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Bug 676699 - thunderbird-lightning add-on not compatible with thunderbird
Summary: thunderbird-lightning add-on not compatible with thunderbird
Alias: None
Product: Fedora EPEL
Classification: Fedora
Component: sunbird
Version: el6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lubomir Rintel
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-02-10 20:24 UTC by Dave Botsch
Modified: 2012-04-12 11:34 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2012-04-12 11:34:37 UTC
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Description Dave Botsch 2011-02-10 20:24:52 UTC
Description of problem:

Under RHEL6/64-bit, thunderbird says that the thunderbird-lightning add-on from the rpm is not compatible with thunderbird 3.x

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

100% of the time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install thunderbird x86_64 rpm
2. install thunderbird-lightning x86_64 rpm
3. start thunderbird
4. go to add-ons dialog
5. dialog shows that lightning 1.0b2 is not compatible w. thunderbird 3.1.x
Actual results:

thunderbird-lightning does not work

Expected results:

thunderbird-lightning does work

Additional info:

I grabbed the 64-bit lightning.xpi from 


which works great.

Comment 1 David Ward 2011-02-21 00:30:28 UTC
This is a duplicate of bug 668513.

Comment 2 David Ward 2011-02-21 01:03:15 UTC

Fedora 14 contains a version of Lightning that is compatible with Thunderbird 3.1.7.  However, in Fedora 14 the "thunderbird-lightning" RPM was recently moved into the "thunderbird" package out of the "sunbird" package, where it is in EPEL 6 now.

RHEL already has a "thunderbird" package.  Is it a conflict to have a "thunderbird" package in EPEL as well, which only builds thunderbird-lightning?

If that is not a problem, then the "thunderbird" package from Fedora 14 should be copied into EPEL, except that building the "thunderbird" RPM itself should be disabled.

Comment 3 David Ward 2011-02-21 01:04:08 UTC
Sorry I meant the previous comment to go on bug 668513. Please mark this one as the duplicate.

Comment 4 Pierre Larsson 2011-05-11 14:57:50 UTC
Same issue occurs on i386.

Comment 5 David Ward 2011-05-12 13:59:57 UTC
@Lubomir: You have not responded to this bug report since it was opened three
months ago. Please respond if you are still maintaining the sunbird package.
Otherwise I will ask FESco to take over this package, following the process
described in:


@Pierre: please see updates I posted to bug 668513.

Comment 6 David Ward 2011-05-21 14:51:40 UTC
SECOND TRY -- @Lubomir: You have not responded to this bug report since it was
opened three months ago. Please respond if you are still maintaining the sunbird
package. Otherwise I will ask FESco to delete this package, following the
process described in: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Policy_for_nonresponsive_package_maintainers

Comment 7 Taunus 2011-08-30 11:29:18 UTC
Lubomir says here https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=668513:
"Uh, sorry for my non-responsiveness. I am not able to maintain Sunbird any more
and am orphaning the package."

Anyway, there is this package:

It can be recompiled for el6 and it works ok with rhel 6.1 and thunderbird 3.1.12.

So could somebody with access to epel just rebuild it for epel.el6 ?

Comment 8 Taunus 2011-08-30 11:30:57 UTC

there is an el6 version:

Comment 9 John Hodrien 2011-09-16 14:33:53 UTC
So given there's a version that works for EL6, what's holding up getting it into EPEL?

Comment 10 Thomas Nail 2011-12-12 19:35:20 UTC
The EL6 version seems to have been deleted from:


FWIW - the FC14 build seems to work on EL6 (from http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=259045), but it would be nice to have the package ported and available in an "official build" on EL6.

Comment 11 Ghislain Vaillant 2011-12-15 12:38:00 UTC
And as Dave Botsch originally mentioned, the non-working version of thunderbird-lightning in EPEL is useless and should not be available. It annoys and confuses more than it serves anything.

Indeed, the extension available here does work.


However, to my knowledge, there is no official documentation that points to this procedure. So the regular user might just give up the installation of the calendar extension. 

Since it appears that a working package has been built (from Fedora 14 ?), what's missing for getting it to replace the currently non-working one ?

Comment 12 Jan Horak 2012-04-12 11:34:37 UTC
The thunderbird-lightning is no longer part of sunbird package. There is separate thunderbird-lightning package, please reopen if problem reoccurs.

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