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Post Posted October 6th, 2015, 7:48 am

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Some weird bugs in Thunderbird 38.3.0 appear to be a side effect of the version of Lightning bundled with it. If you run into this the workaround is to uninstall Lightning , disable auto-upgrade for add-ons in tools -> option -> advanced -> update, and manually install Lightning 4.0.2.1 from the Mozilla Add-ons web site.

I made this a sticky thread for 15 days.

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Post Posted October 7th, 2015, 2:20 am

Hi,

I can't agree to your observations, since Thunderbird updated to 38 i lost agenda functionality, today updated to 38.3.0 and tried to reinstall Lightning (4.0.2.1 is the actual version).
Thunderbird is cycling without finishing Lightning installation (extension is grayed and keep sending "restart now" message).
However the extension version 4.0.3 is not available.
https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Calendar/Calendar_Versions
How to get out of this without reinstalling everything?

Best regards,

Gilles

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Post Posted October 7th, 2015, 5:51 am

One of the comments in the bug report is:

"I think I've mentioned this in another bug, but actually the packaged Lightning 4.0.3 is correct. You can verify this by installing Thunderbird 38.3.0 into a separate directory and running it with a new profile.

The problem is not the bits in the package, these are correct, but likely something in the update code in the Mozilla platform. When upgrading from 38.2.0 to 38.3.0, the files in distribution/extensions/ are updated correctly, but the code that applies this to the profile-installed Lightning seems to make a mistake. We are still trying to nail this down.

In the meanwhile, we are considering releasing the AMO version of Lightning 4.0.3, renumbering it as something like 4.0.3.1. This will cause Thunderbird to check for extension updates and install this version using the normal (non-distribution) extension update code, correcting the broken chrome.manifest.

You can try the test builds (not renumbered yet) for addons.mozilla.org here, I'm certain they will also fix a broken Thunderbird: https://mozilla.kewis.ch/releases/ltn403/

Please also see bug 1211358, it contains more useful information
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Post Posted October 7th, 2015, 6:07 am

I raised a similar issue a few days ago and a solution was found. It sounds like the same issue described in a different way. Have a look at:

viewtopic.php?f=39&t=2965781

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Post Posted October 7th, 2015, 6:31 am

Yes, that is the same problem (and solution).

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Post Posted October 8th, 2015, 7:00 am

Lightning 4.0.3.1 has just been approved for Thunderbird version 38 and is live on AMO. Users who have automatic updates for addons enabled (the default), will automatically get this update which will correct the problem.

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Post Posted October 12th, 2015, 9:41 am

I had some weird behavior with the last update too.

I had to reinstall lightning 3 times, and then some functionalities of add-ons stopped working. Specially Reply Monitor (for me one of the most useful add-ons) is not working properly now

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Post Posted October 13th, 2015, 1:47 pm

My system is Ubuntu 14.04LTS.
I had to go out of town for a week on 9/23. At the time I left everything was working normally. I do not remember exactly what version of either Thunderbird or Lightning were installed. With everything working there was no reason to check.

When I returned I noticed the normal Ubuntu update notice and I let it run. I immediately noticed that I was no longer able to create, save, modify or delete an event in Lightning. I checked my versions and noticed they are Thunderbird 38.3.0 and Lightning 4.0.2.1. Since then I updated Lightning to 4.0.3 with no change.

Is this something I will need to revert to Thunderbird 38.2.0 to fix or might Lightning 4.0.3.1 fix it?

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Post Posted October 13th, 2015, 1:59 pm

I don't know, but upgrading Lightning seems worth trying.

Ubuntu provides a third party build of Thunderbird and its own build of Lightning (xul-ext-lightning). They might have slightly different version numbers than the generic Linux builds from Mozilla's web site/servers.

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Go_back_to_an ... hunderbird
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/xul-ext-lightning

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Post Posted October 13th, 2015, 2:53 pm

My copy of Thunderbird was installed through Ubuntu Software Center so I'm assuming it is the third party build you speak of. I checked out the xul-ext-lightning you referred to, it is the same version as the Lightning already installed. I'll pick up Lightning 4.0.3.1 as soon as it appears in the Ubuntu update list.

Frankly I'm a bit mystified that only Lightning events sould experience this problem, everything else seems to be fine. Could the fact that my Thunderbird profile resides on my NAS possibly have anything to do with it?

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Post Posted October 13th, 2015, 3:01 pm

Doubt it.

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Post Posted October 15th, 2015, 1:40 pm

I've confirmed that the problem was indeed my Thunderbird profile residing on the NAS. I copied the entire profile back to the .thunderbird directory and restored my backed-up profiles.ini. Suddenly everything that was not working started working properly again.

Now I have to figure out what changed on the NAS.

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Post Posted October 27th, 2015, 5:04 pm

My OS/Environment:
Mac OS 10.7.5
Lightning 4.0.3.1
Thunderbird 38.3.0

Neither the calendar toolbar buttons in top right of TB window, nor the corresponding entry in Events/Tasks menu, bring up my calendar (though they do open a new tab for it), and my View > Calendar remains greyed out.

Calendar also doesn't open upon launching TB. Everything was working fine until today. I Quit TB yesterday, started back up today, and Calendar no longer appears. I've tried restarting computer a couple times, restarting TB couple times in addition to that.

SOMEtimes (as I keep restarting computer and/or TB), I can get a Calendar TAB (but not any actual calendar display) to open in TB. When that happens, I see ONE of my several calendars presented in the left-hand sidebar. I then CTRL-click that Calendar, then click "Properties" in the pop-up menu, and nothing happens

Can anyone help?

Thanks,
Ted

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Post Posted October 29th, 2015, 10:37 am

I see no improvement in the situation Lightning is auto uninstalled and no manual installation is getting it back in use.

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Post Posted October 29th, 2015, 7:28 pm

brokengillou wrote:I see no improvement in the situation Lightning is auto uninstalled and no manual installation is getting it back in use.


I see a period (".") at the end of those words, so I'm thinking it might be a sentence. Is it a sentence? Do all those words in a row mean something? If so, what do they mean?

Thanks!

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