|extensions/|'s subdirs not built



19 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: BenB, Assigned: cls)




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19 years ago
I just updated and my non-debug, optimized build crashes at startup after
"WEBSHELL += 2".
The last working build was from 2000-03-07, IIRC.

Sorry for this bad report, but I dunno, how to debug this, as I can't do a
backtrace (i think, at least).


19 years ago
Keywords: crash
Target Milestone: ---

Comment 1

19 years ago
Happens for
./mozilla -mail
./mozilla -pref
./mozilla -edit
./mozilla -addressbook

Does /not/ happen for
./mozilla -ProfileManager

I can create a new profile, but when I start up with it (or my migrated one),
same crash.

Comment 2

19 years ago
maybe strace could show you what it was up to just before it died? That's going
to be a huge log though... grepping it for opens may give you some better idea
of what files mozilla is working with just before it dies (and thus what it was
up to). My build from last night is fine, have you tried just doing a clobber build?

Comment 3

19 years ago
Maybe it's my j4. I disabled it and am doing a fresh build ("make realclean;
make") now. Previous builds went fine with it :-/.

Comment 4

19 years ago
No, it wasn't -j4. Some headers (autogenerated from .idl files) from

mozilla/extensions/ were not built; I had to do a manual make in some subdirs

(psm-glue, cookie and maybe pics). Changing to COMPONENT Build Config.

Tnx puetzk for the hint to rebuild.

Severity: blocker → normal
Component: Browser-General → Build Config
QA Contact: asadotzler → cyeh

Comment 5

19 years ago
Forgot the owner
Assignee: cbegle → cls

Comment 6

19 years ago
Details, details.  Compiler, libc, gtk version?  Precise options given to
configure?  Exact idls that were not properly generated?

Comment 7

19 years ago
Compiler: gcc 2.95.2

glibc: 2.1.2 (RH6.0 + RH6.1 packages)

gtk/glib: both 1.2.3-1


# Options for client.mk.

mk_add_options MOZ_CVS_FLAGS="-q -z 9"

mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/objmoz-@CONFIG_GUESS@

#mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS=-j4

# Options for 'configure' (same as command-line options).

ac_add_options --disable-tests

ac_add_options --enable-optimize

ac_add_options --disable-debug

ac_add_options --enable-strip-libs

Exact idls:

Phew. *IIRC*, It was cookie/nsICookieService.h and psm-glue/nsIPSMComponent.idl.

It looked to me, as if it stops at the first header (from extensions/) needed. I

just noticed, that cookie doesn't include any idl's at all (I was falsely

assuming the idl because of the "nsI" prefix), so it's at least the first make

pass in extensions' subdirs, which was missing.


Comment 8

19 years ago
I should note, that I don't have any "objmoz-*" at all in /usr/src or its

subdirs (mozilla resides in /usr/src/mozilla). /usr/src is a symlink, if that



Comment 9

19 years ago
Is this problem still occurring?  I was not able to reproduce it with my
optimized build.

Comment 10

19 years ago
Yes. It looks that way.
When I updated some days ago (with tha last update being > week ago), I had the
same problem.
When I just updated, I got no such compile errors, but a |make| in
extensions/[cookies|wallet|psm-glue] caused additional compilations. Maybe just
no interfaces changed between the 2 updates/compiles.

To make sure, I'm not doing something stupid (or forgetting something): I did
make -f client.mk checkout
This gives me the build-ID "2000030708" (the time of my last clobber). Also, I'm
building the tip (|:pserver:anonymous@cvs-mirror.mozilla.org:/cvsroot|).

Changing SUMMARY from "Crash at startup after "WEBSHELL += 2"" to
"|extensions/|'s subdirs not built".

If I do a |make| in extensions, only xmlterm is made. No surprise, my
|extensions/Makefile| reads
DIRS		= xmlterm
Summary: Crash at startup after "WEBSHELL += 2" → |extensions/|'s subdirs not built

Comment 11

19 years ago
Doesn't seem to be that simple. I edited extensions/Makefile to include

DIRS		= wallet cookie pics xmlterm

(which also propagated to Makefile), but it didn't help.
After |make realclean;./configure;make|, I'm still getting

nsJAR.cpp:37: nsIPSMComponent.h: No such file or directory

A make in extensions compiled the subdirs, but stoped with

nsPICS.cpp: In method `nsresult nsPICS::GetWebShell(unsigned int,
nsIWebShellServices *&)':
nsPICS.cpp:574: no matching function for call to
`nsIDocumentLoader::GetContentViewerContainer (PRUint32 &,
nsIContentViewerContainer **)'
../../../dist/include/nsIDocumentLoader.h:53: candidates are: nsresult
nsIDocumentLoader::GetContentViewerContainer(nsISupports *,
nsIContentViewerContainer **)
make[2]: *** [nsPICS.o] Error 1

So, I made sure, that at least wallet, cookie and psm-glue are compiled and
restarted the build (which is running now).

