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UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby the ber on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:23 am

I finally was able to get update 7 running but then I noticed that my Thunderbird icon was gone. Then I noticed that the whole program was gone! The mail folders are still in the users' home directories but no program.
Following some instructions from another site I downloaded the tarball and extracted it to /opt. Still no icon and no entry in the applications menu. Can someone help?
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:38 am

Please post the output of:

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inxi -Sr
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apt-cache policy thunderbird
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apt-cache policy hunspell-en-us
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby the ber on Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:19 am

Thanks for the reply. Here are the results. (Sorry I don't know how to format them nicely)

bluebird2 theber # inxi -Sr
System: Host: bluebird2 Kernel: 3.10-2-686-pae i686 (32 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 1.8.8 Distro: Linux Mint LMDE
Repos: Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
deb http://linux-mint.froonix.org/ debian main upstream import

bluebird2 theber # apt-cache policy thunderbird
thunderbird:
Installed: (none)
Candidate: (none)
Version table:

bluebird2 theber # apt-cache policy hunspell-en-us
hunspell-en-us:
Installed: 20070829-6
Candidate: 20070829-6
Version table:
*** 20070829-6 0
100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:59 am

the ber wrote:Here are the results. (Sorry I don't know how to format them nicely)

Use the "code" tag when you write a post.

the ber wrote:
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Repos:     Active apt sources in file: /etc/apt/sources.list
           deb http://linux-mint.froonix.org/ debian main upstream import

I don't know if it's also due to "some instructions from another site", but this sources.list lacks some entries.
Run this:
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gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

and change the contents of the file to this:
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deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

Save it and then run this:
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mint-choose-debian-mirror

Select the fastest mirror there (warning: never choose mirrors.fe.up.pt - it's broken).
After that, run this:
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Come back when it's done, we're not finished yet. :)
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby the ber on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:16 pm

OK, I made it this far...
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:30 pm

Now remove Thunderbird you've tried to install manually and then run this:

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sudo apt-get install hunspell-en-us=20070829-5
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sudo apt-get install thunderbird
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby the ber on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:47 pm

It worked :D but, :? the Thunderbird version is Chinese or Japanese or something.
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby Monsta on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:53 pm

Well, I cannot know what language do you need, so you'll have to choose the language pack by yourself.
You can find them via Synaptic (search for thunderbird-l10n) or by using aptitude from the command line:
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aptitude search thunderbird-l10n

After that, just install the language pack that suits you.
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Re: UP7 kills Thunderbird

Postby the ber on Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:57 pm

Perfect :D . When I restarted Thunderbird it even found all the mails and settings by itself (which I did not expect).
Thanks for the time!
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