Hi guys, I'm using Debian (sid) with E, Gnome and X. I'm using the Mozilla packages that came out of Debian, and I'm having a bit of trouble using the MailNews client. The versions I've got installed are: ii mozilla 0.9.4-2 Mozilla Web Browser - dummy package ii mozilla-browse 0.9.4-2 Mozilla Web Browser - core and browser ii mozilla-mailne 0.9.4-2 Mozilla Web Browser - mail and news support ii xfree86-common 4.1.0-6 X Window System (XFree86) infrastructure ii xserver-xfree8 4.1.0-6 the XFree86 X server ii gnome-admin 1.0.3-6 Gnome Admin Utilities (gulp) ii gnome-applets 126.96.36.199-1 Various applets for GNOME panel ii gnome-audio 1.4.0-3 Audio files for Gnome ii gnome-bin 188.8.131.52-1 Miscellaneous binaries used by Gnome ii gnome-control- 184.108.40.206-13 The Gnome Control Center ii gnome-core 220.127.116.11-8 Common files for Gnome core apps ii gnome-help 18.104.22.168-8 GNOME help browser ii gnome-libs-dat 22.214.171.124-1 Data for Gnome libraries ii gnome-media 1.2.3-3.1 Gnome Media Utilities (gmix, gtcd) ii gnome-panel 126.96.36.199-8 Launch and/or dock Gnome applications ii gnome-panel-da 188.8.131.52-8 Data files for GNOME panel ii gnome-pim 1.4.0-9 Calendar and address book for GNOME. ii gnome-session 184.108.40.206-8 The Gnome Session Manager ii gnome-terminal 220.127.116.11-8 The Gnome terminal emulator application ii gnome-users-gu 1.4.1-2 GNOME User's Guide ii gnome-utils 18.104.22.168-4 Gnome Utilities (gtt, gsearchtool, and more) (along with a bunch of other stuff, let me know if you need more info). If I load Mozilla without a ~/.mozilla directory, it asks me to create an account (given the option of a mail account or a news account). Following all of that (for either account type), I get the MailNews window and the opening HTML page. Initially, the sidebar isn't displayed, however the "Get Msg" icon on the toolbar is visible (and not grayed out). When you click it, though, nothing seems to happen. If I try and display the sidebar it appears, though there's nothing in the top pane (labelled "Name"). Right-clicking on the empty pane brings up the menu, and selecting "Get Messages for Account" similarly does nothing. Also, if I start mozilla without a ~/.mozilla directory but with a ~/.netscape directory, it prompts me to convert my profiles across. Converting them from a working Netscape profile set appears to work, however, the same problem as above is exhibited - there's nothing in the sidebar, and there's no feasible way to download the mail. The one odd thing I did discover was this - if you create a news account, and then right-click on the sidebar and choose "subscribe", you are presented with a list of newsgroups (after they download, of course). However, once you choose a newsgroup to subscribe to (and tick the box), nothing will happen. None of the discussion threads are displayed. I've tried going back into the Subscription window and unsubscribing from the group, closing the window and then re-subscribing, but that doesn't seem to have any effect either. I hope this info is of some help! Please, if you need more info then I'm more than happy to help you guys out - firstname.lastname@example.org is my work e-mail address. If you want me to try Mozilla from a binary ball from mozilla.org (as I'm currently using the Debian packages), I'll give that a shot. Thanks guys! Chris Waltham email@example.com
Marking these all WORKSFORME sorry about lack of response but were very overloaded here. Only reopen the bug if you can reproduce with the following steps: 1) Download the latest nightly (or 0.9.6 which should be out RSN) 2) Create a new profile 3) test the bug again If it still occurs go ahead and reopen the bug. Again sorry about no response were quite overloaded here and understaffed.
really WFM, per ksosez
Verified WFM on Linux 0102-09-trunk build