OK, I got that the first time -- I upgraded to 17.0.3 yesterday at 08:02 and nothing changed in ~/.thunderbird (the dates are all over the map).
What's the mask of .thunderbird
? it should be
drwxr-xr-x 4 YOURID users 4096 May 3 2011 .thunderbird/
and the directory should look like
ls -al .thunderbird
drwxr-xr-x 4 YOURID users 4096 May 3 2011 ./
drwxr-xr-x 103 YOURID users 20480 Feb 21 10:41 ../
drwx------ 2 YOURID users 4096 Oct 12 08:30 Crash\ Reports/
drwxr-xr-x 14 YOURID users 4096 Feb 21 11:36 kadbhve8.default/
-rw-r--r-- 1 YOURID users 94 Feb 5 2009 profiles.ini
and all that stuff sits in .thunderbird/kadbhve8.default/mimeTypes.rdf
(your gobbledygook directory will be a different name). Is there such a file in .thunderbird
I do upgrades as root (well, su -
) using upgradepkg mozilla-thunder*.t?z
, I do not edit anything manually in .thunderbird
, I do not edit anything in /usr/lib64/thunderbird-17.0.3
, and I never fiddle with editing using about:config
Which leads to a question: have you added local configuration files for Thunderbird anywhere?
The problem you describe has never occurred on my systems -- and, given that I have no add-ins or plug-ins or local configuration files, well... maybe there's a place to look?