panel launchers break on upgrade

Bug #145716 reported by James Troup on 2007-09-27
20
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Medium
Chris Coulson
Gutsy
Medium
Chris Coulson
Hardy
Medium
Unassigned
Intrepid
Medium
Chris Coulson
Jaunty
Medium
Chris Coulson

Bug Description

Binary package hint: mozilla-thunderbird

I've just upgraded 3 machines in the office and on each one, the panel launcher for thunderbird was broken after upgrading to gutsy. Adding another panel launcher works fine, so I assume the binary name changed or something.

Sam Morris (yrro) wrote :

Looks like it. The following panel launchers stopped working on my parents' system after the upgrade:

[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Thunderbird Mail Client
Comment=Read and write your email
Exec=mozilla-thunderbird
Terminal=false
MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Icon=mozilla-thunderbird.xpm
Categories=Application;Network

BillCarlson (bill-carlson) wrote :

On two different systems that I upgraded to Gutsy from Edgy, the panel launchers weren't just broken, they were gone.

This caused some confusion for the users, as they were accustomed to using the launcher rather than the menu structure and they thought their email was "broken".

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in a distribution upgrade to 8.10 RC or later?

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
status: New → Incomplete
Sam Morris (yrro) wrote :

Presumably yes, unless you renamed all the executables back (which would break upgrades from 8.08 to 8.10, etc).

Sam Morris (yrro) wrote :

According to packages.ubuntu.com, the 'thunderbird' package still does not contain /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird; neither has this been fixed in hardy; hence reopening.

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
status: Incomplete → New
Sam Morris (yrro) wrote :

A simple fix would be to ship a '/usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird' symlink that points at /usr/bin/thunderbird.

Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

ok, i agree that we should fix this.

Changed in mozilla-thunderbird:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Alexander Sack (asac) wrote :

i assume that this applies everywhere where thunderbird was introduced.

Changed in thunderbird:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → gutsy-updates
milestone: none → ubuntu-8.04.2
importance: Undecided → Medium
milestone: none → intrepid-updates
status: New → Triaged
milestone: none → jaunty-alpha-4
assignee: nobody → asac
assignee: nobody → asac
assignee: nobody → asac
assignee: nobody → asac
Sam Morris (yrro) wrote :

The same applies to mozilla-firefiox -> firefox. Should I file a separate bug against that package, or can this bug be marked as 'found' in it?

On Wed, Dec 31, 2008 at 07:22:45PM -0000, Sam Morris wrote:
> The same applies to mozilla-firefiox -> firefox. Should I file a
> separate bug against that package, or can this bug be marked as 'found'
> in it?
>

Sam, I think firefox has been renamed for long enough. AFAIK dapper
shipped "firefox" too.

 - Alexander

Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2009-01-23
Changed in thunderbird:
milestone: ubuntu-8.04.2 → none
Steve Langasek (vorlon) on 2009-01-29
Changed in thunderbird:
milestone: jaunty-alpha-4 → none
Matt Zimmerman (mdz) on 2009-03-25
tags: added: regression-potential
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package thunderbird - 2.0.0.21+nobinonly-0ubuntu1.9.04.1

---------------
thunderbird (2.0.0.21+nobinonly-0ubuntu1.9.04.1) jaunty; urgency=low

  (cherry pick rev 98 from lp:~mozillateam/thunderbird/thunderbird.dev)
  * fix LP: #345189 - thunderbird 2 treats pixel sized system fonts as
    if they were point sized, which causes for to HUGE fonts
    - add debian/patches/lp345189_absolute_font_sizing.patch
    - update debian/patches/series

  (cherry pick rev 101 from lp:~mozillateam/thunderbird/thunderbird.dev)
  * fix LP: #145716 - panel launcher breaks on upgrade; we provide a
    compatibility link for the old mozilla-thunderbird binary
    - update debian/thunderbird.links

 -- Alexander Sack <email address hidden> Thu, 09 Apr 2009 10:41:05 +0200

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Jaunty):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Steve Beattie (sbeattie) on 2009-04-29
tags: added: regression-release
removed: regression-potential
Sergio Zanchetta (primes2h) wrote :

The 18 month support period for Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 has reached its end of life -
http://www.ubuntu.com/news/ubuntu-7.10-eol . As a result, we are closing the
Gutsy task.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Gutsy):
milestone: gutsy-updates → none
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Intrepid Ibex reached end-of-life on 30 April 2010 so I am closing the report. The bug has been fixed in newer releases of Ubuntu.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Intrepid):
status: Triaged → Invalid
Alexander Sack (asac) on 2011-01-06
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Gutsy):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Hardy):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Intrepid):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Jaunty):
assignee: Alexander Sack (asac) → Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson)
Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2011-02-15
Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu Hardy):
assignee: Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) → nobody
status: Triaged → Won't Fix
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