mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de chrome registry bug

Bug #29439 reported by Andreas Simon
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mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Package: mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de 1.0.7-1ubuntu1 (dapper)
Error: post-removal and post-installation error out.

# apt-get install mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0B of archives.
After unpacking 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de (1.0.7-1ubuntu1) ...
Updating mozilla-thunderbird chrome registry...find: /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/defaults/profile/extensions/: No such file or directory
mv: accessing `/var/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/extensions/installed-extensions.txt': Too many levels of symbolic links
dpkg: error processing mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Something similar happens when trying to remove the package:

# dpkg --purge mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de
(Reading database ... 95737 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de ...
Updating mozilla-thunderbird chrome registry...find: /usr/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/defaults/profile/extensions/: No such file or directory
mv: accessing `/var/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/extensions/installed-extensions.txt': Too many levels of symbolic links
dpkg: error processing mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de (--purge):
 subprocess post-removal script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de

Installed version of mozilla-thunderbird is 1.5-0ubuntu3.

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Torsten Flammiger (flammiger) wrote :

exactly the same here

Petr Tomeš (ptomes)
Changed in mozilla-thunderbird-locale-de:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
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Andreas Simon (andreas-w-simon) wrote :

Similar error appears with mozilla-thunderbird-locale-nl. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=677970

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Andreas Simon (andreas-w-simon) wrote :

/var/lib/mozilla-thunderbird/extensions/installed-extensions.txt
is a link to itself. After removing it, update-mozilla-thunderbird-chrome recreates the link and exits with the "Too many levels of symbolic links" error.

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Herman Bos (hbos) wrote :

mozilla-thunderbird-locale-nl still suffers the same problem.

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fondulac (jeff-cronen) wrote :

Don't know if this is the same issue, so am reporting here and as a new bug. I just downloaded Thunderbird 2.0.0.12 which T-bird told me was available, so I clicked ok. The file downloaded, and now when I go to install it, it errors saying "ERROR OPENING FILE FOR WRITING mozmapi32.dll.

I've tried rebooting and retrying, and nothing works. Further, it's now screwed up my old copy of T-bird so I can't open that. Any ideas??

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Karl K (karl-keller) wrote :

I had the same problem with the mozmapi32.dll file that Fondulac mentioned. I have discovered a workaround.

I am running Windows Vista Business, and part of the issue I think stems from User rights. TBird's automatic updates feature does not work for me since somehow it thinks I am a user with limited rights, and not the administrator, and program updates require admin privileges. And this even though I am logged on as owner/administrator.

Beats the heck outa me.

So as a result, I downloaded the complete version, tried to install over the old version, and got the mozmapi32.dll error message. I tried deleting this file, but the system wouldn't let me, again I think a function of confusion about admin privileges.

However, I renamed the filed mozmapi31-2.dll, which the system did allow me to do. I then moved everything in the Thunderbird program folder on the desktop, with no T
Bird fold in the Progrram directory, then installed Tbird, and the installation went through. The program seems to be working now.

Of course, keep in mind that your Tbird folder in AppsData needs to remain so the program continues to recognize your mailboxes and previous email

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