Subject: Re: Mozilla M16
To: None <Dave.Tyson@liverpool.ac.uk>
From: Brad Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/22/2000 09:36:04
On Mon, 22 May 2000, Adam Ciarcinski wrote:
>> Nightly builds of Mozilla (called M16 although it's not been
>> released yet) work great on NetBSD -current with the Linux emulation.
>I guess we don't need precompiled Mozilla. We'd like to see Mozilla M16
>compiled from the source code in NetBSD package form.
>Do others agree with me?
I had a try at compiling the (friday) source snapshot over the w/end.
Some of the Makefile.in's seem inconsistent in setting the NO_STATIC_LIB
and NO_SHARED_LIB overrides and so it failed building some components
which expected to see a static library rather than a dynamic one. I
eventually ran out of disk space and enthusiasm for fixing the broken
components. I'll try again when I get a bigger disk !
Dave Tyson Phone: 0151-794-3731
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I have been trying off and on for months to get any recent version of
Mozilla compiled on one of my NetBSD/i386/a.out system with no particular
On that platform, everything does get compiled, but it drops core when it
goes to register its components when an invalid pointer is passed to
strlen(). Further, the stack trace is mugged pretty bad and it isn't
really possible to follow it back.
I suspect either a compiler, optimizer or a.out bug. The FreeBSD folk
apparently have it working, but I don't think the OpenBSD folk do.
I have not tried compiling it up on any other platform.
Brad Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org http://anduin.eldar.org
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