LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 11-24-2007, 07:47 AM   #1
shobhit
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: kolkata
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 60

Rep: Reputation: 15
Thunderbird plugins not working after TB upgrade


I had TB 2.0.0.6 on Fedora 7 system with various plugins (google calendar, webmail etc...).
I updated TB to 2.0.0.9 via the yum update process and none of the plugins are installed any more.
I tried reinstalling them, and every time it says restart TB to complete installation, but after restart still no plugins are installed.

On an impulse I created a new profile in TB and tried installing the webmail plugin, and it is working perfectly in the new profile. I am pretty confident other plugins will work with the new profile as well.

So I guess the upgrade has somehow broken the old/Default profile.

Any ideas on how to fix it please?

Thanks.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 04:30 AM   #2
unSpawn
Moderator
 
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 27,285
Blog Entries: 54

Rep: Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854
Certainly not the most user-friendly solution and I don't know if this would work (so maybe make a backup), but you could start TB with your "old" profile, remove the "old" plugins, scrub the config files and make sure no references to those plugins remain, quit TB, restart it and and then install the new plugin versions?
 
Old 11-25-2007, 05:54 AM   #3
shobhit
Member
 
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: kolkata
Distribution: Fedora 7
Posts: 60

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I tried doing that. But I guess couldn't clean out all the directories and configs. :-(
This is a deeper problem than reworking a profile. We need to ensure that the existing configuration does not break with every upgrade, or atleast there is an easy way to fix it...
 
Old 11-26-2007, 11:04 AM   #4
unSpawn
Moderator
 
Registered: May 2001
Posts: 27,285
Blog Entries: 54

Rep: Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854Reputation: 2854
Quote:
Originally Posted by shobhit View Post
We need to ensure that the existing configuration does not break with every upgrade
Then file a bug report.
 
  


Reply

Tags
fedora, profile, tb, thunderbird


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How to upgrade my Thunderbird John Boyle Linux - Software 1 04-18-2006 02:45 AM
Thunderbird upgrade from 0.5 to 1.0 SlowMindThinkin Suse/Novell 9 01-30-2005 10:30 PM
Thunderbird 1.0 upgrade maelstrom209 Linux - Software 5 12-16-2004 01:20 AM
mozilla plugins not working! e1000 Linux - General 2 12-26-2003 11:35 AM
Upgrade card plugins, can they be used? EnVoy Linux - Newbie 0 03-06-2003 03:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:13 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration