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):
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
thunderbird-lightning does not work
thunderbird-lightning does work
I grabbed the 64-bit lightning.xpi from
which works great.
This is a duplicate of bug 668513.
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.
Sorry I meant the previous comment to go on bug 668513. Please mark this one as the duplicate.
Same issue occurs on i386.
@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
@Pierre: please see updates I posted to bug 668513.
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
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 ?
there is an el6 version:
So given there's a version that works for EL6, what's holding up getting it into EPEL?
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.
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 ?
The thunderbird-lightning is no longer part of sunbird package. There is separate thunderbird-lightning package, please reopen if problem reoccurs.