I have installed an up to date version of Thunderbird on OpenSuse 11.2, basically AOK.
But - it refuses to obey the choices I put in regarding the Get Mail setup. Despite several times going through the commands to
(a) get mail automatically and
(b) do so at the intervals I specify,
it steadfastly refuses to comply, meaning that I have to manually get mail every time.
I did see something about a missing file somewhere, but cannot remember how I found that displayed, and anyway do not know what I should do. All this is a pity as otherwise I’m quite impressed by Thunderbird. :\
If you saw something about a missing file somewhere during the install of Thunderbird, you might want to uninstall it, try installing it again and pay more attention. You may need that file for it to work properly.
I have several accounts setup and it works flawlessly when I use it. My preference is Seamonkey.
On 2010-10-13 16:06, toastrack wrote:
> Thanks for that info. One question - I’m stillunsure of the crrect way t
> un-install the existing version - or do I even need to ??
The method depends on what you used. Was it an rpm? Uninstall it. CLI: “rpm --erase something”. A
tgz? Ooops! Now you know why we don’t use them unless no alternative. Try to find out if the wrote
an uninstall script. No? Then inspect the tgz, find out all the files it installed, remove them by
hand, one by one.
And yes, you need to uninstall it. Otherwise, you will never be sure if things are working wrongly
why they do.
> BTW, I used the Mozilla site simply because that was where I found
> Thunderbird when I searched !! Should have stopped and thought more!
Almost everything can be found inside the distro.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)