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Bug 1606517

Summary: thunderbird: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Mohan Boddu <mboddu>
Component: thunderbirdAssignee: Jan Horak <jhorak>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 29CC: alexl, gecko-bugs-nobody, john.j5live, j, pjasicek, rhughes, rstrode, sandmann
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Description Mohan Boddu 2018-07-20 20:25:03 UTC
thunderbird failed to build from source in Fedora rawhide

For details on the mass rebuild see:
Please fix thunderbird at your earliest convenience and set the bug's status to
ASSIGNED when you start fixing it. If the bug remains in NEW state for 8 weeks,
thunderbird will be orphaned. Before branching of Fedora 30,
thunderbird will be retired, if it still fails to build.

For more details on the FTBFS policy, please visit:

Comment 1 Mohan Boddu 2018-07-20 20:25:11 UTC
Created attachment 1468495 [details]

Comment 2 Mohan Boddu 2018-07-20 20:25:16 UTC
Created attachment 1468496 [details]

file root.log too big, will only attach last 32768 bytes

Comment 3 Mohan Boddu 2018-07-20 20:25:20 UTC
Created attachment 1468497 [details]

Comment 4 Jan Kurik 2018-08-14 08:51:43 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 29 development cycle.
Changing version to '29'.

Comment 5 Jason Tibbitts 2018-08-14 18:45:15 UTC
The initial problem is just that a build dependency on gcc-c++ is required.  After fixing that, the build proceeds for quite some time but eventually fails either during or immediately after running precompile_cache.js with this backtrace:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/builddir/build/BUILD/thunderbird-52.9.1/mozilla/toolkit/mozapps/installer/", line 415, in <module>
  File "/builddir/build/BUILD/thunderbird-52.9.1/mozilla/toolkit/mozapps/installer/", line 409, in main
    args.source, gre_path, base)
  File "/builddir/build/BUILD/thunderbird-52.9.1/mozilla/toolkit/mozapps/installer/", line 166, in precompile_cache
    errors.fatal('Error while running startup cache precompilation')
  File "/builddir/build/BUILD/thunderbird-52.9.1/mozilla/python/mozbuild/mozpack/", line 103, in fatal
    self._handle(self.FATAL, msg)
  File "/builddir/build/BUILD/thunderbird-52.9.1/mozilla/python/mozbuild/mozpack/", line 98, in _handle
    raise ErrorMessage(msg)
mozpack.errors.ErrorMessage: Error: Error while running startup cache precompilation

A bit before it fails I see the following:

A coding exception was thrown and uncaught in a Task.

Full message: TypeError: invalid path component
Full stack: join@resource://gre/modules/osfile/ospath_unix.jsm:90:13


That's all a bit beyond me so I don't think there's much more I can do but I do hope that thunderbird will be sticking around in Fedora (sepecially with version 60 out now).

Comment 6 Martin Stransky 2019-08-23 08:27:49 UTC
Moving Thunderbird bugs to Jan to manage them meanigfuly.

Comment 7 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 18:55:14 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 29 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 29 on 2019-11-26.
It is Fedora's policy to close all bug reports from releases that are no longer
maintained. At that time this bug will be closed as EOL if it remains open with a
Fedora 'version' of '29'.

Package Maintainer: If you wish for this bug to remain open because you
plan to fix it in a currently maintained version, simply change the 'version' 
to a later Fedora version.

Thank you for reporting this issue and we are sorry that we were not 
able to fix it before Fedora 29 is end of life. If you would still like 
to see this bug fixed and are able to reproduce it against a later version 
of Fedora, you are encouraged  change the 'version' to a later Fedora 
version prior this bug is closed as described in the policy above.

Although we aim to fix as many bugs as possible during every release's 
lifetime, sometimes those efforts are overtaken by events. Often a 
more recent Fedora release includes newer upstream software that fixes 
bugs or makes them obsolete.

Comment 8 Jason Tibbitts 2019-10-31 18:58:39 UTC
Obviously thunderbird started building again at some point in the past 14 months.