[Bug 251749] [NEW] Dual-boot Ubuntu 8.04, Thunderbird ( and .parentlock NOT removed.

Mads Doré dore at doredevelopment.dk
Fri Jul 25 09:33:08 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: thunderbird

In the previous bug-reports there are some similar to this, but non of
them applied directly to my problem as fare as I can tell.

I have moved from a Windows XP installation to a dual-boot Windows XP
and Ubuntu 8.04 installation. In order to get Thunderbird to work on
both OS I have copied Profiles from the default windows possition to a
FAT32 partition, that both Windows and Ubuntu can access. With the
profile manager I have got Thunderbird to use the same profile for both
OS and it works like a charm.

But when I shut-down Thunderbird in Ubuntu the .parentlock file is never
deleted and therefore I can't start Thunderbird after a laptop restart
without deleting it manually as a workaround. I have checked the access
rights to the Profiles directory in Ubuntu and the current user as
"delete" access to files in the directory, so I think that should be
fine or is there something else that must be made with access rights for
it to work?

Check below for access information on the profile in use:

mdh at mdh-laptop-ubuntu:/media/WORK_COMMON/Privat_exversion/Thunderbird/Profiles$ ls -l
total 32
drwx------ 4 mdh root 32768 2008-07-25 11:18 p5r19wec.default

Likewise for the .parentlock file:

mdh at mdh-laptop-ubuntu:/media/WORK_COMMON/Privat_exversion/Thunderbird/Profiles/p5r19wec.default$ ls -l .parentlock
-rwx------ 1 mdh root 0 2008-07-25 10:10 .parentlock

My Profiles.ini looks like this:



By the way I know about setting up a work-around with a delete script at
start-up, but I would rather fix the actual error than the symptom.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jul 25 10:10:51 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
Package: mozilla-thunderbird
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic i686

** Affects: thunderbird (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: apport-bug

Dual-boot Ubuntu 8.04, Thunderbird ( and .parentlock NOT removed.
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