Unable to open metro build on Mac

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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defect
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
7 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: raymondlee, Unassigned)

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Posted patch my mozconfigSplinter Review
I can build metro on mac fine but when I try to launch it using 

./obj-ff-dbg/dist/Nightly.app/Contents/MacOS/firefox -metrodesktop

It throws an error on command line "Couldn't read application.ini"
Depends on: 847527
Component: General → Build Config
Version: unspecified → Trunk
not blocking v1. Why would we want or even expect this to work?
No longer blocks: metrov1triage
>  Why would we want or even expect this to work?

Mainly just so people on other OS can contribute patches to metro front end. I suspect the people wanting to contribute to the Metro browser on those platforms though is low and I agree with the no v1.
I think Rodrigo was the last person to get this working -- do you remember the steps required?
I saw that error at some point, I'm not sure what I did for it to disappear. Some of the things I did that might be related:
- I had nightly installed
- run the built firefox without -metrodesktop
- make the metro and browser

Again, those are just wild guesses :(. I haven't built on the mac in a while, I'll try again and see if it still works.
After a full clobber/build I was getting the same "Couldn't read application.ini" error. It started working again after I did a make -C browser/ from the obj folder.

My .mozconfig contains only:
ac_add_options --enable-metro

Hope it helps.
(In reply to Rodrigo Silveira [:rsilveira] from comment #5)
> After a full clobber/build I was getting the same "Couldn't read
> application.ini" error. It started working again after I did a make -C
> browser/ from the obj folder.
> 
> My .mozconfig contains only:
> ac_add_options --enable-metro
> 
> Hope it helps.

Nice, it works ;-)
Glad it worked!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Reopening this bug in case anyone wants to fix the build so this isn't necessary.
Status: RESOLVED → REOPENED
Resolution: FIXED → ---
Blocks: metrobacklog
Status: REOPENED → NEW
Whiteboard: p=0
Mass close of bugs in obsolete product https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1350354
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 6 years ago2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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