Thunderbird's extension manager doesn't play well with apt

Bug #837519 reported by Rob King on 2011-08-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Adding an extension via Thunderbird's extension manager (e.g. Enigmail) breaks or can be broken by installing the same plugin via apt-get/dpkg. If Thunderbird is going to be the default mail client in Oneiric, some sort of workaround (disabling the extension manager?) should be considered, to avoid having users break Thunderbird or, worse, break OS upgrades.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: thunderbird 7.0~b1+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-9.14-generic 3.0.3
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-9-generic x86_64
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 /dev/snd/controlC0: jking 1599 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: jking 1599 F...m pulseaudio
BuildID: 20110828151013
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xfe500000 irq 47'
   Mixer name : 'Intel IbexPeak HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:111d7605,1028049c,00100105 HDA:80862804,80860101,00100000'
   Controls : 18
   Simple ctrls : 10
Channel: default
Date: Tue Aug 30 11:15:58 2011
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Alpha amd64 (20110803.1)
 default via dev wlan0 proto static dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src
 Shockwave Flash -, Location=/var/lib/flashplugin-installer
 Windows Media Player Plug-in 10 (compatible; Totem) -, Location=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
 DivX® Web Player -, Location=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
 QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.6 -, Location=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
 VLC Multimedia Plugin (compatible Totem 3.0.1) -, Location=/usr/lib/mozilla/plugins
 places.database.lastMaintenance - 1314712279
 extensions.lastAppVersion - 7.0
 network.cookie.prefsMigrated - true
 network.cookie.cookieBehavior - 2
 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages - 118371
 PATH=(custom, no user)
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=7.0/20110828151013 (Running)
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 03/03/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.bios.version: A06 0HGVXP
dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.board.version: A06
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: A06
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvrA06:bd03/03/2011:svnDellInc.:pnVostroV130:pvrA06:rvnDellInc.:rn0HGVXP:rvrA06:cvnDellInc.:ct8:cvrA06: Vostro V130
dmi.product.version: A06
dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

Rob King (jking) wrote :
Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Huh? It would help if you describe what you think is broken. Note, we've been using the extension manager already for years in both Firefox and Thunderbird, and you're the first person to say it's broken in a way that would justify disabling a core piece of functionality....

gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

Hello Rob,
Thank you for submitting this bug and reporting a problem with Thunderbird's extension manager and apt.

You made this bug report in 2011 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 837519

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
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for thunderbird (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in thunderbird (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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