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#1 2021-09-01 21:40:22

jonathon
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[solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

Edit, solved: 91.1.0-2

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https://www.thunderbird.net/en-US/thunderbird/91.0.3/releasenotes/ wrote:

Thunderbird 91 is only offered as direct download from thunderbird.net and not as an upgrade from Thunderbird version 78 or earlier. A future release will provide updates from earlier versions.

As a warning for anyone thinking of trying it, Thunderbird 91 has issues (so at the very least back up your profile).

The most obvious one hitting various distros is that TB will disable all addons and not allow installation ("Thunderbird blocked installation of an unverified addon"). This in turn looks to be due to a change from addons.mozilla.org to addons.thunderbird.net as the default provider, and distro-built Thunderbird packages don't have whatever magic sauce is required (the official binary works fine).

The official binaries might be built with the same mozconfig as is used here, https://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/fil … /common#l4 (but note this is beta 91, I can't find any release tags for TB 91 at all...) and that includes:

# Disable enforcing that add-ons are signed by the trusted root.
MOZ_REQUIRE_SIGNING=

but that seems to be very much a workaround.

There's a parallel bug report here: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/issues/134433

Last edited by jonathon (2021-09-09 00:09:04)

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#2 2021-09-08 21:24:49

jonathon
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Re: [solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

91.1.0 just hit extra, bypassing testing. It has the above issue.

https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/72077

MartinX3 found the upstream report, https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1727113

The upstream "solution" seems to be never expect signed addons for Thunderbird.

Last edited by jonathon (2021-09-08 21:48:00)

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#3 2021-09-08 21:52:38

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Re: [solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

Thanks for the heads-up, jonathon.

Added thunderbird to my `IgnorePkg` array...


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#4 2021-09-08 23:07:43

amb
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Re: [solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

"91.1.0 just hit extra, bypassing testing. It has the above issue."

Too late.
I've upgraded to Thunderbird 91.1.0 and besides the addon broken it consumes too much CPU.
Downgraded to 78.13.0 but now I receive a message stating my profile was modified by 91.1.0 and is incompatible with the old version, giving me as the only option to create a new profile and loose all my configurations ... sad

Someone knows how to fix the profile back to be compatible with 78.13.0 ?


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#5 2021-09-08 23:12:29

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Re: [solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

amb wrote:

"91.1.0 just hit extra, bypassing testing. It has the above issue."

Too late.
I've upgraded to Thunderbird 91.1.0 and besides the addon broken it consumes too much CPU.
Downgraded to 78.13.0 but now I receive a message stating my profile was modified by 91.1.0 and is incompatible with the old version, giving me as the only option to create a new profile and loose all my configurations ... sad

Someone knows how to fix the profile back to be compatible with 78.13.0 ?

Just restore it from your last backup.


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#6 2021-09-08 23:16:25

jonathon
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Re: [solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

amb wrote:

Someone knows how to fix the profile back to be compatible with 78.13.0 ?

1) Restore a backup
2) Try `thunderbird --allow-downgrade`
3) 91.1.0-2 was just pushed with a fix for the addons issue so that might work better

Last edited by jonathon (2021-09-08 23:17:21)

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#7 2021-09-09 02:18:57

amb
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Re: [solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

Thank you for your responses.

I restored a backup  (not so new, from about 1,5 months ago, but it worked) and used with 78.13.0.
I'll wait for a release intended for upgrade older versions.

Just thinking how many other people were caught by surprise just by updating Arch Linux.


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#8 2021-09-09 15:44:10

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Re: [solved] Thunderbird 91 not ready as an upgrade (addons broken)

Got hit by this update too.

jonathon wrote:

2) Try `thunderbird --allow-downgrade`


My profile was restored using command mentioned above.
91 clearly not ready for any serious use.
Shame there is no way to blacklist specific version of pkg with some regex.

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