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Update to thunderbird-68.1.2

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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 "0abdbbcc72013a59d186b629af2756e6">
10 <!ENTITY thunderbird-size "316 MB">
11 <!ENTITY thunderbird-buildsize "4.2 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 &lfs90_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"/>, and
125 <xref linkend="wireless_tools"/>
126 </para>
127
128 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
129 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/Thunderbird"/>
130 </para>
131 </sect2>
132
133 <sect2 role="installation">
134 <title>Installation of Thunderbird</title>
135
136 <note>
137 <para>
138 The build process for Thunderbird can use 8GB+ of RAM when linking.
139 Make sure that you have adequate swap or RAM before continuing.
140 </para>
141 </note>
142
143 <para>
144 The configuration of <application>Thunderbird</application> is
145 accomplished by creating a <filename>mozconfig</filename> file containing
146 the desired configuration options. A default
147 <filename>mozconfig</filename> is created below. To see the entire list
148 of available configuration options (and a brief description of each),
149 issue <command>mozilla/configure --help</command>. Create the file with
150 the following command:
151 </para>
152
153<screen><userinput>cat &gt; mozconfig &lt;&lt; "EOF"
154<literal># If you have a multicore machine, the build may be faster if using parallel
155# jobs. The build system automatically adds -jN to the "make" flags, where N
156# is the number of CPU cores. The option below is therefore useless, unless
157# you want to use a smaller number of jobs:
158#mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS="-j1"
159
160# If you have installed dbus-glib, comment out this line:
161ac_add_options --disable-dbus
162
163# If you have installed wireless-tools comment out this line:
164ac_add_options --disable-necko-wifi
165
166# Uncomment these lines if you have installed optional dependencies:
167#ac_add_options --enable-startup-notification
168
169# Comment out following option if you have PulseAudio installed
170ac_add_options --disable-pulseaudio
171
172# Comment out following option if you have gconf installed
173ac_add_options --disable-gconf
174
175# If you want to compile the Mozilla Calendar, uncomment this line:
176#ac_add_options --enable-calendar
177
178# Comment out following options if you have not installed
179# recommended dependencies:
180ac_add_options --enable-system-sqlite
181ac_add_options --with-system-libevent
182ac_add_options --with-system-nspr
183ac_add_options --with-system-nss
184ac_add_options --with-system-icu
185<!--Not with libvpx-1.8.0 or later
186ac_add_options - -with-system-libvpx
187====
188These do not seem to be needed any more
189# Set CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS to prevent segfaults due to aggressive
190# optimizations in GCC-6:
191export CFLAGS+=" -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -fno-lifetime-dse -fno-schedule-insns2"
192export CXXFLAGS+=" -fno-delete-null-pointer-checks -fno-lifetime-dse -fno-schedule-insns2"
193-->
194# The BLFS editors recommend not changing anything below this line:
195ac_add_options --prefix=/usr
196ac_add_options --enable-application=comm/mail
197
198ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter
199ac_add_options --disable-updater
200ac_add_options --disable-debug
201ac_add_options --disable-tests
202
203ac_add_options --enable-optimize=-O2
204ac_add_options --enable-strip
205ac_add_options --enable-install-strip
206
207ac_add_options --enable-official-branding
208
209ac_add_options --enable-system-ffi
210ac_add_options --enable-system-pixman
211
212ac_add_options --with-system-bz2
213ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
214ac_add_options --with-system-png
215ac_add_options --with-system-zlib</literal>
216EOF</userinput></screen>
217
218 <para>
219 Compile <application>Thunderbird</application> by issuing the following
220 commands:
221 </para>
222
223 <note><para>
224 If you are compiling <application>Thunderbird</application> in chroot,
225 prepend <envar>SHELL=/bin/sh</envar> to the build command below.
226 </para></note>
227
228 <para>
229 First, disable failure caused by undocumented rust macros:
230 </para>
231
232<screen><userinput remap="pre">sed -i -e '/#!\[deny(missing_docs)\]/d' servo/components/style/lib.rs &amp;&amp;
233sed -i -e 's/#!\[deny(unsafe_code, missing_docs)\]/#!\[deny(unsafe_code)\]/g' servo/components/style_traits/lib.rs</userinput></screen>
234
235 <para>
236 Remove a function definition, which is incompatible with the one in
237 glibc-2.30:
238 </para>
239
240<screen><userinput>sed -i -e '/pid_t gettid/s@^@//@' tools/profiler/core/platform.h</userinput></screen>
241
242 <para>
243 Next, build the package:
244 </para>
245
246<screen><userinput>./mach build</userinput></screen>
247
248 <para>
249 This package does not come with a test suite.
250 </para>
251
252 <para>
253 Install <application>Thunderbird</application> by running the following
254 commands as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
255 </para>
256
257<screen role="root"><userinput>./mach install</userinput></screen>
258
259<!-- thunderbuild directory does not exist anymore. Leaving as comment,
260in case an editor figures out how to install the development environment.
261 <para>
262 The above instruction just installs the parts you need to run
263 <application>Thunderbird</application>. Alternatively, if you want to
264 install the full <application>Thunderbird</application> development
265 environment, run the following command as the
266 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
267 </para>
268
269<screen role="root"><userinput>make -C thunderbuild install</userinput></screen>
270-->
271 </sect2>
272
273 <sect2 role="commands">
274 <title>Command Explanations</title>
275<!-- might be necessary
276 <para>
277 <command>test $(uname -m) = "i686" &amp;&amp; sed ...</command>: On this
278 version of thunderbird, an old bug has reappeared in 32-bit builds. With
279 optimization, the install fails with a Python error. This command will
280 fix i686 builds and preserve the optimization on x86_64.
