &&
ln -sfv thunderbird-64 /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird &&
ln -sfv thunderbird-bin /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/lib64/thunderbird-3.0.4/thunderbird-64-bin &&
mv -v /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird-config{,-64} &&
ln -sfv /usr/bin/multiarch_wrapper /opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin/thunderbird-config

50-thunderbird.sh

If you're using the Bash Startup Files create an addition for Thunderbird with the following commands, otherwise make sure the enviornment variables are set in your profile:

cat > /etc/profile.d/50-thunderbird.sh << "EOF"
# Begin /etc/profile.d/50-thunderbird.sh

export PATH="${PATH}:/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/bin"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH32="${PKG_CONFIG_PATH32}${PKG_CONFIG_PATH32+:}/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/lib/pkgconfig"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATHN32="${PKG_CONFIG_PATHN32}${PKG_CONFIG_PATHN32+:}/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/lib32/pkgconfig"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH64="${PKG_CONFIG_PATH64}${PKG_CONFIG_PATH64+:}/opt/thunderbird-3.0.4/lib64/pkgconfig"

# End /etc/profile.d/50-thunderbird.sh
EOF

Creating the Desktop File

Since Thunderbird does not provide a desktop file by default below is an example one:

cat > /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop << "EOF"
[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Mozilla Thunderbird Mail Client
Comment=Lightweight Mail Client Based on Mozilla
Exec=thunderbird
Icon=thunderbird.png
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Application;Network;
EOF

Grab the Thunderbird pixmap from http://cross-lfs.org/~jciccone/thunderbird.png and put it in /usr/share/pixmaps.

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