Thunderbird moves profile folder to .thunderbird.upstream

Bug #558620 reported by HorstBort on 2010-04-08
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This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)
Low
Micah Gersten

Bug Description

Binary package hint: thunderbird

Script /usr/lib/thunderbird-3.0.4/thunderbird.sh checks for profile folders from previous thunderbird versions, gets confused.

Scenario: Profile is in .thunderbird. First run works fine, but Thunderbird creates files in folder .mozilla-thunderbird/../. On next start, script /usr/lib/thunderbird-3.0.4/thunderbird.sh finds "old" folder .mozilla-thunderbird, moves .thunderbird to .thunderbird-upstream and .mozilla-thunderbird to .thunderbird. Last folder, not containing a usable profile any more is used.

Workaround: Once your working profile is in .thunderbird, comment or "echo" this line:

mv $HOMEDIR/$CURRENT $HOMEDIR/$CURRENT.upstream

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: thunderbird 3.0.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu1 [modified: usr/lib/thunderbird-3.0.4/thunderbird.sh]
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-19.28-generic 2.6.32.10+drm33.1
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-19-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
Date: Thu Apr 8 20:13:00 2010
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB:en
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: thunderbird

HorstBort (haukemuentinga) wrote :
Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this to Ubuntu. Do you have any the Google Contacts extension?

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
HorstBort (haukemuentinga) wrote :

No, extensions are:

 * British English Dictionary 1.19
 * Enigmail 1.0.1
 * ImportExportTools 2.3.2
 * Libnotify-Popups 0.1.4a1
 * Lightning 1.0b1
 * Provider for Google Calendar 0.6b1
 * Remove Duplicate Messages 0.1.07
 * Stylish 1.0.8
 * Wörterbuch Deutsch (de-DE), Hunspell-unterstützt 20100306

The folder created by Thunderbird is:

.mozilla-thunderbird/profile.folder/Mail/smart mailboxes-1/

Micah Gersten (micahg) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this bug and any supporting documentation. Since this bug has enough information provided for a developer to begin work, I'm going to mark it as Triaged and let them handle it from here. Thanks for taking the time to make Ubuntu better! Please report any other issues you may find.

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Micah Gersten (micahg)
importance: Undecided → Low
milestone: none → ubuntu-10.04
status: Incomplete → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package thunderbird - 3.0.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu2

---------------
thunderbird (3.0.4+nobinonly-0ubuntu2) lucid; urgency=low

  * fix LP: #558620 - Thunderbird moves profile folder to .thunderbird.upstream;
    Add symlink from old profile directory to new profile directory
    - update debian/thunderbird.sh.in
  * fix LP: #199003 - thunderbird-gnome-support provides gnome-www-browser;
    drop Provides for thunderbird-gnome-support package
    - update debian/control
  * fix LP: #563059 - NS_InvokeByIndex in xptcinvoke_arm.cpp is not Thumb-2
    safe for Thunderbird in Lucid
    - update debian/patches/series
    - add debian/patches/bz532198_lp488354_ns_invokebyindex_not_thumb2_safe.patch
 -- Micah Gersten <email address hidden> Wed, 14 Apr 2010 10:42:43 -0500

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Doug Holton (edtechdev) wrote :

Thunderbird stopped starting for me this morning after the update. I don't know if this bugfix was included in the update or not.

But deleting the broken private links in my home folder (.mozilla-thunderbird and .thunderbird) and renaming the .thunderbird-upstream folder back to .mozilla-thunderbird, now thunderbird is starting up again.

You're experiencing bug 563893. The fix had been upload.

On 04/15/2010 02:19 PM, Doug Holton wrote:
> Thunderbird stopped starting for me this morning after the update. I
> don't know if this bugfix was included in the update or not.
>
> But deleting the broken private links in my home folder (.mozilla-
> thunderbird and .thunderbird) and renaming the .thunderbird-upstream
> folder back to .mozilla-thunderbird, now thunderbird is starting up
> again.
>
>

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