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Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#11 Post by fehlix » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:20 am

Jerry3904 wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:49 am
EDIT: made the changes, restarted TB, Firefox was already selected so said OK. Links still don't launch. Can't fool around ATM with it, but will try logging out, etc. later.
At least this is different.
If I made my steps above I got presented within that Launch Application Popup;
with the "Web Browser" select as default not with "Firefox".
And the "Web Browser" is set with settings preferred applications by the alternative mechanism
to x-www-browser.
Can you do addtionally check the alternatives default setting for x-www-browser by
finding out the default x-www-browser is pointing to e.g. by running this:

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sl(){ l=$(command -v $1); ls -l $l;ls -l $(readlink -f $l);}; sl x-www-browser
In addtion please select an other browser manually, or manualy select within that popup e.g. /usr/bin/firefox.
Further do start thunderbrid with terminal as the OP report about permission issues showing up in the terminal.

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#12 Post by Jerry3904 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:04 am

It's going to have to wait, sorry. I am buried in work today and leave the country on Sunday.
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#13 Post by fehlix » Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:45 am

Happy journey!
If you and the OP are the only ones with this external link issue,
we might just wait until you are back ;=) :anispider2:
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#14 Post by newguy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:14 pm

fehlix wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:22 am
newguy wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:38 pm
... Thunderbird prints to the terminal: "/usr/bin/qupzilla permission denied". I
Mind you showing the output from this

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ls -l /usr/bin/qupzilla
and this

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ls -ln /usr/bin/qupzilla
And also

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id
Output from doing an ls -l on the QupZilla application gives:

-rwxrwxr-x 1 jesse jesse 48960 May 9 15:20 qupzilla

ls -ln gives

-rwxrwxr-x 1 1000 1000 48960 May 9 15:20 qupzilla

And my id gives

uid=1000(jesse) gid=1000(jesse) groups=1000(jesse),7(lp),20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),27(sudo),29(audio),30(dip),44(video),46(plugdev),100(users),108(netdev),114(vboxsf),116(lpadmin),119(scanner)

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#15 Post by Vincent17 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:11 pm

I had the same problem as o.p. after installing lightning in the last update. I run thunderbird via firejail. Eventually found that the file /etc/firejail/thunderbird.profile has the line

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 mkdir ${HOME}/.icedove
Remarking out that line (and deleting the .icedove folder) allows thunderbird to start on my system. Hope this is useful to someone.

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#16 Post by newguy » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:17 pm

The Firejail aspect makes sense. I have test run Thunderbird inside Firejail before. Perhaps that created the empty .icedove directory.

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#17 Post by tascoast » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:38 pm

Today I received the Firefox alert about not being the default browser and if it should always check this. Yes and no were my response.
I assumed this related to the FF update in Synaptic yesterday.
However, Thunderbird (which was recently via Synaptic updated too) will not launch FF to display links in emails (eg. typical news email I receive).
I had this issue yesterday too, I believe, but took little notice at the time. I can't be sure this occurred after Thunderbird was updated several days back, but it does seem likely.
That said, FF alerting me to system browser default settings was unexpected, not recalling such a thing following previous FF version upgrades.

Edit: I'm getting Thunderbird mail links if I open FF manually, although the default browser check dialogue appears before things will load. Several instances of the same tab then might load, if I tried clicking more than once on an email link. It's like the Thunderbird calls to FF are constipated but all come through once FF is manually started and the default check dialogue is dismissed. Curious about the browser default check and the failure for FF to respond to the initial call to open when a Thunderbird email url is clicked upon. Nor does right-click-Open Link in Browser work.
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#18 Post by fehlix » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:17 am

Would anybody who has this right-click-open-with browser misbehaviour
try to verify this with a new fresh profile in firefox and thunderbird by doing the following.
Create new profile for FF or TB
open firefox-profile manager or thunderbird-profilemanger
like this for firefox:
Close any running firefox instance and start the firefox profile manager:

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firefox -p
Creat a new profile and deselect "Use the selected profile without asking at startup"
Do the same for thunderbird by opening profile manager like:

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thunderbird -p
Or/and just use an alternative by renaming existing to backup name
.mozilla and/or .thundebird like this from the terminal commandline:

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mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.keep-orig
mv ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird.keep-orig
After testing just rename back to the orignal name.
Eg. like this

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mv ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla.testing ;  mv ~/.mozilla.keep-orig ~/.mozilla
mv ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird.testing  ; mv ~/.thunderbird.keep-orig ~/.thunderbird
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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#19 Post by BassMan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:41 pm

Same problem here: links won't open and rightclick "open link in browser" don't work. This is a fresh installation of MX-17 (Wednesday this week)
on my Acer Travelmate, Pentium B 970. I followed your proposal, renamed home/.thunderbird, then started TB. After connecting with my
email-host I had a total freeze of TB. Closed and restarted TB : just the same. Will try again after restarting OS.
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MX-17.1 on HP Elitebook, Core i5 3rd gen., 8GB RAM, 180 GB SSD

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Re: Thunderbird migration errors (and workarounds)

#20 Post by BassMan » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:02 pm

O.K., back again with good news. Behavior of TB is now normal ! I can directly open a link, rightclick "open link in browser" now working,
my default browser (Palemoon) is used automatically. Enigmail is now installed and configured. Will keep the new profile and continue.
Will do some more configurations and study the behavior of TB.
Greetings from Germany
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