Note: There are a few cases of duplicates in user autocompletion which are being worked on.

Define MOZ_APP_BASENAME for Thunderbird to help fix Permanent orange: TEST-UNEXPECTED-FAIL | test_0200_app_launch_apply_update.js failures (and test_0201..., test_0203...)

RESOLVED FIXED in Thunderbird 16.0


Build Config
5 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: standard8, Assigned: standard8)


15 Branch
Thunderbird 16.0

Thunderbird Tracking Flags

(thunderbird15+ fixed)



(1 attachment)

Created attachment 639276 [details] [diff] [review]
The fix

Somehow in my testing, I discovered that Thunderbird isn't creating an update-settings.ini file.

This file is currently used for double-checking the correct mar is apply to the correct build on a multi-build system, but is unused for Thunderbird as we haven't quite got that far yet.

However, for some reason the unit tests require it, and since we'll be getting it anyway, I think we should just pick it up.

If we set MOZ_APP_BASENAME, then mozilla/build will also generate an application.ini, but that will get overwritten by the one in mail/app, so that will be fine. We'll pick up the core one when we can.

Try server builds with this patch available here:

The change is basically a no-op for us, apart from adding that update-settings.ini file, I diffed a windows build from that directory with the nightly build and the only differences were the expected ones.
Attachment #639276 - Flags: review?(mconley)
Version: 13 → 15
Comment on attachment 639276 [details] [diff] [review]
The fix

Looks good to me. Thanks.
Attachment #639276 - Flags: review?(mconley) → review+
tracking-thunderbird15: --- → +
Checked in:
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: --- → Thunderbird 16.0
Comment on attachment 639276 [details] [diff] [review]
The fix

[Triage Comment]
This doesn't seem to have had any negative impacts on trunk, and we want this on aurora as well to fix the test failures there.
Attachment #639276 - Flags: approval-comm-aurora+
Checked in:
status-thunderbird15: --- → fixed
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