Closed Bug 430274 Opened 12 years ago Closed 12 years ago

xpidl should be statically linked

Categories

(Firefox Build System :: General, defect)

x86
macOS
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED WONTFIX

People

(Reporter: mossop, Unassigned)

References

Details

Since xpidl is shipped with the sdk it should be statically linked to avoid depending on specific versions of libraries being available on the users machine. 

Currently the mac version for instance relies on libintl.3.dylib being present since that is what is there on the mac reference platform. However it appears to be impossible to compile this version on leopard. It is possible to symlink to victory but it'd be better to just avoid this.
Apparently this isn't possible since the appropriate versions of all the libraries aren't available generally :(
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 12 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
Duplicate of this bug: 436901
I've added documentation providing workarounds for this bug on MDC:

http://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Gecko_SDK#Issues_with_the_OS_X_SDK
Product: Core → Firefox Build System
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