cannot customise / change path of "Local Directory"

Bug #921410 reported by Ankur Joshi on 2012-01-25
This bug affects 1 person
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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 :
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