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Whenever I browse the OS2World forum with my mobile phone I use the mobile version ( but since the forum outage in September I am no longer able to log in using it. I go to the login page;wap2 enter username and password but when I select 'Login' it says
An Error Has Occurred!
Your session timed out while posting. Please go back and try again.
At first I thought it is a problem with my mobile, but now I tested it with different browsers on different computers (Firefox on OS/2, Windows and Linux; Vivaldi on Windows and Linux; Opera and Chrome on Windows) and it didn't work so it is obviously not the fault of the ancient browser I use on my mobile. I tried deleting cookies and cache but this didn't help.
Can anyone confirm that logging in with the mobile version does not work or am I the only one who is experiencing this? Any thoughts how to fix this?

Thanks in advance, Laurenz

Programming / How to build Seamonkey?
« on: June 04, 2017, 04:41:54 pm »
I am new to this forum, so I'd like to write a few words about myself:
I am 21 years old and studying mechanical engineering in Aachen, Germany. In my leisure I like to tinker with old Computers and so I found out about OS/2 in 2014. At the moment my main laptop for OS/2 is a HP tc4400 from 2007 running OS/2 Warp 4 Convenience Package 2 with FixPak 6. My knowledge about programming is limited but I wrote a few small programs in Java and REXX.
And now to my Problem:
I am trying to build Seamonkey 2.42 from the sources (in the end i want to create a german version of it, but this may be step two or three). With ANPM I installed everything mentioned in this post except mozftcfgft because I don't know where to get it and was not sure if it is needed for the current version. Additionally I installed the "...-devel" package of every package needed to run Seamonkey. Unfortunately I found no list of build requirements for the current version. I installed mercurial and git and downloaded the sources according to the build.os2 for Seamonkey. I did not find the described mozconfig file so i used the one from
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mk_add_options MOZ_OBJDIR=@TOPSRCDIR@/obj

ac_add_options --enable-application=suite
ac_add_options --disable-tests
ac_add_options --enable-optimize
ac_add_options --disable-debug
and set MOZCONFIG to use it.

Then I started
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make -f 2>&1 | tee build.log but this failed with
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configure: error: yasm is a required build tool for this architecture when webm is enabled. You may either install yasm or --disable-webm (which disables the WebM video format). See for more details.
I reread the github thread mentioned above and run the commands posted by dmik in sh.exe to set the environment settings. I did not set CFLAGS="-march=i486 -mtune=i686" and CXXFLAGS="-march=i486 -mtune=i686" because that caused the make command to fail with
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checking for EMX/OS2 environment... no
checking for executable suffix... configure: error: installation or configuration problem: compiler cannot create executables.
. It still failed because of missing yasm so I set YASM=nasm.exe and LIBJPEG_TURBO_AS=nasm.exe. This worked (at least it didn't fail at this point) but now it fails with the message:
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configure: error: ECMAScript Internationalization API is not yet supported on this platformI have no clue what this means.

I am pretty sure that I have missed some steps to set up the build environment, so I would be very happy if someone has a step by step instruction or at least a list of required environment settings and development packages.

Many thanks, Laurenz

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