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    Default Pasting of Thunderbird Profile

    I copied my .thuderbird profile files in Ubuntu 18.04.1 and pasted it
    into the one in openSUSE Leap 15.

    Every time that I launch Thunderbird, windows open up asking for the
    user name and password of my Usenet and email server accounts. (Only
    for those accounts that require me to login.)

    Clicking on the box that offers to save such information does nothing.
    The next time that I launch Tunderbird the whole process starts again...

    Is Thunderbird in openSUSE Leap 15 perhaps a modified version as
    compared with the one in Ubuntu? I recall being able to copy/paste the
    ..thunderbird profile files with other openSUSE versions without such
    hassle...

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    tb

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    Default Re: Pasting of Thunderbird Profile

    Quote Originally Posted by tb75252 View Post
    I copied my .thuderbird profile files in Ubuntu 18.04.1 and pasted it
    into the one in openSUSE Leap 15.

    Every time that I launch Thunderbird, windows open up asking for the
    user name and password of my Usenet and email server accounts. (Only
    for those accounts that require me to login.)

    Clicking on the box that offers to save such information does nothing.
    The next time that I launch Tunderbird the whole process starts again...

    Is Thunderbird in openSUSE Leap 15 perhaps a modified version as
    compared with the one in Ubuntu? I recall being able to copy/paste the
    ..thunderbird profile files with other openSUSE versions without such
    hassle...

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    tb
    Have a look at the permissions of the profile, and chown them to your user. The culprit might very well be Ubuntu using different numeric user IDs.
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    Default Re: Pasting of Thunderbird Profile

    On 9/10/2018 at 12:06:03 PM Knurpht wrote:

    >
    > tb75252;2879913 Wrote:
    > > I copied my .thuderbird profile files in Ubuntu 18.04.1 and pasted
    > > it into the one in openSUSE Leap 15.
    > >
    > > Every time that I launch Thunderbird, windows open up asking for the
    > > user name and password of my Usenet and email server accounts.
    > > (Only for those accounts that require me to login.)
    > >
    > > Clicking on the box that offers to save such information does
    > > nothing. The next time that I launch Tunderbird the whole process
    > > starts again...
    > >
    > > Is Thunderbird in openSUSE Leap 15 perhaps a modified version as
    > > compared with the one in Ubuntu? I recall being able to copy/paste
    > > the ..thunderbird profile files with other openSUSE versions
    > > without such hassle...
    > >
    > > --
    > > tb

    > Have a look at the permissions of the profile, and chown them to your
    > user. The culprit might very well be Ubuntu using different numeric
    > user IDs.


    I'm not much of an expert with Linux...

    Let's assume that the profile folder for Thunderbird (in the
    ..thunderbird directory of /home) is called "xyz.default" and the user
    name is "tb".

    Would the command
    # chown tb xyz.default
    be what needs to be done?

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    Default Re: Pasting of Thunderbird Profile

    Maybe yes maybe no depends on the current owner of the file ls - l in the directory should show owners name ls -n shows buy ID

    It is probably an ownership problem but you should confirm before making changes

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    Default Re: Pasting of Thunderbird Profile

    Open a terminal window and type
    Code:
    whoami
    It will return your username, I'll call it YOURUSER, replace that by the name found
    Now do
    Code:
    chown YOURUSER /home/YOURUSER/ -R
    and try thunderbird again.
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    Default Re: Pasting of Thunderbird Profile

    On 9/11/18 4:36 PM, Knurpht wrote:
    >
    > Open a terminal window and type
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > whoami
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > It will return your username, I'll call it YOURUSER, replace that by the
    > name found
    > Now do
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    >
    > chown YOURUSER /home/YOURUSER/ -R
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    > and try thunderbird again.
    >


    It worked! Thanks for the help.
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