Bug 435948 - thunderbird-config script not shipped but may be required for building extensions
Summary: thunderbird-config script not shipped but may be required for building extens...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-04 16:43 UTC by David Walluck
Modified: 2009-07-14 17:55 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 17:55:57 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Create thunderbird-devel package (1.82 KB, patch)
2008-03-18 18:37 UTC, David Walluck
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Example spec for thunderbird-moztraybiff which uses thunderbird-devel to build (1.93 KB, application/octet-stream)
2008-03-18 18:42 UTC, David Walluck
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Description David Walluck 2008-03-04 16:43:59 UTC
The thunderbird spec contains on line 211:

%{__rm} -f $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_bindir}/thunderbird-config

The thunderbird-config script may be needed for thunderbird development (e.g.,
building extensions).

I have tried to build at least one extension that seems to need this script:
<http://moztraybiff.mozdev.org/>. It turns out that it only uses this script to
get the thunderbird version, so it can be worked around pretty easily, but I am
just wondering the rationale for removing this script.

Comment 1 David Walluck 2008-03-13 15:57:32 UTC
I noticed the %exclude lines at the end of %files which is essentially the devel
package for thunderbird. The above extension can make use of the thunderbird SDK
to build. Then, it would call `thunderbird-bin -nox -register' in %post/%postun.
It was incorrect to say that thunderbird-config could function on its own in the
original report.

Looking at some other extensions like enigmail or lightning, these seem to need
to build in-tree, but ``proper'' extensions can use the standalone SDK. Is there
a general bug filed for building extensions (firefox or thunderbird) or some
other discussion on a wiki?

Comment 2 David Walluck 2008-03-18 18:37:16 UTC
Created attachment 298435 [details]
Create thunderbird-devel package

Comment 3 David Walluck 2008-03-18 18:42:45 UTC
Created attachment 298439 [details]
Example spec for thunderbird-moztraybiff which uses thunderbird-devel to build

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:46:01 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:55:57 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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