Thunderbird won't start after dist-upgrade, hoary to breezy
minxmertzmomo at gmail.com
Wed Oct 5 13:52:40 UTC 2005
On 10/4/05, Steve <bassix at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/4/05, Matt Morgan <minxmertzmomo at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I just tried to do a dist-upgrade from hoary to breezy. Almost
> > everything looks OK.
> > But Thunderbird won't start. When I try, I get a little dialog that says
> > ---
> > Please Restart
> > Changes in the set of globally installed extensions detected.
> > You must restart Thunderbird one more time in order to finalize those changes!
> > ---
> > There's an OK button, and the X in the upper right. Whichever I
> > choose, the box disappears for a second or so, then comes right back.
> > Thunderbird never starts.
> > I restarted X and then rebooted, but neither helped. Every time I
> > start Thunderbird, it's the same. I have to imagine this is some kind
> > of permissions error in the application directory or at least the
> > extensions directory, but they're all set to 644 or 755 (if a
> > directory), just like I'd expect.
> > Googling doesn't help much. Other people have gotten this error, but
> > it has either gone away after restarting, or they speak languages I
> > don't understand.
> > Any ideas?
> > Thanks,
> > Matt
> I would suggest going into Synaptic and uninstalling thunderbird, then
> installing thunderbird (maybe look for "mozilla-thunderbird" package
> to install - see next paragraph).
That worked. Thanks!
> However, I am not sure if you will lose your personal data (e-mail
> settings and messages). I think it should be OK, as I've had to do
> this with firefox (uninstalled "firefox" then had to install
> "mozilla-firefox") and all my extensions, themes and firefox settings
No, you're right, the mozilla apps tend to be pretty good about this.
They're also good about user data sharing from version to version (as
you upgrade/downgrade) which is really nice.
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