Whither Thunderbird 3.1(.1)?

Jimmie James jimmiejaz at gmail.com
Tue Aug 10 11:51:35 UTC 2010

On 08/05/10 03:27, Beat Gaetzi wrote:
> On 05.08.2010 05:53, Jimmie James wrote:
>> On 03.08.2010 18:59, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
>>> On 8/3/10 3:05 AM, Beat Gaetzi wrote:
>>>> On 03.08.2010 02:59, Doug Barton wrote:
>>>>>> Just curious about the status of native Thunderbird 3.1.x. IMO the
>>>>>> linux
>>>>>> version is a significant improvement over 3.0.x, so I'd like to run
>>>>>> the
>>>>>> native version and get out of "clunky font land" sometime soon. :)  Do
>>>>>> y'all have a roadmap? If I missed it, my apologies ...
>>>>> Thunderbird 3.1 is ready since it has been released but the update
>>>>> depends on this repo-cpoy:
>>>>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=ports/148136
>>>> Ugh.  With all my travel and work lately, the repocopies moved to cvs so
>>>> I missed them in my weekly sweep.  Sorry.  I just took care of this.
>>> Great! Thank you. I will commit Lightning 1.0b1 and Thunderbird 3.1.1
>>> within the next hours.
>>> Beat
>> Is it possible to get deskutils/lightning working with
>> thunderbird-3.1.1? I don't really wish to downgrade to 3.0.6.
>> I tried changing the Makefile to read
>> ${LOCALBASE}/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin:${PORTSDIR}/mail/thunderbird
>> but it failed to build.
> The version in ports only work with Thunderbird 3.0 and SeaMonkey 2.0.
> Lightning 1.0b2 which is currently not in the portstree works with
> Thunderbird 3.1 but not with Thunderbird 3.0 and SeaMonkey.
> You will find this version of Lightning in our development repository:
> # svn co
> https://trillian.chruetertee.ch/svn/freebsd-gecko/branches/experimental/deskutils/lightning
> As this is not the first request about Lightning for Thunderbird 3.1 I
> will ask for a repo copy deskutils/lightning ->
> deskutils/lightning-thunderbird and commit this version to the new port.
> Beat

Hi Beat, thanks again for all your hard work on this.

After updating my ports tree (as of Mon Aug 9 22:45:40 EDT 2010, # 
$FreeBSD: ports/deskutils/lightning-thunderbird/Makefile,v 1.35 
2010/08/08 10:34:32 beat Exp $

Running pkg_delete thunderbird-3.1.1 and a portinstall 
deskutils/lightning-thunderbird, I have no calender.
cat pkg_message shows:
In order to activate the Lightning extension, every user should install the
XPI file into his own profile via the menu:
Tools -> Add-ons -> Install (for Thunderbird)
Yet find . -type f -name \*.xpi doesn't show it, [1] and pkg_info |grep 
-i thunder, pkg_info |grep -i lightn only show thunderbird-3.1.2.

What am I doing wrong or missing here? I'm pretty sure it's a classic 
case of PEBKAC.


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