thunderbird-gnome-support contains only docs?

Bug #408583 reported by Dominik George on 2009-08-03
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird-gnome-support

The package thunderbird-gnome-support should provide GNOME integration for Thunderbird. However, this package does not deliver the desired software as it contains only documentation files:

root@portux:~# dpkg -L thunderbird-gnome-support

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Mon Aug 3 23:01:29 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Package: thunderbird-gnome-support
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-4.23-generic
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-4-generic x86_64

Dominik George (natureshadow) wrote :
kimus (kimus) wrote :

I found this now also. The menus in thunderbird are not integrated (or ugly) with gnome and I installed this package to see if something happen differently then I found that the package is... empty?!!

Mustapha Mond (mustaphamond) wrote :

I also hoped that this package would solve my problem. I cannot directly access network shares but have to use ~/.gvfs/ to add or save an attachment on a samba share.

Does anyone know if this is a thunderbird bug or an Ubuntu bug? Even though quite a lot of people seem to have this problem noone has come up with a solution yet.

ignasi (igp-oenus) wrote :

This has been an issue forever. I hoped that with the release of thunderbird 3 gvfs support would be available. Yesterday I was checking Claws Mail and it supports gvfs!!! So, the best looking, best imap-supporting, and best featured email application for Linux just sucks because it does not integrate well with the desktop environment. No wonder how Evolution is the default email client in Ubuntu.

Mark Stosberg (markstos) wrote :

I would like to see these improvements as well, but I think this bug should have the Importance updated to be something like "Wishlist". The current thunderbird-gnome-support package doesn't doesn't attempt to use GVFS, etc, making it an enhancement rather than a bug.

gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

Hello Dominik,
Thank you for submitting this bug and reporting a problem with Thunderbird.

You made this bug report in 2009 and there have been several versions of Ubuntu and Thunderbird since then.

Could you confirm that this is no longer a problem and that we can close the ticket?
Or, if it is still a problem, could you run the following (only once):
apport-collect 408583

and upload the updated logs and and any other logs that are relevant for this particular issue.

Thank you again for helping make Ubuntu and Thunderbird better.


Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Dominik George (natureshadow) wrote :

The bug still exists, and has for the last 9 years.

If you had read the bug description, you would have find out that everything you posted is irrelevant. Simply look at any of the file listings of the package, e.g. .

Why should I generate any sort of collected report when the bug is that the package in fact contains only two text files instead of the real content of the package?

Also, I cannot generate such a report as I have long moved away from Ubuntu - among other shortcomings due to such awkward bugs noone cares about.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

Thanks for the feedback, Dominik. Sorry about that. I was using the standard bug report response for old tickets. Thanks for updating the ticket status.
Take care and have a great day.

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