Subject: Re: mozilla maintainer wanted
To: Brad Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tim Walls <email@example.com>
Date: 04/25/2000 11:56:57
[Apologies if this conversation is already irrelevant, we've just had a
four-day holiday weekend in the UK & I haven't caught up with all the
> I have been trying to get the current mozilla source to build on
> NetBSD/i386 with no real luck. It compiles, but drops core trying to
> register its components. There may be code-gen bugs or a problem with the
> mozilla source.
Funny you should mention this...
I spent the better part of the weekend trying to get the current Mozilla
source to compile on NetBSD/Sparc, with even less success than you :-(.
The problem seems to be in
Trying to link gives "Cannot open -lxpcom: No such file or directory"
This was with static libraries enabled. Without statics, it whinges
about (from memory, an error something like) 'mixed relocation types'
Trying to build it on -current NetBSD/i386 is currently giving the same
> If I ever happen upon a solution I'll send it along, but I am not hopeful
> for anything in the near future.
As will I, but I don't hold out a great deal of hope either.
> There appears to be a FreeBSD port in the Mozilla tinderbox that is often
> times green, but I have not tried it, and the Linux version of Netscape 6,
> based on the Mozilla source seems to work.
For what it's worth, the ancient pkgsrc/www/mozilla package compiles
on 1.4.2 NetBSD/sparc, but dumps core on startup. I couldn't be bothered
to find out why, preferring to concentrate on the newer version!