[Nottingham] Thunderbird problem

Vadim Mankevich vadim at mankevich.co.uk
Sat May 22 12:32:43 UTC 2021


            Nigel,Looks like you somehow managed to have both icedove and thunderbird profiles installed. Could be from distrohopping. Which distro are you on?Assuming that icedove is the old profile you want to use you can just rename .thunderbird folder to something else in your file manager, for instance just remove the dot from its name. Thunderbird will then migrate from icedove profile, but you will keep the old thunderbird profile, just in case that is the genuine one.If the migrated profile will turn out to be not what you want, then you could delete .thunderbird, rename .icedove to something else and rename the renamed .thunderbird folder back to it’s original name.Does this make sense to you?—VM“When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals!” - Edward Snowden---- On Thu, 20 May 2021 20:25:06 +0100  N Black via Nottingham<nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote ----Hi Folks,After using Thunderbird for a couple of months recent attempts to openit have failed.  Investigation shows:            ....$ thunderbird --verboseINFO  -> [[ ... 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'tknow which folder to use. DEBUG -> Please investigate by yourself! Maybe you will findadditional information in'/usr/share/doc/thunderbird/README.Debian.gz'. /usr/bin/thunderbird: [profile migration] Couldn'tmigrate Icedove into Thunderbird profile due existing or symlinkedfolder '/home/xxxx/.thunderbirdAn error happened whiletrying to migrate the old Icedove profile folder'/home/xxxx/.icedove'. INFO  -> Please take a look into the syslogfile!                ....There is also information in https://wiki.debian.org/Thunderbirdalthough I don't know what to do with it.  Can anyone suggest EXACTLYhow I can restore activity?At present I'm using Claws as an alternative but prefer the look ofThunderbird and in any case don't like to leave problems unresolved.Any polite suggestions?CheersNigel-- Nottingham mailing listNottingham at mailman.lug.org.ukhttps://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/nottingham


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