Thunderbird bz 579023 still not fixed even though there is an upstream fix available

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Fri Apr 30 06:09:34 UTC 2010

Christopher Aillon wrote:
> This option doesn't exist because it's impossible to use right now.
> Just adding a --with-libffi doesn't actually make it useful since the
> minimum required version of libffi hasn't been released yet, and libffi
> releases don't come out that frequently.  Note that a large portion of
> the patchset between the latest libffi release and latest HEAD has come
> from Mozilla, who have pushed all their changes upstream and have had
> them merged successfully, and there are still more changes in the
> pipeline.

Debian builds xulrunner- against the system libffi-3.0.9 and it just 
works. They even claim a minimum version of only >= 3.0.5 for the 

        Kevin Kofler

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