Bug 237393 - missing gmail, movemail and rss account
Summary: missing gmail, movemail and rss account
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Gecko Maintainer
QA Contact:
: 242562 355151 394881 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-04-21 20:19 UTC by Remi Collet
Modified: 2018-04-11 14:32 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-02-08 16:17:51 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Screenshot of Thunderbird "Create New Account" window (35.63 KB, image/png)
2007-10-11 16:28 UTC, Mo Morsi
no flags Details

Description Remi Collet 2007-04-21 20:19:50 UTC
Version : thunderbird-

When creating a new account only mail and newsgroup types are available.

Gmail : gmail.rdf is present in /isp/en-US, so Gmail account only available in
Moving this file to /isp/  make it available in other langages.

Movemail : copying movemail.rdf from sources (/dist/bin/isp) to /isp works

Rss : copying rss.rdf from  sources (/dist/bin/isp) to /isp works

This files are present in official mozilla.org build :
$ ls -R isp
fr  movemail.rdf  rss.rdf  SpamAssassin.sfd  SpamPal.sfd

This files are the same in all languages.


Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2007-08-15 20:50:11 UTC
happens for me, too..

$ LANG=C thunderbird
shows gmail.. though rss-feed account type is not visible at all

Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2007-08-15 22:56:56 UTC
*** Bug 242562 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Mo Morsi 2007-10-11 16:28:30 UTC
Created attachment 224541 [details]
Screenshot of Thunderbird "Create New Account" window

Comment 6 Mo Morsi 2007-10-11 16:29:03 UTC
The rss option is missing on my Thunderbird installation as well. Thunderbird is
the vanilla one installed from the repository with no bells and whistles

Steps to reproduce:
1. yum install thunderbird
2. thunderbird
3. "File" > "New" > "Account"
4. Notice the "RSS" option is missing

Thunderbird version

uname -a 
Linux localhost.localdomain #1 SMP Thu Sep 27 20:47:39 EDT 2007
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Please see the screenshot previously attached

Comment 7 Mo Morsi 2007-10-11 16:47:39 UTC
As the reporter mentioned, running the following command to copy the rss.rdf
file on my system rectified the problem:

sudo cp /usr/lib64/thunderbird- 

Comment 8 Mo Morsi 2007-10-29 17:26:17 UTC
*** Bug 355151 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 9 Matěj Cepl 2007-11-21 21:14:23 UTC
*** Bug 394881 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 10 morgan read 2008-01-16 07:09:10 UTC
Any ideas when movemail might come back?  Seems from the above a fairly trivial

Also, submitted at f7 - still present in 8 (or is that rawhide/f9 rather than

Comment 11 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-08 16:17:51 UTC
Since this bugzilla report was filed, we have seriously upgraded Gecko-related
packages in Rawhide, which may have resolved this issue. Users who have
experienced this problem are encouraged to upgrade their system to the latest
version of their distribution available.

Closing this bug as CANTFIX. Please, reopen, if this bug is still reproducable
on the latest update of your distribution.

[This is mass-closing of bugs which seem to be too old and irrelevant anymore;
we are sorry, if we are closing your bug in mistake; please, don't hesitate to
reopen, if it is still alive issue.]

Comment 12 lexual 2008-02-09 08:32:50 UTC
I don't seem to be able to reproduce with F8

Comment 13 morgan read 2008-02-11 09:02:16 UTC
I certainly can!  See comment #8 above - and as I said the fix is trivial.  And,
no, I can't reopen - only the submitter or administrator can do that...

[morgan@morgansmachine ~]$ rpm -q thunderbird
[morgan@morgansmachine ~]$ 

As a possible explanation of why movemail function may have been disabled -
there's a bug in T'bird that prevents it going off-line when the movemail
function is included:

Comment 14 morgan read 2008-02-11 09:04:25 UTC
Oops, in comment #13, for comment #8 read comment #10

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