Closed Bug 747402 Opened 11 years ago Closed 11 years ago

Thunderbird comm-central failing to compile


(Thunderbird :: Build Config, defect)

Not set


(thunderbird13 fixed, thunderbird-esr1013+ fixed)

Thunderbird 14.0
Tracking Status
thunderbird13 --- fixed
thunderbird-esr10 13+ fixed


(Reporter: jhopkins, Assigned: standard8)




(1 file)

Thunderbird comm-central builds are failing here:

configuring in ctypes/libffi
running /bin/sh /builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/mozilla/js/src/ctypes/libffi/configure  --disable-shared --enable-static --disable-raw-api --with-pic --cache-file=/builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/objdir-tb/mozilla/js/src/ctypes/libffi/config.cache --srcdir=/builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/mozilla/js/src/ctypes/libffi
configure: creating cache /builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/objdir-tb/mozilla/js/src/ctypes/libffi/config.cache
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for a thread-safe mkdir -p... /bin/mkdir -p
checking for gawk... gawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for gcc... gcc
checking whether the C compiler works... no
configure: error: in `/builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/objdir-tb/mozilla/js/src/ctypes/libffi':
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
configure: error: /builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/mozilla/js/src/ctypes/libffi/configure failed for ctypes/libffi
configure: error: /builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/mozilla/js/src/configure failed for js/src
configure: error: /builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/mozilla/configure failed for mozilla
*** Fix above errors and then restart with               "make -f build"
make[2]: *** [configure] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build'
make[1]: *** [objdir-tb/Makefile] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build'
make: *** [build] Error 2
program finished with exit code 2

The config log (/builds/slave/tb-comm-cen-lnx/build/objdir-tb/mozilla/js/src/ctypes/libffi/config.log) shows that we are picking up the wrong version of gcc:

configure:3514: gcc --version >&5
gcc (GCC) 4.1.1 20070105 (Red Hat 4.1.1-52)
Some digging reveals two issues. The main one being that libffi doesn't seem to pick up the gcc that's specified in mozconfig. It picks up the system default - just as comment 0 says. I have raised bug 748138 for that.

The secondary issue is that we're specifying

export CFLAGS="-gdwarf-2"
export CXXFLAGS="-gdwarf-2"

This seems to be messing up the default gcc 4.1.1, iirc that had a different symbol default (or was it further back than that).

Anyway, removing these lines and the --enable-debug-symbols ones fixes the issue with the compilation failing.

This brings the mozconfigs more into sync with Firefox (who removed those options a while ago as they are default), so I think we are safe to do that here.
Assignee: jhopkins → mbanner
Component: Release Engineering: Automation (General) → Build Config
Product: → Thunderbird
QA Contact: catlee → build-config
Version: other → Trunk
Attached patch The fixSplinter Review
Attachment #617656 - Flags: review?(bugspam.Callek)
Attachment #617656 - Flags: review?(bugspam.Callek) → review+
Checked in:
Closed: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 14.0
Comment on attachment 617656 [details] [diff] [review]
The fix

[Triage Comment]
We'll want this on aurora as well for the build automation changes.
Attachment #617656 - Flags: approval-comm-aurora+
Comment on attachment 617656 [details] [diff] [review]
The fix

[Triage Comment]
Need to sync this to ESR so that we can run the new build systems there as well.
Attachment #617656 - Flags: approval-comm-esr10+
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