Subject: Re: Anyone manage to build mozilla from pkgsrc?
To: None <,>
From: Christopher SEKIYA <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 08/03/2004 21:10:47
(disclaimer: I committed the amd64 mozilla support to pkgsrc.  It worked at the
time I committed the code; I can't understand why, though)

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 01:07:31PM +0200, Nicolas Joly wrote:

> Please see recent PR port-amd64/26499
> I just tried it, and it works fine on my dual Opteron workstation
> (Tyan S2885).

Here, too -- firefox no longer dies.

For tech-toolchain: there is a PIC compiler bug in gcc-3.3.x for x86_64 targets
that causes mozilla/firefox to die.  The PR contains a two-liner that makes
the problem go away.  The notes in gcc bugzilla seem to indicate that it will
not be applied: the problem is not present in 3.4.x, and they recommend that
3.3.x users use the hammer branch rather than the main branch.

It would certainly be nice to have a working web browser for the 2.0 release ...
would it be proper to commit the patch as included in the PR and request a

-- Chris
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