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Upgrade to ThunderBird 9 issues in 431
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TLM


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Location: Central United States

PostPosted: Sat 07 Jan 2012, 19:38    Post subject:  Upgrade to ThunderBird 9 issues in 431  

Hi all,
Been running Mozilla ThunderBird in KDE-Slax 431. I think i started with a 3.0 pet and progressively upgraded via the Help-Check for Updates menu. Anyhow things worked fine until i applied the update the other day to upgrade to ThunderBird 9. After the update, the program would not launch, and terminal returned nothing. I was able to delete my entire thunderbird folder from /mnt/home and then reinstall using a ThunderBird 8 pet i found here on the forum. This new installation installed to the /opt directory instead of /mnt/home, however all of my old accounts, emails, contacts, etc were intact since they are obviously stored elseware. I have not attempted to update to 9 from my new install of 8 again, although the results might be different now since i used a new pet and it installed to a differnt location.
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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jan 2012, 20:16    Post subject:  

Same problem here on Official 431. I had started with the Mozilla supplied binary many versions ago and multiple previous upgrades were successful.

The debug option in the start script offers this....
Code:
# /root/thunderbird/thunderbird
+ moz_libdir=/usr/local/lib/thunderbird-9.0.1
+ found=0
+ progname=/root/thunderbird/thunderbird
++ dirname /root/thunderbird/thunderbird
+ curdir=/root/thunderbird
++ basename /root/thunderbird/thunderbird
+ progbase=thunderbird
+ run_moz=/root/thunderbird/run-mozilla.sh
+ test -x /root/thunderbird/run-mozilla.sh
+ dist_bin=/root/thunderbird
+ found=1
+ '[' 1 = 0 ']'
+ script_args=
+ debugging=0
+ MOZILLA_BIN=thunderbird-bin
+ '[' linux-gnu = beos ']'
+ pass_arg_count=0
+ '[' 0 -gt 0 ']'
+ '[' 0 = 1 ']'
+ exec /root/thunderbird/run-mozilla.sh /root/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin
++ basename /root/thunderbird/run-mozilla.sh
+ cmdname=run-mozilla.sh
++ dirname /root/thunderbird/run-mozilla.sh
+ MOZ_DIST_BIN=/root/thunderbird
+ MOZ_DEFAULT_NAME=./run-mozilla.sh-bin
+ MOZ_APPRUNNER_NAME=./mozilla-bin
+ MOZ_PROGRAM=
+ exitcode=1
+ moz_debug=0
+ moz_debugger=
+ moz_debugger_args=
+ '[' 1 -gt 0 ']'
+ case $1 in
+ break
+ '[' 1 -gt 0 ']'
+ MOZ_PROGRAM=/root/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin
+ shift
+ '[' -z /root/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin ']'
+ '[' '!' -x /root/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin ']'
+ MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=/root/thunderbird
+ '[' -z '' ']'
+ MRE_HOME=/root/thunderbird
+ moz_should_set_ld_library_path
++ uname -s
+ '[' Linux '!=' SunOS ']'
+ return 0
+ LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/root/thunderbird:/root/thunderbird/plugins:/root/thunderbird:/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/X11R7/lib:/root/my-applications/lib:/opt/qt4/lib:/opt/samba/lib
+ '[' -n '' ']'
+ '[' -n '' ']'
+ '[' -n '' ']'
+ SHLIB_PATH=/root/thunderbird:/root/thunderbird
+ LIBPATH=/root/thunderbird:/root/thunderbird
+ DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/root/thunderbird:/root/thunderbird
+ '[' '' = '' ']'
+ XSUNTRANSPORT=shmem
+ XSUNSMESIZE=512
+ export XSUNTRANSPORT XSUNSMESIZE
+ GNOME_DISABLE_CRASH_DIALOG=1
+ export GNOME_DISABLE_CRASH_DIALOG
+ '[' 0 -eq 1 ']'
+ export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME LD_LIBRARY_PATH
+ export SHLIB_PATH LIBPATH LIBRARY_PATH ADDON_PATH DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH
+ '[' 0 -eq 1 ']'
+ moz_run_program
+ prog=/root/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin
+ '[' '!' -x /root/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin ']'
+ exec /root/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin
#



A potential problem is that the directory /usr/local/lib/thunderbird-9.0.1 does not exist.

The user settings and messages are stored in the hidden directory /root/.thunderbird

Regards CB
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