Automatic reinstal Llightning by update

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Post Posted November 19th, 2016, 12:02 pm

Today I updated Thunderbird succesfully to version 45.5.0. But in the previous version I had Lightning removed and it is now unexpected reinstalled within the update?


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Post Posted November 19th, 2016, 1:38 pm

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Post Posted November 20th, 2016, 7:18 am

Starting with Thunderbird 38, the calendaring extension Lightning has been packaged with Thunderbird.

REF: Integration into Thunderbird | Thunderbird Help

If you remove it, it will be reinstalled on an update. Just disable it if you don't want to use it.
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Post Posted November 20th, 2016, 11:07 pm (Thunderbird update re-enables disabled Lightning) is a confirmed bug. Start with comment 13 where other users report the error occurred with automated updates, since the original author ran into this problem when "over-installing" a new version.

One of the Thunderbird developers requested that anybody running into this problem try to reproduce it again (perhaps the next minor update) after setting extensions.logging.enabled set to true, and attach the log file to the bug report.

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