281 </para>
282
283 <para>
284 <command>export CFLAGS= ... export CXXFLAGS= ...</command>: These
285 settings work around code which gcc6 would otherwise regard as
286 out-of-specification and allow it to produce a working program.
287 </para>-->
288
289 <para>
290 <command>./mach build</command>: <application>Thunderbird</application>
291 now uses this <application>python2</application> script to run the
292 build and install.
293 </para>
294
295 <para>
296 <option>./mach build --verbose</option>: Use this alternative if you
297 need details of which files are being compiled, together with any C or
298 C++ flags being used.
299 </para>
300
301 </sect2>
302
303 <sect2 role="configuration">
304 <title>Configuring Thunderbird</title>
305
306 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
307
308 <para>
309 If your Window or Desktop Manager does not allow you to configure a
310 default browser, you can add a configuration parameter to
311 <application>Thunderbird</application> so that a browser will start when
312 when you click on an Internet/intranet/local URL. The procedure to check
313 or modify any of the configuration parameters is quite simple and the
314 instructions here can be used to view or modify any of the parameters.
315 </para>
316
317 <para>
318 First, open the configuration dialog by opening the <quote>Edit</quote>
319 drop-down menu. Choose <quote>Preferences</quote> and then click on the
320 <quote>Advanced</quote> icon on the top menu bar. Choose the
321 <quote>General</quote> tab and click on the <quote>Config Editor</quote>
322 button. This will display a list of the configuration preferences and
323 information related to each one. You can use the <quote>Filter:</quote>
324 bar to enter search criteria and narrow down the listed items. Changing
325 a preference can be done using two methods. One, if the preference has a
326 boolean value (True/False), simply double-click on the preference to
327 toggle the value and two, for other preferences simply right-click on
328 the desired line, choose <quote>Modify</quote> from the menu and change
329 the value. Creating new preference items is accomplished in the same
330 way, except choose <quote>New</quote> from the menu and provide the
331 desired data into the fields when prompted.
332 </para>
333
334 <para>
335 The configuration preference item you need to check so that
336 <application>Thunderbird</application> uses a specified browser is the
337 <parameter>network.protocol-handler.app.http</parameter> which should be
338 set to the path of the desired browser, e.g.
339 <option>/usr/bin/firefox</option>.
340 </para>
341
342 <tip>
343 <para>
344 There is a multitude of configuration parameters you can tweak to
345 customize <application>Thunderbird</application>. A very extensive,
346 but not so up-to-date list of these parameters can be found at
347 <ulink url="http://preferential.mozdev.org/preferences.html"/>.
348 </para>
349 </tip>
350
351 <para>
352
353 If you use a desktop environment such as <application>GNOME</application>
354 or <application>KDE</application>, a desktop file
355 <filename>thunderbird.desktop</filename> may be created, in order to
356 include a <quote><application>Thunderbird</application></quote> entry in
357 the menu. If you didn't enable
358 <application>startup-notification</application> in your mozconfig, then
359 change the StartupNotify line to false. Run the following commands as the
360 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
361
362 </para>
363
364<screen role="root"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/{applications,pixmaps} &amp;&amp;
365
366cat &gt; /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop &lt;&lt; "EOF" &amp;&amp;
367<literal>[Desktop Entry]
368Name=Thunderbird Mail
369Comment=Send and receive mail with Thunderbird
370GenericName=Mail Client
371Exec=thunderbird %u
372Terminal=false
373Type=Application
374Icon=thunderbird
375Categories=Network;Email;
376MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/rss+xml;x-scheme-handler/mailto;
377StartupNotify=true</literal>
378EOF
379
380ln -sfv /usr/lib/thunderbird/chrome/icons/default/default256.png \
381 /usr/share/pixmaps/thunderbird.png</userinput></screen>
382 </sect3>
383 </sect2>
384
385 <sect2 role="content">
386 <title>Contents</title>
387
388 <segmentedlist>
389 <segtitle>Installed Program</segtitle>
390 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
391 <segtitle>Installed Directory</segtitle>
392
393 <seglistitem>
394 <seg>
395 thunderbird
396 </seg>
397 <seg>
398 libldap60.so, libldif60.so, liblgpllibs.so, libmozgtk.so,
399 libmozsandbox.so, libprldap60.so, and libxul.so
400 </seg>
401 <seg>
402 /usr/lib/thunderbird
403 </seg>
404 </seglistitem>
405 </segmentedlist>
406
407 <variablelist>
408 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
409 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
410 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
411
412 <varlistentry id="thunderbird-prog">
413 <term><command>thunderbird</command></term>
414 <listitem>
415 <para>
416 is <application>Mozilla</application>'s email and newsgroup client.
417 </para>
418 <indexterm zone="thunderbird thunderbird-prog">
419 <primary sortas="b-thunderbird">thunderbird</primary>
420 </indexterm>
421 </listitem>
422 </varlistentry>
423
424 </variablelist>
425
426 </sect2>
427
428</sect1>
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