Bug 507234 - (tb-session) thunderbird produces bad gnome session save file
thunderbird produces bad gnome session save file
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: thunderbird (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Martin Stransky
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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: 630654 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2009-06-21 17:21 EDT by Jonathan Kamens
Modified: 2018-04-11 15:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-04 15:35:45 EDT
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Description Jonathan Kamens 2009-06-21 17:21:57 EDT
I frequently see this from gnome-session in my syslog when I log in:

WARNING: Could not launch application '10cb2c80dc6b09fb7d124559147338417200000023760033.desktop': Unable to start application: Failed to execute child process "thunderbird-bin" (No such file or directory)

Here's what the relevant .desktop file looks like:

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Client 10cb2c80dc6b09fb7d124559147338417200000023760033 which was automatically saved
Exec=thunderbird-bin --sm-config-prefix /thunderbird-bin-vxskBm/ --sm-client-id 10cb2c80dc6b09fb7d124559147338417200000023760033 --screen 0

It appears that thunderbird is generating a bad gnome session save file and hence not restarting properly when I log back in.
Comment 1 Bug Zapper 2009-11-16 05:17:58 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.

More information and reason for this action is here:
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2010-03-23 18:05:47 EDT
A fix for this issue for firefox was made a while ago.  Supposedly fixed for TB too:


But I see the same problems on KDE:

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-11-04 07:02:28 EDT
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Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2010-11-04 13:43:02 EDT
I still see this with "restore saved session" mode in KDE.  See upstream bug just filed.  Looks to be seeing
Comment 5 Matěj Cepl 2010-11-04 15:35:45 EDT
Moving resolution of this bug upstream (https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=589237) because we believe that it is more appropriate to let it be resolved upstream.

We will continue to track the issue in the centralized upstream bug tracker, and will review any bug fixes that become available for consideration in future updates.

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Comment 6 Matěj Cepl 2010-11-04 15:37:10 EDT
*** Bug 630654 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 7 Orion Poplawski 2010-11-04 17:46:41 EDT
Point to the proper upstream bug with patch.

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