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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.bz2">
8<!-- <!ENTITY thunderbird-download-ftp "&mozilla-ftp;/thunderbird/releases/&thunderbird-version;/source/thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;.source.tar.bz2">-->
9 <!ENTITY thunderbird-download-ftp " ">
10 <!ENTITY thunderbird-md5sum "44919e93fdd3d8e9ba99e62d1d7e1fd7">
11 <!ENTITY thunderbird-size "195 MB">
12 <!ENTITY thunderbird-buildsize "3.8 GB (72 MB installed)">
13 <!ENTITY thunderbird-time "9 SBU (with -j4, estimated 30 SBU with -j1)">
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 &lfs78_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">Additional Downloads</bridgehead>
76 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
77 <listitem>
78 <para>
79 Required patch, if building with gcc-5:
80 <ulink url="&patch-root;/thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;-gcc5-1.patch"/>
81 </para>
82 </listitem>
83 </itemizedlist>-->
84
85 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Thunderbird Dependencies</bridgehead>
86
87 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Required</bridgehead>
88 <para role="required">
89 <xref linkend="alsa-lib"/>,
90 <xref linkend="gtk2"/>,
91 <xref linkend="zip"/>,
92 <xref linkend="unzip"/>, and
93 <xref linkend="yasm"/>
94 </para>
95
96 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
97 <para role="recommended">
98 <xref linkend="libevent"/>,
99 <xref linkend="libvpx"/>,
100 <xref linkend="nspr"/>,
101 <xref linkend="nss"/>, and
102 <xref linkend="sqlite"/>
103 </para>
104
105 <note>
106 <para>
107 If you don't install recommended dependencies,
108 then internal copies of those packages will
109 be used. They might be tested to work, but
110 they can be out of date or contain security
111 holes.
112 </para>
113 </note>
114
115 <note>
116 <para>
117 With <application>Thunderbird-31.0</application> and later versions,
118 you must have installed <application>Openssl</application> before
119 <application>Python 2</application>, or the build system will quickly
120 fail with output including "ImportError: cannot import name
121 HTTPSHandler". If you are in any doubt about this (e.g. upgrading from
122 an older version of Thunderbird), check if
123 <filename>/usr/lib/python&python2-majorver;/lib-dynload/_ssl.so</filename>
124 exists. If it does not, reinstall <xref linkend="python2"/> (after
125 installing <xref linkend="openssl"/> - the latest version of any
126 <emphasis>currently maintained</emphasis> version of Openssl should be
127 satisfactory if already installed - if that package has not already
128 been installed).
129 </para>
130 </note>
131
132 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
133 <para role="optional">
134 <xref linkend="curl"/>,
135 <xref linkend="cyrus-sasl"/>,
136 <xref linkend="dbus-glib"/>,
137 <xref linkend="doxygen"/>,
138 <xref linkend="GConf"/>,
139 <xref linkend="gst10-plugins-base"/> (with
140 <xref linkend="gst10-plugins-good"/> and
141 <xref linkend="gst10-libav"/> at runtime),
142 <xref linkend="openjdk"/>,
143 <xref linkend="pulseaudio"/>,
144 <xref linkend="startup-notification"/>,
145 <xref linkend="wget"/>,
146 <xref linkend="wireless_tools"/>, and
147 <ulink url="http://hunspell.sourceforge.net/">Hunspell</ulink>
148 </para>
149
150 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
151 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/Thunderbird"/>
152 </para>
153 </sect2>
154
155 <sect2 role="installation">
156 <title>Installation of Thunderbird</title>
157
158 <para>
159 The configuration of <application>Thunderbird</application> is
160 accomplished by creating a <filename>mozconfig</filename> file containing
161 the desired configuration options. A default
162 <filename>mozconfig</filename> is created below. To see the entire list
163 of available configuration options (and a brief description of each),
164 issue <command>mozilla/configure --help</command>. Create the file with
165 the following command:
166 </para>
167
168<screen><userinput>cat &gt; mozconfig &lt;&lt; "EOF"
169<literal># If you have a multicore machine, the build may be faster if using parallel
170# jobs. The build system automatically adds -jN to the "make" flags, where N
171# is the number of CPU cores. The option below is therefore useless, unless
172# you want to use a smaller number of jobs:
173#mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS="-j1"
174
175# If you have installed DBus-Glib comment out this line:
176ac_add_options --disable-dbus
177
178# If you have installed wireless-tools comment out this line:
179ac_add_options --disable-necko-wifi
180
181# GStreamer is necessary for H.264 video playback in HTML5 Video Player;
182# to be enabled, also remember to set "media.gstreamer.enabled" to "true"
183# in about:config. If you have GStreamer 1.x.y, comment out this line and
184# uncomment the following one:
185ac_add_options --disable-gstreamer
186#ac_add_options --enable-gstreamer=1.0
187
188# Uncomment these lines if you have installed optional dependencies:
189#ac_add_options --enable-system-hunspell
190#ac_add_options --enable-startup-notification
191
192# Comment out following option if you have PulseAudio installed
193ac_add_options --disable-pulseaudio
194
195# Comment out following option if you have gconf installed
196ac_add_options --disable-gconf
197<!-- Uncommenting does not work
198# If you have not installed Yasm then uncomment this line:
199#ac_add_options - -disable-webm
200-->
201# If you want to compile the Mozilla Calendar, uncomment this line:
202#ac_add_options --enable-calendar
203
204# Comment out following options if you have not installed
205# recommended dependencies:
206ac_add_options --enable-system-sqlite
207ac_add_options --with-system-libevent
208ac_add_options --with-system-libvpx
209ac_add_options --with-system-nspr
210ac_add_options --with-system-nss
211ac_add_options --with-system-icu
212
213# The BLFS editors recommend not changing anything below this line:
214ac_add_options --prefix=/usr
215ac_add_options --enable-application=mail
216
217ac_add_options --disable-crashreporter
218ac_add_options --disable-installer
219ac_add_options --disable-updater
220ac_add_options --disable-debug
221ac_add_options --disable-tests
222
223ac_add_options --enable-optimize
224ac_add_options --enable-strip
225ac_add_options --enable-install-strip
226
227ac_add_options --enable-gio
228ac_add_options --enable-official-branding
229ac_add_options --enable-safe-browsing
230ac_add_options --enable-url-classifier
231
232# Use internal cairo due to reports of unstable execution with
233# system cairo
234#ac_add_options --enable-system-cairo
235ac_add_options --enable-system-ffi
236ac_add_options --enable-system-pixman
237
238ac_add_options --with-pthreads
239
240ac_add_options --with-system-bz2
241ac_add_options --with-system-jpeg
242ac_add_options --with-system-png
243ac_add_options --with-system-zlib</literal>
244EOF</userinput></screen>
245
246<!-- might be necessary
247test $(uname -m) = "i686" && sed -i 's/enable-optimize/disable-optimize/' mozconfig || true &&-->
248 <para>
249 Compile <application>Thunderbird</application> by issuing the following
250 commands:
251 </para>
252
253 <note><para>
254 If you are compiling <application>Thunderbird</application> in chroot,
255 prepend <envar>SHELL=/bin/sh</envar> to the <!--first -->make command below.
256 </para></note>
257
258<screen><userinput>make -f client.mk</userinput></screen>
259
260 <para>
261 This package does not come with a test suite.
262 </para>
263
264 <para>
265 Install <application>Thunderbird</application> by running the following
266 commands as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
267 </para>
268
269<screen role="root"><userinput>make -f client.mk install INSTALL_SDK= &amp;&amp;
270chown -R 0:0 /usr/lib/thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;</userinput></screen>
271
272<!-- thunderbuild directory does not exist anymore. Leaving as comment,
273in case an editor figures out how to install the development environment.
274 <para>
275 The above instruction just installs the parts you need to run
276 <application>Thunderbird</application>. Alternatively, if you want to
277 install the full <application>Thunderbird</application> development
278 environment, run the following command as the
279 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
280 </para>
281
282<screen role="root"><userinput>make -C thunderbuild install</userinput></screen>
283-->
284 </sect2>
285
286 <sect2 role="commands">
287 <title>Command Explanations</title>
288<!-- might be necessary
289 <para>
290 <command>test $(uname -m) = "i686" &amp;&amp; sed ...</command>: On this
291 version of thunderbird, an old bug has reappeared in 32-bit builds. With
292 optimization, the install fails with a Python error. This command will
293 fix i686 builds and preserve the optimization on x86_64.
294 </para>-->
295
296 <para>
297 <command>make -f client.mk</command>: Mozilla products are packaged to
298 allow the use of a configuration file which can be used to pass the
299 configuration settings to the <command>configure</command> command.
300 <command>make</command> uses the <filename>client.mk</filename> file to
301 get initial configuration and setup parameters.
