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Update to Thunderbird-60.7.2

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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 "36e4e26ad89c0cf5cdcc18c72daac1dc">
10 <!ENTITY thunderbird-size "271 MB">
11 <!ENTITY thunderbird-buildsize "8.1 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 make command below.
230 </para></note>
231
232<screen><userinput>./mach build</userinput></screen>
233
234 <para>
235 This package does not come with a test suite.
236 </para>
237
238 <para>
239 Install <application>Thunderbird</application> by running the following
240 commands as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
241 </para>
242
243<screen role="root"><userinput>./mach install</userinput></screen>
244
245<!-- thunderbuild directory does not exist anymore. Leaving as comment,
246in case an editor figures out how to install the development environment.
247 <para>
248 The above instruction just installs the parts you need to run
249 <application>Thunderbird</application>. Alternatively, if you want to
250 install the full <application>Thunderbird</application> development
251 environment, run the following command as the
252 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
253 </para>
254
255<screen role="root"><userinput>make -C thunderbuild install</userinput></screen>
256-->
257 </sect2>
258
259 <sect2 role="commands">
260 <title>Command Explanations</title>
261<!-- might be necessary
262 <para>
263 <command>test $(uname -m) = "i686" &amp;&amp; sed ...</command>: On this
264 version of thunderbird, an old bug has reappeared in 32-bit builds. With
265 optimization, the install fails with a Python error. This command will
266 fix i686 builds and preserve the optimization on x86_64.
267 </para>
268
269 <para>
270 <command>export CFLAGS= ... export CXXFLAGS= ...</command>: These
271 settings work around code which gcc6 would otherwise regard as
272 out-of-specification and allow it to produce a working program.
273 </para>-->
274
275 <para>
276 <command>./mach build</command>: <application>Thunderbird</application>
277 now uses this <application>python2</application> script to run the
278 build and install.
279 </para>
280
281 <para>
282 <option>./mach build --verbose</option>: Use this alternative if you
283 need details of which files are being compiled, together with any C or
284 C++ flags being used.
285 </para>
286
287 </sect2>
288
289 <sect2 role="configuration">
290 <title>Configuring Thunderbird</title>
291
292 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
293
294 <para>
295 If your Window or Desktop Manager does not allow you to configure a
296 default browser, you can add a configuration parameter to
297 <application>Thunderbird</application> so that a browser will start when
298 when you click on an Internet/intranet/local URL. The procedure to check
299 or modify any of the configuration parameters is quite simple and the
300 instructions here can be used to view or modify any of the parameters.
301 </para>
302
303 <para>
304 First, open the configuration dialog by opening the <quote>Edit</quote>
305 drop-down menu. Choose <quote>Preferences</quote> and then click on the
306 <quote>Advanced</quote> icon on the top menu bar. Choose the
307 <quote>General</quote> tab and click on the <quote>Config Editor</quote>
308 button. This will display a list of the configuration preferences and
309 information related to each one. You can use the <quote>Filter:</quote>
310 bar to enter search criteria and narrow down the listed items. Changing
311 a preference can be done using two methods. One, if the preference has a
312 boolean value (True/False), simply double-click on the preference to
313 toggle the value and two, for other preferences simply right-click on
314 the desired line, choose <quote>Modify</quote> from the menu and change
315 the value. Creating new preference items is accomplished in the same
316 way, except choose <quote>New</quote> from the menu and provide the
317 desired data into the fields when prompted.
318 </para>
319
320 <para>
321 The configuration preference item you need to check so that
322 <application>Thunderbird</application> uses a specified browser is the
323 <parameter>network.protocol-handler.app.http</parameter> which should be
324 set to the path of the desired browser, e.g.
325 <option>/usr/bin/firefox</option>.
326 </para>
327
328 <tip>
329 <para>
330 There is a multitude of configuration parameters you can tweak to
331 customize <application>Thunderbird</application>. A very extensive,
332 but not so up-to-date list of these parameters can be found at
333 <ulink url="http://preferential.mozdev.org/preferences.html"/>.
334 </para>
335 </tip>
336
337 <para>
338
339 If you use a desktop environment such as <application>GNOME</application>
340 or <application>KDE</application>, a desktop file
341 <filename>thunderbird.desktop</filename> may be created, in order to
342 include a <quote><application>Thunderbird</application></quote> entry in
343 the menu. If you didn't enable
344 <application>startup-notification</application> in your mozconfig, then
345 change the StartupNotify line to false. Run the following commands as the
346 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
347
348 </para>
349
350<screen role="root"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/{applications,pixmaps} &amp;&amp;
351
352cat &gt; /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop &lt;&lt; "EOF" &amp;&amp;
353<literal>[Desktop Entry]
354Name=Thunderbird Mail
355Comment=Send and receive mail with Thunderbird
356GenericName=Mail Client
357Exec=thunderbird %u
358Terminal=false
359Type=Application
360Icon=thunderbird
361Categories=Network;Email;
362MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/rss+xml;x-scheme-handler/mailto;
363StartupNotify=true</literal>
364EOF
365
366ln -sfv /usr/lib/thunderbird/chrome/icons/default/default256.png \
367 /usr/share/pixmaps/thunderbird.png</userinput></screen>
368 </sect3>
369 </sect2>
370
371 <sect2 role="content">
372 <title>Contents</title>
373
374 <segmentedlist>
375 <segtitle>Installed Program</segtitle>
376 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
377 <segtitle>Installed Directory</segtitle>
378
379 <seglistitem>
380 <seg>
381 thunderbird
382 </seg>
383 <seg>
384 libldap60.so, libldif60.so, liblgpllibs.so, libmozgtk.so,
385 libmozsandbox.so, libprldap60.so, and libxul.so
386 </seg>
387 <seg>
388 /usr/lib/thunderbird
389 </seg>
390 </seglistitem>
391 </segmentedlist>
392
393 <variablelist>
394 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
395 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
396 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
397
398 <varlistentry id="thunderbird-prog">
399 <term><command>thunderbird</command></term>
400 <listitem>
401 <para>
402 is <application>Mozilla</application>'s email and newsgroup client.
403 </para>
404 <indexterm zone="thunderbird thunderbird-prog">
405 <primary sortas="b-thunderbird">thunderbird</primary>
406 </indexterm>
407 </listitem>
408 </varlistentry>
409
410 </variablelist>
411
412 </sect2>
413
414</sect1>
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