Firebird will not build from Mozilla 1.4 sources or CVS as of 7-13-2003. "No rule to make target `export'".




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15 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: foobarbaz, Assigned: Brian Ryner (not reading))


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Dillo/0.7.2
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FireBird will not build. I get the same error whether I use Mozilla 1.4 sources or the latest CVS (as of today, 7/13/2003). My build ends like this:

Creating .deps
Creating ../../../../dist/include/xpnet
../../../../config/nsinstall -R -m 644 nsFTPConn.h nsHTTPConn.h nsSocket.h ../../../../dist/include/xpnet
/usr/bin/perl -I../../../../config ../../../../config/ ../../../../dist/include/xpnet/.headerlist nsFTPConn.h nsHTTPConn.h nsSocket.h
gmake[5]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/xpinstall/wizard/libxpnet/src'
gmake[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/xpinstall/wizard/libxpnet'
gmake[4]: Entering directory `/usr/src/mozilla/xpinstall/wizard/unix/src2'
Creating .deps
gmake[4]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/xpinstall/wizard/unix/src2'
gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/xpinstall'
gmake[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/mozilla/toolkit'
gmake[3]: *** No rule to make target `export'.  Stop.
gmake[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla/toolkit'
gmake[2]: *** [tier_9] Error 2
gmake[2]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla'
gmake[1]: *** [default] Error 2
gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/mozilla'
gmake: *** [build] Error 2

I am using Debian/PPC 3.0 (Woody).

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download Mozilla sources (1.4 or pull from CVS)
2. Follow the FireBird build instructions (i.e. create a .mozconfig with the appropriate options, then go "gmake -f build")
3. Watch it waste a bunch of your time, then crash 'n' burn.
Actual Results:  
I got frustrated... ;)

Expected Results:  
It should have compiled, dangit.

Please help.
Reporter, first, the 1.4 source tarball doesn't include mozilla/toolkit, since
mozilla/toolkit doesn't do anything for Seamonkey, only for firebird and
thunderbird. mentions
pulling from CVS after defining the .mozconfig file, starting with export
MOZ_PHOENIX=1.  You may want to start with
and update your tree from there since that's much faster than pulling the whole

Downgrading severity to major, although this is probably INVALID.  Without
mozilla/toolkit, its pretty much a lock that Firebird won't compile.
Severity: blocker → major

Comment 2

14 years ago
I have been able to build firebird from the same sources that I use for
Camino. The last time was 0300 this morning.

The About Box has this string: "Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O;
en-US; rv:1.5a) Gecko/20030511 Mozilla Firebird/0.6"

I am not certain that the final build touches the bundle, so I
remark that the Info sheet for Firbird is dated 2003-07-01, which may be a
date of creation (not modification) - the actual Firebird binary does have the
expected date.

Of course, the OP is correct in that compiling Mac Firebird from sources 
by the non-dedicated is probably an indulgence for those with time to burn: 
I do it as Firebird responds to URLs like <URL: chrome://navigator/content >, 
which Camino does not. If there is a big unmet demand for compiling Firebird,
perhaps SKS would draw a list of step by step instructions for doing so from
scratch, and link it to <URL: >

I would be happy to resolve this as "works for me", I don't think that
it can be closed/written off or whatever, until there are some published
Now that I have more knowledge of the matter, I can say for sure you'll get that
error without mozilla/toolkit in your tree.

INVALID, without all of the source, of course it won't compile.
Last Resolved: 14 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 4

14 years ago
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