cannot customise / change path of "Local Directory"

Bug #921410 reported by Ankur Joshi on 2012-01-25
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
thunderbird (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I am using thunderbird on dual boot i.e. windows XP & Ubuntu.
As i am sharing same account data in both OS, I have made a separate folder for keeping my downloaded emails which i access through thunderbird installed on windows XP & Ubuntu.

For that i need to modify defauld "Local Directory" {Edit --> Account Setting --> server settings --> Local Directory (browse)}
I found that I can change the "local directory" from windows XP installed thunderbird but i CANNOT do it from ubuntu installed thunderbird.

When i click on browse & go to my desired folder & select it, the selected folder do not appear in "Local Directory" window; instead it keep on showing default folder i.e. (/home/ankur/.thunderbird/orwq15s7.default/ImapMail/

... please note that till Thunderbird version 7 or older I did not have any issue like this. This problem i see from version 8 & also in version 9.

Please fix it ASAP otherwise using thunderbird dose not have any sense as I need to download same account data separately for Windows XP & Ubuntu, which is ill-logical.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.10
Package: thunderbird 9.0+build2-0ubuntu0.11.10.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.0.0-15.26-generic 3.0.13
Uname: Linux 3.0.0-15-generic i686
AddonCompatCheckDisabled: False
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 1.23-0ubuntu4
Architecture: i386
 /dev/snd/controlC0: ankur 1745 F.... pulseaudio
BuildID: 20111229095313
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf8200000 irq 45'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC861-VD'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0862,17aa386c,00100001 HDA:10573055,10573055,00100700'
   Controls : 21
   Simple ctrls : 14
Channel: release
Date: Wed Jan 25 11:33:20 2012
ForcedLayersAccel: False
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012)
 default via dev eth0 proto static dev eth0 scope link metric 1000 dev eth0 proto kernel scope link src metric 1
 places.database.lastMaintenance - 1322724424
 extensions.lastAppVersion - 9.0
 network.cookie.prefsMigrated - true
 places.history.expiration.transient_optimal_database_size - 38603407
 places.history.expiration.transient_current_max_pages - 63068
Profiles: Profile0 (Default) - LastVersion=9.0/20111229095313 (Running)
RunningIncompatibleAddons: False
SourcePackage: thunderbird
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install) 01/14/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 05CN55WW(V1.21) IHL00
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: REFERENCE
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Tag
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: No Enclosure
dmi.chassis.version: N/A
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr05CN55WW(V1.21):bd01/14/2008:svnLENOVO:pnLenovo3000G410:pvr:rvnLENOVO:rnIHL00:rvrREFERENCE:cvnNoEnclosure:ct10:cvrN/A: Lenovo 3000 G410
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

Ankur Joshi (pharmankur) wrote :
gf (gf-interlinks) wrote :

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

You made this bug report in 2012 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 921410

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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