Dual-boot Ubuntu 8.04, Thunderbird (2.0.0.14) and .parentlock NOT removed.

Bug #251749 reported by Mads Doré on 2008-07-25
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thunderbird (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

In the previous bug-reports there are some similar to this, but non of them applied directly to my problem as fare as I can tell.

I have moved from a Windows XP installation to a dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 installation. In order to get Thunderbird to work on both OS I have copied Profiles from the default windows possition to a FAT32 partition, that both Windows and Ubuntu can access. With the profile manager I have got Thunderbird to use the same profile for both OS and it works like a charm.

But when I shut-down Thunderbird in Ubuntu the .parentlock file is never deleted and therefore I can't start Thunderbird after a laptop restart without deleting it manually as a workaround. I have checked the access rights to the Profiles directory in Ubuntu and the current user as "delete" access to files in the directory, so I think that should be fine or is there something else that must be made with access rights for it to work?

Check below for access information on the profile in use:

mdh@mdh-laptop-ubuntu:/media/WORK_COMMON/Privat_exversion/Thunderbird/Profiles$ ls -l
total 32
drwx------ 4 mdh root 32768 2008-07-25 11:18 p5r19wec.default

Likewise for the .parentlock file:

mdh@mdh-laptop-ubuntu:/media/WORK_COMMON/Privat_exversion/Thunderbird/Profiles/p5r19wec.default$ ls -l .parentlock
-rwx------ 1 mdh root 0 2008-07-25 10:10 .parentlock

My Profiles.ini looks like this:

[General]
StartWithLastProfile=1

[Profile0]
Name=default
IsRelative=1
Path=Profiles/p5r19wec.default
Default=1

By the way I know about setting up a work-around with a delete script at start-up, but I would rather fix the actual error than the symptom.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jul 25 10:10:51 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: mozilla-thunderbird 2.0.0.16+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
 LANG=en_DK.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

Solved the problem. It was due to me FAT32 being mounted "late" after adding the mount to /etc/fstab Thunderbird works perfect and .parentlock is removed as expected.

Changed in thunderbird:
status: New → Invalid
lluj (julien-nembrini) wrote :

Hi,

I have the same problem, could you describe what you mean by "late".

lluj

Where do I mention late?

By the way I have skipped dual booting, as lightning suddenly appeared
in two different versions for the two OS'. The two versions resulted in
long start-up delays when using Thunderbird. I have now moved to using
Ubuntu as my main OS and just runs XP in a virtual box, therefore
Thunderbird is only running on Ubuntu. Virtual box works very well.

Mads

lluj wrote:
> Hi,
>
> I have the same problem, could you describe what you mean by "late".
>
> lluj
>
> Dual-boot Ubuntu 8.04, Thunderbird (2.0.0.14) and .parentlock NOT removed.
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/251749
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>
> Status in “thunderbird” source package in Ubuntu: Invalid
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: thunderbird
>
> In the previous bug-reports there are some similar to this, but non of them applied directly to my problem as fare as I can tell.
>
> I have moved from a Windows XP installation to a dual-boot Windows XP and Ubuntu 8.04 installation. In order to get Thunderbird to work on both OS I have copied Profiles from the default windows possition to a FAT32 partition, that both Windows and Ubuntu can access. With the profile manager I have got Thunderbird to use the same profile for both OS and it works like a charm.
>
> But when I shut-down Thunderbird in Ubuntu the .parentlock file is never deleted and therefore I can't start Thunderbird after a laptop restart without deleting it manually as a workaround. I have checked the access rights to the Profiles directory in Ubuntu and the current user as "delete" access to files in the directory, so I think that should be fine or is there something else that must be made with access rights for it to work?
>
> Check below for access information on the profile in use:
>
> mdh@mdh-laptop-ubuntu:/media/WORK_COMMON/Privat_exversion/Thunderbird/Profiles$ ls -l
> total 32
> drwx------ 4 mdh root 32768 2008-07-25 11:18 p5r19wec.default
>
> Likewise for the .parentlock file:
>
> mdh@mdh-laptop-ubuntu:/media/WORK_COMMON/Privat_exversion/Thunderbird/Profiles/p5r19wec.default$ ls -l .parentlock
> -rwx------ 1 mdh root 0 2008-07-25 10:10 .parentlock
>
> My Profiles.ini looks like this:
>
> [General]
> StartWithLastProfile=1
>
> [Profile0]
> Name=default
> IsRelative=1
> Path=Profiles/p5r19wec.default
> Default=1
>
> By the way I know about setting up a work-around with a delete script at start-up, but I would rather fix the actual error than the symptom.
>
> ProblemType: Bug
> Architecture: i386
> Date: Fri Jul 25 10:10:51 2008
> DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
> Package: mozilla-thunderbird 2.0.0.16+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.8.04.1
> PackageArchitecture: all
> ProcEnviron:
> PATH=/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games
> LANG=en_DK.UTF-8
> SHELL=/bin/bash
> SourcePackage: thunderbird
> Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686
>

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