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The nuts and bolts => Installation & Updates => Topic started by: whatshisname on March 03, 2010, 03:32:03 pm

Title: Thunderbird: Upgraded to 3.03. Broken badly [solved]
Post by: whatshisname on March 03, 2010, 03:32:03 pm
Just upgraded to the latest Thunderbird through the repositories.

Now when I start Thunderbird, I get the barest portion of the title bar showing.  Once I expand it, I get a blank window.

I downgraded to 3.01.  Same behavior.

I uninstalled and re-installed 3.01.  Same behavior.

I started it from the command line.  I'm getting no feedback and, yes, same behavior.

I have no place to even start troubleshooting this one.

I did notice that when I went to upgrade Thunderbird that it wanted to uninstall VASM among other programs, a couple of which, along with VASM, seemed important.  I guess I made the mistake of thinking the package manager knew what it was doing.

VASM still works, BTW, though I had to re-find the icon for it after this little fiasco.  I frankly don't remember what the other programs were that it wanted to nuke.

I'm liking Vector and relatively new to it.  Is there some place I can go to review the actions of the package manager?  Perhaps by re-installing some of the programs it ditched, I might get back to where I was.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Thunderbird: Upgraded to 3.03. Broken badly
Post by: rbistolfi on March 03, 2010, 03:40:12 pm
Take a look at /var/log/pkgtools
Title: Re: Thunderbird: Upgraded to 3.03. Broken badly
Post by: whatshisname on March 03, 2010, 04:00:44 pm
Take a look at /var/log/pkgtools

Thanks for the quick reply.  At least I know where to go to check that.

Since I posted this, the problem seems to have worked it's way out.

I just tried again and Thunderbird is starting for me OK now.

Who knows?  Maybe I wasn't holding my mouth right. :-)