302 </para>
303
304 </sect2>
305
306 <sect2 role="configuration">
307 <title>Configuring Thunderbird</title>
308
309 <sect3><title>Configuration Information</title>
310
311 <para>
312 If your Window or Desktop Manager does not allow you to configure a
313 default browser, you can add a configuration parameter to
314 <application>Thunderbird</application> so that a browser will start when
315 when you click on an Internet/intranet/local URL. The procedure to check
316 or modify any of the configuration parameters is quite simple and the
317 instructions here can be used to view or modify any of the parameters.
318 </para>
319
320 <para>
321 First, open the configuration dialog by opening the <quote>Edit</quote>
322 drop-down menu. Choose <quote>Preferences</quote> and then click on the
323 <quote>Advanced</quote> icon on the top menu bar. Choose the
324 <quote>General</quote> tab and click on the <quote>Config Editor</quote>
325 button. This will display a list of the configuration preferences and
326 information related to each one. You can use the <quote>Filter:</quote>
327 bar to enter search criteria and narrow down the listed items. Changing
328 a preference can be done using two methods. One, if the preference has a
329 boolean value (True/False), simply double-click on the preference to
330 toggle the value and two, for other preferences simply right-click on
331 the desired line, choose <quote>Modify</quote> from the menu and change
332 the value. Creating new preference items is accomplished in the same
333 way, except choose <quote>New</quote> from the menu and provide the
334 desired data into the fields when prompted.
335 </para>
336
337 <para>
338 The configuration preference item you need to check so that
339 <application>Thunderbird</application> uses a specified browser is the
340 <parameter>network.protocol-handler.app.http</parameter> which should be
341 set to the path of the desired browser, e.g.
342 <option>/usr/bin/firefox</option>.
343 </para>
344
345 <tip>
346 <para>
347 There is a multitude of configuration parameters you can tweak to
348 customize <application>Thunderbird</application>. A very extensive,
349 but not so up-to-date list of these parameters can be found at
350 <ulink url="http://preferential.mozdev.org/preferences.html"/>.
351 </para>
352 </tip>
353
354 <para>
355
356 If you use a desktop environment such as <application>GNOME</application>
357 or <application>KDE</application>, a desktop file
358 <filename>thunderbird.desktop</filename> may be created, in order to
359 include a <quote><application>Thunderbird</application></quote> entry in
360 the menu. If you didn't enable
361 <application>startup-notification</application> in your mozconfig, then
362 change the StartupNotify line to false. Run the following commands as the
363 <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
364
365 </para>
366
367<screen role="root"><userinput>mkdir -pv /usr/share/{applications,pixmaps} &amp;&amp;
368
369cat &gt; /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop &lt;&lt; "EOF" &amp;&amp;
370<literal>[Desktop Entry]
371Encoding=UTF-8
372Name=Thunderbird Mail
373Comment=Send and receive mail with Thunderbird
374GenericName=Mail Client
375Exec=thunderbird %u
376Terminal=false
377Type=Application
378Icon=thunderbird
379Categories=Application;Network;Email;
380MimeType=text/html;text/xml;application/xhtml+xml;application/xml;application/rss+xml;x-scheme-handler/mailto;
381StartupNotify=true</literal>
382EOF
383
384ln -sfv /usr/lib/thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;/chrome/icons/default/default256.png \
385 /usr/share/pixmaps/thunderbird.png</userinput></screen>
386 </sect3>
387 </sect2>
388
389 <sect2 role="content">
390 <title>Contents</title>
391
392 <segmentedlist>
393 <segtitle>Installed Program</segtitle>
394 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
395 <segtitle>Installed Directory</segtitle>
396
397 <seglistitem>
398 <seg>
399 thunderbird
400 </seg>
401 <seg>
402 None
403 </seg>
404 <seg>
405 /usr/lib/thunderbird-&thunderbird-version;
406 </seg>
407 </seglistitem>
408 </segmentedlist>
409
410 <variablelist>
411 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
412 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
413 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
414
415 <varlistentry id="thunderbird-prog">
416 <term><command>thunderbird</command></term>
417 <listitem>
418 <para>
419 is <application>Mozilla</application>'s email and newsgroup client.
420 </para>
421 <indexterm zone="thunderbird thunderbird-prog">
422 <primary sortas="b-thunderbird">thunderbird</primary>
423 </indexterm>
424 </listitem>
425 </varlistentry>
426
427 </variablelist>
428
429 </sect2>
430
431</sect1>
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