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Update to thunderbird-60.8.0.

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY thunderbird-download-http "&mozilla-http;/thunderbird/releases/&thunderbird-version;/source/thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;.source.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY thunderbird-download-ftp " ">
9 <!ENTITY thunderbird-md5sum "a8735a56f578c2690442ee26f60c488a">
10 <!ENTITY thunderbird-size "273 MB">
11 <!ENTITY thunderbird-buildsize "6.6 GB (146 MB installed)">
12 <!ENTITY thunderbird-time "26 SBU (with -j4, estimated 84 SBU with -j1)">
13 <!-- Verified the time at -j1 on another system for posterity's sake. -->
14]>
15
16<sect1 id="thunderbird" xreflabel="Thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;">
17 <?dbhtml filename="thunderbird.html" ?>
18
19 <sect1info>
20 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
21 <date>$Date$</date>
22 </sect1info>
23
24 <title>Thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;</title>
25
26 <indexterm zone="thunderbird">
27 <primary sortas="a-Thunderbird">Thunderbird</primary>
28 </indexterm>
29
30 <sect2 role="package">
31 <title>Introduction to Thunderbird</title>
32
33 <para>
34 <application>Thunderbird</application> is a stand-alone mail/news client
35 based on the <application>Mozilla</application> codebase. It uses the
36 Gecko rendering engine to enable it to display and compose HTML emails.
37 </para>
38
39 &lfs84_checked;
40
41 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
42 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
43 <listitem>
44 <para>
45 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&thunderbird-download-http;"/>
46 </para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>
50 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&thunderbird-download-ftp;"/>
51 </para>
52 </listitem>
53 <listitem>
54 <para>
55 Download MD5 sum: &thunderbird-md5sum;
56 </para>
57 </listitem>
58 <listitem>
59 <para>
60 Download size: &thunderbird-size;
61 </para>
62 </listitem>
63 <listitem>
64 <para>
65 Estimated disk space required: &thunderbird-buildsize;
66 </para>
67 </listitem>
68 <listitem>
69 <para>
70 Estimated build time: &thunderbird-time;
71 </para>
72 </listitem>
73 </itemizedlist>
74
75 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Thunderbird Dependencies</bridgehead>
76
77 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
78 <para role="required">
79<!-- <xref linkend="alsa-lib"/>, no mention in log -->
80 <xref linkend="autoconf213"/>,
81 both <xref linkend="gtk3"/>
82 and <xref linkend="gtk2"/>,
83 <xref linkend="llvm"/>, <!-- Searched for and used a few times -->
84 <xref linkend="rust"/>,
85 <xref linkend="zip"/>,
86 <xref linkend="unzip"/>, and
87 <xref linkend="yasm"/>
88 </para>
89
90 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
91 <para role="recommended">
92 <xref linkend="icu"/>,
93 <xref linkend="libevent"/>,
94<!-- Fails to build with version 1.8.0
95 <xref linkend="libvpx"/>,-->
96 <xref linkend="nspr"/>,
97 <xref linkend="nss"/>, and
98 <xref linkend="sqlite"/>
99 </para>
100
101 <note>
102 <para>
103 If you don't install recommended dependencies,
104 then internal copies of those packages will
105 be used. They might be tested to work, but
106 they can be out of date or contain security
107 holes.
