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[RESOLVED] Compiling Problem. [Linux.]

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alansecker
 
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Post Posted January 4th, 2017, 7:28 am

I am running Absolute Linux, which does not include a Thunderbird binary in its repo.
I downloaded the source of 45.6.0 from a Slackware repo and set about compiling it.
Configure went OK
Make though went on for many hours, Unfortunately there was a power interruption.
It was unclear the following morning if it had completed.
I ran make install anyway. There were no error messages but I cannot find an executable.
I ran make again. This time it was fairly quick.
I again ran make install with same result.
The build directory was where it was downloaded: /home/myuser/thunderbird-4.6.0.source.
Can you tell me what I have missed?
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Post Posted January 4th, 2017, 7:49 am

Moving to Third Party Builds.

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Post Posted January 4th, 2017, 9:07 am

Is there a mozconfig file in the source folder that contains this line?
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ac_add_options --enable-application=mail

If not, it will build Firefox instead.

alansecker
 
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Post Posted January 4th, 2017, 10:46 am

libertyernie wrote:Is there a mozconfig file in the source folder that contains this line?
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ac_add_options --enable-application=mail

If not, it will build Firefox instead.
There is no mozconfig file in the source directory.

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Post Posted January 4th, 2017, 2:42 pm

alansecker wrote:
libertyernie wrote:Is there a mozconfig file in the source folder that contains this line?
Code: Select all
ac_add_options --enable-application=mail

If not, it will build Firefox instead.
There is no mozconfig file in the source directory.

If you add one, it should build correctly.

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Post Posted January 6th, 2017, 5:05 am

I created a new directory from which to decompress the file, did so and then created mozconfig as suggested.
I ran configure, make and make install but could not find an executable file despite a system wide search.

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