[Nottingham] Thunderbird problem

N Black rn at black72.plus.com
Thu May 20 19:26:07 UTC 2021

Hi Folks,

After using Thunderbird for a couple of months recent attempts to open
it have failed.  Investigation shows:
$ thunderbird --verbose
INFO  -> [[ ... using verbose mode ... ]]
DEBUG -> Found folder '/home/xxxx/.icedove'.
DEBUG -> Found folder '/home/xxxx/.thunderbird'.
DEBUG -> There are already the folders or symlinks
'/home/xxxx/.thunderbird' and '/home/xxxx/.icedove' 
DEBUG -> which not pointing to each other, will do nothing as don't
know which folder to use. 
DEBUG -> Please investigate by yourself! Maybe you will find
additional information in

 /usr/bin/thunderbird: [profile migration] Couldn't
migrate Icedove into Thunderbird profile due existing or symlinked
folder '/home/xxxx/.thunderbird

An error happened while
trying to migrate the old Icedove profile folder
INFO  -> Please take a look into the syslog

There is also information in https://wiki.debian.org/Thunderbird
although I don't know what to do with it.  Can anyone suggest EXACTLY
how I can restore activity?

At present I'm using Claws as an alternative but prefer the look of
Thunderbird and in any case don't like to leave problems unresolved.

Any polite suggestions?



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