Build Instructions for NSS 3.6.1 Release
The instructions that follow describe how to build the NSS 3.6.1 release.
For detailed information about the NSS 3.6.1 release, see NSS 3.6.1 Release Notes.
Important: Before you build NSS, you should be familiar with the Mozilla CVS system; see source code via CVS for details.
NSPR Version: NSS 3.6.1 is compatible with NSPR 4.2.2 and higher versions.
It is now possible to build all of NSS (including NSPR and DBM) entirely
with coreconf; that is, without using the mozilla browser's make system.
Notes on New Build Instructions
It is no longer necessary to check out mozilla/config, mozilla/client.mk, or any other parts of the browser to build NSS and its dependencies.
It is no longer necessary to define any MOZ_* environment variables.
On Windows, it is not necessary to use nmake or cygwin or MKS tools to build NSS, NSPR, or DBM. Netscape's wintools gmake is sufficient for all these.
Platforms and gcc versions: The build instructions that follow have been tested on the following platforms with the indicated versions of the GNU C compiler (gcc). The instructions have not yet been tested on any 64-bit platforms.
|gcc version||????||????||2.91.66 (egcs-1.1.2)||????||????||2.95.2|
If you successfully build NSS with a version of gccnot listed above, please let us know the version and platform you used.
Previous build instructions: For the build instructions used with the previous release, see Build Instructions for the NSS 3.6 Release.
The following new build instructions should work for all platforms (with
some platform-specific changes as noted).
Build Instructions for All Platforms
Before you begin: for Windows, if you haven't before, get Netscape's "wintools" as explained in 2.2 Software Installation.
- Set environment variables:
- For Windows, set OS_TARGET to be either WINNT or WIN95 in the environment
- For Windows, make your PATH include the directory that contains Netscape's wintools (special gmake, shmsdos, etc.)
- If you want a non-debug optimized build, set BUILD_OPT=1 in your environment. Otherwise, you get a debug build. On Windows, if you want a debug build with the system's debug RTL libraries, set USE_DEBUG_RTL=1 in your environment.
- On Unix platforms, except Alpha/OSF1, if you want a build for the system's 64-bit ABI, set USE_64=1 in your environment. By default, NSS builds for the 32-bit environment on all platforms except Alpha/OSF1.
- Set the environment variable CVSROOT to :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvsroot
- To build with gcc on platforms other than Linux and Windows, you need to set two more environment variables:
Set USE_N32 to 1 if you want the build to generate n32 binaries.
Default is to generate o32 binaries. This is mutually exclusive with the
use of USE_64 (as documented).
Set USE_PTHREADS to 1 if you want to use the IRIX pthreads implementation for threads. The default is to use IRIX sprocs for threads.
cvs co -r NSPR_4_2_2_RELEASE mozilla/nsprpub
cvs co -r DBM_1_61_RTM mozilla/dbm mozilla/security/dbm
cvs co -r NSS_3_6_1_RTM mozilla/security/coreconf mozilla/security/nss
cd mozilla/security/nss (or, on Windows, cd mozilla\security\nss)