Comment 12

19 years ago
> I edited extensions/Makefile to include


Comment 13

19 years ago
The problem in pics seems to be unrelated; filed bug #34205.

Apart from that, compile went fine.

Comment 14

19 years ago
Ok, there's way too much baggage here.  Start from a fresh tree and see if the
problem with extensions still exists.  You can't just set extensions to xmlterm
as some code still requires the interface headers for wallet & cookie (Bug
#18352).  You need to use --with-extension=default,xmlterm if you want to build
xmlterm.  Also, last I checked, pics is no longer used/supported.  The problem
with nsIPSMComponent.h stems from not building in extensions/psm-glue.


Comment 15

19 years ago
I did't use --with-extensions, when this bug appeared (see my .mozconfig above).
I'll do a fresh pull with the next good opportunity.

Comment 16

19 years ago
That's my point.  You modified the extensions/Makefile when you should've used
--with-extensions.  Back to the original problem.  Once you've completed your
fresh build, are you still having problems with the WEBSHELL leaks?


Comment 17

19 years ago
The WEBSHELL problem appeared only in one build (the first one).

You might be right, that I modified extensions/Makefile (for whatever reason - I

did know --with-extensions) a very long time ago :-(. Ignore this bug for now;

I'll do a fresh pull in the next weeks and check, if the problem still exists.

For the case, it was my fault: I'm sorry.


Comment 18

19 years ago
Closing comments:
Could not duplicate the original problem with WEBSHELL crash.  Reporter does not
appear to still be experiencing that problem.  The problem with building in
extensions is operator error. :)
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 19

19 years ago
I pulled a fresh tree (|rm -rf mozilla; tar xzf mozilla-source.tar.gz; cd
mozilla; export CVSROOT [...]; make -f client.mk checkout|) and the same problem
occurs. Build stops with

nsJAR.cpp:37: nsIPSMComponent.h: No such file or directory


A |make| in extensions/ after that seems to work correctly, however.
Resolution: WORKSFORME → ---

Comment 20

19 years ago
Wait, I'm not sure, if |make| in extensions/ really works correctly under normal
circumstances, because my current |.mozconfig| is:
mk_add_options MOZ_CVS_FLAGS="-q -z 9"
mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/objmoz-@CONFIG_GUESS@
mk_add_options MOZ_MAKE_FLAGS=-j4

# Options for 'configure' (same as command-line options).
ac_add_options --disable-tests
ac_add_options --enable-optimize
ac_add_options --disable-debug
ac_add_options --enable-strip-libs
#ac_add_options --enable-jprof

#workaround for bug
ac_add_options --with-extensions=wallet,cookie,psm-glue

Comment 21

19 years ago
Ok, I pasted your .mozconfig into mine, commented out the extensions option and
it built fine.  How old is that source tarball you are using?  It sounds as
though something's not being updated correctly.  What does your
config/autoconf.mk list for the MOZ_EXTENSIONS variable?

Comment 22

19 years ago
The tarball is from 2000-04-10 (nightly/latest). MOZ_EXTENSIONS was and is
identical to --with-extensions, but with spaces instead of commas.
It was "wallet cookie pics xmlterm" in the first run (didn't work, because PICS
doesn't currently buid) and is now "wallet cookie psm-glue".

I just remembered, that I use make 3.77, if that matters. I never experienced
any problems with infinitive loops however.

Comment 23

19 years ago
Can you still duplicate this error?  I ran into a stupid typo in allmakefiles.sh
a couple of days ago that was preventing the psm-glue Makefiles from being
generated at configure time.  We have the ability to generate Makefiles on the
fly but apparently it's not working perfectly.

Comment 24

19 years ago
mass re-assign of all bugs where i was listed as the qa contact
QA Contact: cyeh → chofmann

Comment 25

19 years ago
Fixing the typo in allmakefiles.sh should have fixed this problem.
Last Resolved: 19 years ago19 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 26

19 years ago
My current .mozconfig: [...]

ac_add_options --with-extensions=wallet,cookie,psm-glue

I didn't have any problem after my fresh checkout/build at 10th or so this

month. VERIFIED.

Product: Browser → Seamonkey
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