108 </para>
109 </note>
110
111 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
112 <para role="optional">
113 <!-- <xref linkend="curl"/>, not in build log-->
114 <xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/>,
115 <xref linkend="dbus-glib"/>,
116 <xref linkend="doxygen"/>,
117 <xref linkend="GConf"/>,
118 <!--<xref linkend="gst10-plugins-base"/> (with
119 <xref linkend="gst10-plugins-good"/> and
120 <xref linkend="gst10-libav"/> at runtime),-->
121 <!-- <xref linkend="openjdk"/>, not in build log -->
122 <xref linkend="pulseaudio"/>,
123 <xref linkend="startup-notification"/>,
124 <xref linkend="wget"/>,
125 <xref linkend="wireless_tools"/>, and
126 <ulink url="http://hunspell.sourceforge.net/">Hunspell</ulink>
127 </para>
128
129 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
130 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/Thunderbird"/>
131 </para>
132 </sect2>
133
134 <sect2 role="installation">
135 <title>Installation of Thunderbird</title>
136
137 <note>
138 <para>
139 The build process for Thunderbird can use 8GB+ of RAM when linking.
140 Make sure that you have adequate swap or RAM before continuing.
141 </para>
142 </note>
143
144 <para>
145 The configuration of <application>Thunderbird</application> is
146 accomplished by creating a <filename>mozconfig</filename> file containing
147 the desired configuration options. A default
148 <filename>mozconfig</filename> is created below. To see the entire list
149 of available configuration options (and a brief description of each),
150 issue <command>mozilla/configure --help</command>. Create the file with
151 the following command:
152 </para>
153
154<screen><userinput>cat &gt; mozconfig &lt;&lt; "EOF"
155<literal># If you have a multicore machine, the build may be faster if using parallel
156# jobs. The build system automatically adds -jN to the "make" flags, where N
157# is the number of CPU cores. The option below is therefore useless, unless
158# you want to use a smaller number of jobs:
159#mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS="-j1"
160
161# If you have installed dbus-glib, comment out this line:
162ac_add_options --disable-dbus
163
164# If you have installed wireless-tools comment out this line:
165ac_add_options --disable-necko-wifi
166
167# Uncomment these lines if you have installed optional dependencies:
168#ac_add_options --enable-system-hunspell
169#ac_add_options --enable-startup-notification
170
171# Comment out following option if you have PulseAudio installed
172ac_add_options --disable-pulseaudio
173
174# Comment out following option if you have gconf installed
175ac_add_options --disable-gconf
176
177# If you want to compile the Mozilla Calendar, uncomment this line:
178#ac_add_options --enable-calendar
179
180# Comment out following options if you have not installed
181# recommended dependencies:
182ac_add_options --enable-system-sqlite
183ac_add_options --with-system-libevent
184ac_add_options --with-system-nspr
185ac_add_options --with-system-nss
186ac_add_options --with-system-icu
187<!--Not with libvpx-1.8.0 or later
188ac_add_options - -with-system-libvpx
189====
190These do not seem to be needed any more
191# Set CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS to prevent segfaults due to aggressive
192# optimizations in GCC-6:
193export CFLAGS+=" -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -fno-lifetime-dse -fno-schedule-insns2"
194export CXXFLAGS+=" -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -fno-lifetime-dse -fno-schedule-insns2"
195-->
196# The BLFS editors recommend not changing anything below this line:
197ac_add_options --prefix=/usr
198ac_add_options --enable-application=comm/mail
199
200ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter
201ac_add_options --disable-updater
202ac_add_options --disable-debug
203ac_add_options --disable-tests
204
205ac_add_options --enable-optimize=-O2
206ac_add_options --enable-strip
207ac_add_options --enable-install-strip
208
209ac_add_options --enable-official-branding
210
211ac_add_options --enable-system-ffi
212ac_add_options --enable-system-pixman
213
214ac_add_options --with-pthreads
215
216ac_add_options --with-system-bz2
217ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
218ac_add_options --with-system-png
219ac_add_options --with-system-zlib</literal>
220EOF</userinput></screen>
221
222 <para>
223 Compile <application>Thunderbird</application> by issuing the following
224 commands:
225 </para>
226
227 <note><para>
228 If you are compiling <application>Thunderbird</application> in chroot,
229 prepend <envar>SHELL=/bin/sh</envar> to the build command below.
230 </para></note>
231
232 <para>
233 First, disable failure for undocumeted rust macros:
234 </para>
235
236<screen><userinput>sed -i -e '/#!\[deny(missing_docs)\]/d' servo/components/style/lib.rs</userinput></screen>
237<screen><userinput>sed -i -e 's/#!\[deny(unsafe_code, missing_docs)\]/#!\[deny(unsafe_code)\]/g' servo/components/style_traits/lib.rs</userinput></screen>
238
239
240
241
242 <para>
243 This package does not come with a test suite.
244 </para>
245
246 <para>
247 Install <application>Thunderbird</application> by running the following
248 commands as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
249 </para>
250
251<screen role="root"><userinput>./mach install</userinput></screen>
252
253<!-- thunderbuild directory does not exist anymore. Leaving as comment,
254in case an editor figures out how to install the development environment.
255 <para>
256 The above instruction just installs the parts you need to run
257 <application>Thunderbird</application>. Alternatively, if you want to
258 install the full <application>Thunderbird</application> development
259 environment, run the following command as the
260 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
261 </para>
262
263<screen role="root"><userinput>make -C thunderbuild install</userinput></screen>
264-->
265 </sect2>
266
267 <sect2 role="commands">
268 <title>Command Explanations</title>
269<!-- might be necessary
270 <para>
271 <command>test $(uname -m) = "i686" &amp;&amp; sed ...</command>: On this
272 version of thunderbird, an old bug has reappeared in 32-bit builds. With
273 optimization, the install fails with a Python error. This command will
274 fix i686 builds and preserve the optimization on x86_64.
275 </para>
276
277 <para>
278 <command>export CFLAGS= ... export CXXFLAGS= ...</command>: These
279 settings work around code which gcc6 would otherwise regard as
280 out-of-specification and allow it to produce a working program.
