Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 217187
impossible to install mozilla.org dictionaries in Thunderbird
Last modified: 2018-04-11 05:36:16 EDT
Description of problem:
Dictionaries from mozilla.org cannot be used in thunderbird
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to mozilla.org and pick a .xpi dictionary
2. Try to install it
Thunderbird claims to install the dictionary, lists it for a little moment in
the extension list during installation, then removes it from the list. It does
not appear in dictionary choices.
The installed dictionary should appear in dictionary choices.
Permissons on /usr/lib/thunderbird-188.8.131.52/components/myspell will not allow
non-root users to add to dictionaries.
Fixed by :-
# chmod 777 /usr/lib/thunderbird-184.108.40.206/components/myspell/
Can fully reproduce on Firefox on RHEL5b2. Maybe chmod 777 is too drastic. What
about chgrp mail + chmod 775?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 202403 ***