Downgrade Thunderbird 6 to Thunderbird 5 from PPA

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Thu Aug 18 14:38:38 UTC 2011

On 18/08/11 23:13, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> Until yesterday I was using Thunderbird 5 from this PPA:
> Now Thunderbird was upgraded to version 6 and broke an essential
> extension.

Which "essential extension" has been broken?

(Ouch! I am not certain if Al will allow me to post this response :-( . 
But, irrespective (I'll go to confession this coming weekend, I promise 
:-( ) read the your peril if Al is watching :-) .

See my thread, "Add-on not being compatible with latest release of 
Firefox" posted earlier today (my time).

The information there applies equally to Thunderbird.

And by this I mean that none of my extensions are now "broken". All 
working as before (when TB 3.x and later were installed).

>   I found a Thunderbird 5 deb from here:
> However removing the installed Thunderbird is giving me all kinds of
> dependency issues, such as Enigmail. How does one "roll back" to a
> previous version via aptitude? I tried using Synaptic's Fore Version
> feature, but it is disabled on Thunderbird. Maybe that is due to the
> PPA?

"Maybe that is due to the PPA?"

I suspect that this may be the case.

But, then, what do I know?


"Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive."
     Sir Walter Scott

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