281 </para>-->
282
283 <para>
284 <command>./mach build</command>: <application>Thunderbird</application>
285 now uses this <application>python2</application> script to run the
286 build and install.
287 </para>
288
289 <para>
290 <option>./mach build --verbose</option>: Use this alternative if you
291 need details of which files are being compiled, together with any C or
292 C++ flags being used.
293 </para>
294
295 </sect2>
296
297 <sect2 role="configuration">
298 <title>Configuring Thunderbird</title>
299
300 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
301
302 <para>
303 If your Window or Desktop Manager does not allow you to configure a
304 default browser, you can add a configuration parameter to
305 <application>Thunderbird</application> so that a browser will start when
306 when you click on an Internet/intranet/local URL. The procedure to check
307 or modify any of the configuration parameters is quite simple and the
308 instructions here can be used to view or modify any of the parameters.
309 </para>
310
311 <para>
312 First, open the configuration dialog by opening the <quote>Edit</quote>
313 drop-down menu. Choose <quote>Preferences</quote> and then click on the
314 <quote>Advanced</quote> icon on the top menu bar. Choose the
315 <quote>General</quote> tab and click on the <quote>Config Editor</quote>
316 button. This will display a list of the configuration preferences and
317 information related to each one. You can use the <quote>Filter:</quote>
318 bar to enter search criteria and narrow down the listed items. Changing
319 a preference can be done using two methods. One, if the preference has a
320 boolean value (True/False), simply double-click on the preference to
321 toggle the value and two, for other preferences simply right-click on
322 the desired line, choose <quote>Modify</quote> from the menu and change
323 the value. Creating new preference items is accomplished in the same
324 way, except choose <quote>New</quote> from the menu and provide the
325 desired data into the fields when prompted.
326 </para>
327
328 <para>
329 The configuration preference item you need to check so that
330 <application>Thunderbird</application> uses a specified browser is the
331 <parameter>network.protocol-handler.app.http</parameter> which should be
332 set to the path of the desired browser, e.g.
333 <option>/usr/bin/firefox</option>.
334 </para>
335
336 <tip>
337 <para>
338 There is a multitude of configuration parameters you can tweak to
339 customize <application>Thunderbird</application>. A very extensive,
340 but not so up-to-date list of these parameters can be found at
341 <ulink url="http://preferential.mozdev.org/preferences.html"/>.
342 </para>
343 </tip>
344
345 <para>
346
347 If you use a desktop environment such as <application>GNOME</application>
348 or <application>KDE</application>, a desktop file
349 <filename>thunderbird.desktop</filename> may be created, in order to
350 include a <quote><application>Thunderbird</application></quote> entry in
351 the menu. If you didn't enable
352 <application>startup-notification</application> in your mozconfig, then
353 change the StartupNotify line to false. Run the following commands as the
354 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
355
356 </para>
357
358<screen role="root"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/{applications,pixmaps} &amp;&amp;
359
360cat &gt; /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop &lt;&lt; "EOF" &amp;&amp;
361<literal>[Desktop Entry]
362Name=Thunderbird Mail
363Comment=Send and receive mail with Thunderbird
364GenericName=Mail Client
365Exec=thunderbird %u
366Terminal=false
367Type=Application
368Icon=thunderbird
369Categories=Network;Email;
370MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/rss+xml;x-scheme-handler/mailto;
371StartupNotify=true</literal>
372EOF
373
374ln -sfv /usr/lib/thunderbird/chrome/icons/default/default256.png \
375 /usr/share/pixmaps/thunderbird.png</userinput></screen>
376 </sect3>
377 </sect2>
378
379 <sect2 role="content">
380 <title>Contents</title>
381
382 <segmentedlist>
383 <segtitle>Installed Program</segtitle>
384 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
385 <segtitle>Installed Directory</segtitle>
386
387 <seglistitem>
388 <seg>
389 thunderbird
390 </seg>
391 <seg>
392 libldap60.so, libldif60.so, liblgpllibs.so, libmozgtk.so,
393 libmozsandbox.so, libprldap60.so, and libxul.so
394 </seg>
395 <seg>
396 /usr/lib/thunderbird
397 </seg>
398 </seglistitem>
399 </segmentedlist>
400
401 <variablelist>
402 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
403 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
404 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
405
406 <varlistentry id="thunderbird-prog">
407 <term><command>thunderbird</command></term>
408 <listitem>
409 <para>
410 is <application>Mozilla</application>'s email and newsgroup client.
411 </para>
412 <indexterm zone="thunderbird thunderbird-prog">
413 <primary sortas="b-thunderbird">thunderbird</primary>
414 </indexterm>
415 </listitem>
416 </varlistentry>
417
418 </variablelist>
419
420 </sect2>
421
422</sect1>
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