Package Details: thunderbird-gtk2 52.6.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: thunderbird-gtk2
Description: Standalone mail and news reader from
Upstream URL:
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: thunderbird
Provides: thunderbird=52.6.0
Submitter: Case_Of
Maintainer: Case_Of (bidulock)
Last Packager: Case_Of
Votes: 10
Popularity: 0.036710
First Submitted: 2017-02-22 10:03
Last Updated: 2018-02-01 19:43

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peke commented on 2018-02-23 21:49

I was unable to compile TB under Manjaro, I was still getting the same error as below:

File "../../../_tests/mozmill/resources/", line 104, in <module></module>

After playing a little bit, I found a way how to compile the whole package. I installed all python packages needed in "" manually, commented out lines responsible for installing of those python packages in "./mail/test/resources/". I did these changes during compilation after unpacking and then it finally succeeded.

Any idea why installation of python packages fails?

bidulock commented on 2017-07-03 18:47

Builds fine in a clean chroot and runs fine with gcc (GCC) 7.1.1 20170528. Please remove gcc63 and CC=gcc-6.3.

Case_Of commented on 2017-07-01 23:01

@andreyv: Really? Are you sure?
ac_add_options --enable-default-toolkit=cairo-gtk2 appears nowhere in [extra] package configuration.
And by default, Mozilla build with gtk3.

andreyv commented on 2017-07-01 06:53

thunderbird in [extra] already builds with GTK2. Is there a need for this package?

Fincer commented on 2017-06-01 09:40

I don't have "pip" installed on my system. I guess there may be other factors/packages that prevent the compilation, too.

Case_Of commented on 2017-05-18 11:05

I know where is the problem with python. If pip is installed, build fail.
Uninstall pip while building.

Fincer commented on 2017-05-11 20:27


Damn, that was what I thought. Do you have any idea about the root cause of the issue? If you knew the reason, that would be a lot of help.

The problem has troubled me for some time now. I don't have any python2 packages in my pacman.conf IgnorePkg list and everything is updated (used official Arch repositories). I still get the error message every time I try to compile the program from source.

Thanks for the quick reply btw!

Case_Of commented on 2017-05-11 13:51

The problem is not rust but your python environment.
The built package is available here:

Fincer commented on 2017-05-11 07:14

Tried disabling rust, no luck. I am unable to compile Thunderbird 52 from source. I get exactly same error message than jlindgren. Packages in my system are all updated. I tried compiling even older Thunderbird version 45 but I get the same error.

Terminal output:

New python executable in /home/fincer/arch_linux_programs/thunderbird/52/src/thunderbird-52.1.0/obj-x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/_tests/mozmill-virtualenv/bin/python
Installing setuptools, pip, wheel...done.
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "../../../_tests/mozmill/resources/", line 104, in <module>
File "../../../_tests/mozmill/resources/", line 92, in main
[os.path.join(mozbase, package) for package in mozbase_packages], env=env)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 168, in call
return Popen(*popenargs, **kwargs).wait()
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 390, in __init__
errread, errwrite)
File "/usr/lib64/python2.7/", line 1024, in _execute_child
raise child_exception
OSError: [Errno 13] Permission denied
make[4]: *** [Makefile:31: mozmill-virtualenv] Error 1
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in build().

Any help is appreciated.

Case_Of commented on 2017-04-30 01:15

If you're facing build problems, try to disable rust.

Update: I removed rust from the PKGBUILD. Everything is fine now.

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