Tips for Building Firefox 2 on Mac OS X 10.5

If you have seed access to Mac OS X 10.5 and you want to build Firefox 2, you need to add the following lines to your mozconfig:

ac_add_options --with-macos-sdk=/Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk
ac_add_options --disable-tests

Firefox 2 will not compile with the native 10.5 SDK (pthread header conflicts) and tests won’t even compile with the 10.4 SDK (std c header problems). We’re working on not having to do this, I don’t have an ETA for fixes.

5 thoughts on “Tips for Building Firefox 2 on Mac OS X 10.5

  1. How do you check out the FF 2.0 sources? What is the client.mk mojo required?

    I looked for pointers to this on devmo. If you let me know where things are, I will find a place on devmo to document this. Thanks.

  2. In my post text the –disable-tests is correct. For some reason it just doesn’t display with the two dashes. I can’t correct it because it is already correct!

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