[Bug 274797] [NEW] Upgrade makes thunderbird unable to open compose message window

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Fri Sep 26 13:40:28 UTC 2008

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: thunderbird

Just did the automatic update (Ubuntu 8.04) and now clicking the
"Write", "Reply", "Reply All" and "Forward" buttons does nothing, nor
does selecting "Reply to Sender", "Reply to All", "Forward", or "Edit as
New" from the context menu.  Selecting "Address Book" from the tool menu
gives the following error:

XML Parsing Error: syntax error
Location: chrome://messenger/content/addressbook/addressbook.xul
Line Number 1, Column 3:  url += "SendChatInvite?listofscreennames=" + screennames;

selecting anything else from the tool menu returns similar errors, with
different XULs and XML extracts.  "About Us" under "Help" does the same
thing.  I cannot find any XUL files in the Thunderbird profile tree.

The problem is likely with the profile for this set up being kept in a
non-standard location -- the .mozilla-thunderbird/profile.ini is set to



This is in the local filesystem.  I've had Thunderbird configured this
way for the better part of a year, and have successfully sent email as
recently as last night.

I'm going to try to uninstall and reinstall, see if it fixes the

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Sep 26 10:24:18 2008
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 8.04
NonfreeKernelModules: fglrx
Package: mozilla-thunderbird None [modified: /var/lib/dpkg/info/mozilla-thunderbird.list]
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: thunderbird
Uname: Linux 2.6.24-19-generic x86_64

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

** Tags: apport-bug

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