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Dictionary could not be downloaded

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1081190

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RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1081190
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: Andrew 'Fish' Palmer, Unassigned)

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Description

3 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:31.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/31.0 (Beta/Release)
Build ID: 20140722064054

Steps to reproduce:

newly installed version of thunderbird, with no dictionaries added. Running on Arch Linux in a Gnome desktop environment. This appears to be the latest version in the standard repositories.

1) compose a new message
2) open spell checking dialog
3) select 'Download More Dictionaries...'
4) select either link under 'British English'
5) Click download


Actual results:

Nothing, button presses (as per HTML by the looks of things), but it does not seem that any download is started, or any dictionary installs


Expected results:

The dictionary downloads and installs

Comment 1

3 years ago
(In reply to fishus.one from comment #0)
> 2) open spell checking dialog

How? "Options > Check Spelling..."? Exact steps welcome.

> 3) select 'Download More Dictionaries...'

Finally found that at the bottom of the "Language" dropdown...

> 4) select either link under 'British English'

I took the second one and ended up on https://addons.mozilla.org/thunderbird/downloads/latest/461570/addon-461570-latest.xpi?src=dp-btn-primary

> 5) Click download

There is no such thing, but a "Add to Thunderbird" button instead. Later on, a "Software installation" window opens.

Thunderbird 31 on Fedora 20.

Did you report a bug against your distribution?
Flags: needinfo?(fishus.one)
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Comment 2

3 years ago
Created attachment 8468726 [details]
Screen shot showing download button
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Comment 3

3 years ago
Spell chacking dialog opened as follows:

1) In open editor, click on text editing window to enable 'Spelling' button
2) click main body of 'Spelling' button

On the dictionaries web page, the download button's target URL matches URL given above. For completeness I asked thunderbird to open the page in firefox and got https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/

I have attached a screenshot that shows the download button. In doing this I've noticed that none of the reviews, developer information or version information have loaded, and the loading bar bottom right is at about 50%.

I haven't raised this anywhere else as yet, is this something you reccomnend?
Flags: needinfo?(fishus.one)

Comment 4

3 years ago
Loads for me here; cannot reproduce the problem.
Anything in Tools | Error Console?
Flags: needinfo?(fishus.one)

Comment 6

3 years ago
I see this too. Nothing in the Error Console.
OS: Linux → All
Hardware: x86_64 → All
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Comment 7

3 years ago
My error console got completely bombed with lots of messages.

I seem to get one of these:

Timestamp: 08/08/14 20:37:26
Error: www.paypalobjects.com : server does not support RFC 5746, see CVE-2009-3555

followed by:
Timestamp: 08/08/14 20:44:47
Warning: Use of getPreventDefault() is deprecated.  Use defaultPrevented instead.
Source File: https://mozorg.cdn.mozilla.net/media/js/libs/jquery-1.7.1.min.js
Line: 3

And then a load of warnings about not reading HTML declerations.
Flags: needinfo?(fishus.one)

Comment 8

3 years ago
Worked as expected on my trunk build. I had no additional dictionary packages installed. When clicking on "Download More Dictionaries...", it opened a new tab with allowed me to select which one to download from the Add-ons marketplace.

Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10.9; rv:34.0) Gecko/20100101 Thunderbird/34.0a1 ID:20140823210845 CSet: fba1ffb400e4

Comment 9

3 years ago
Hi All,
I've took the same steps and experienced the same as Andrew, using TB 31.1.0, Hungarian version under Windows.

It took me to a download page, and pressing the "Download now" (in my language "Letöltés most") button, the download did not begin.

Under the Installing/downloading section of the web page (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/) there was a "star-like rotating progress bar" circling in endless loop..., but there was no download window.

Workaround steps:
1) Googled the add-on (extension?) using Firefox. At the time of writing this post the URL is the following. (https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/british-english-dictionary-2/)
2) Downloaded the .xpi file using right click on the "+Add to Firefox" button
3) Switched back to TBird and opened Add-ons(Extensions?)
4) Clicked on the gear icon and chose "Install add-on from file..."
5) Browsed for the saved .xpi file of the dictionary and installed.

Remarks: It created a new category (Dictionaries) in the left-pane of the Extensions tab. Worked without restarting TB.

Hope it helps until this bug is eliminated. :D
L

Updated

3 years ago
Component: Untriaged → Preferences

Updated

3 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1064906
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true

Comment 11

3 years ago
New user, so forgive errors please! TB 31.1.2, UK download. Win 7: 
Cannot download the English British Dictionary from within TB. Download whirly goes on and on! Tried the work around suggested above (downloaded .xpi file to hard disk)but I have no "Add Ons" drop down under "Tools" on TB. 

One suggestion was to try the US version. My spelling is OK(!) but I need the red lines to indicate typos! Would this work? I note my version is called "release update channel". What does this mean please? As a novice would I be better with an earlier version? How to get? Thanks

Comment 12

3 years ago
(In reply to Michael from comment #11)
> New user, so forgive errors please! TB 31.1.2, UK download. Win 7: 
> Cannot download the English British Dictionary from within TB. Download
> whirly goes on and on! Tried the work around suggested above (downloaded
> .xpi file to hard disk)but I have no "Add Ons" drop down under "Tools" on
> TB. 
> 

If you don't see Add-ons menu, it could be that someone disabled it so that nobody could install add-ons on that system.

You could find more information here http://kb.mozillazine.org/Restricting_user_actions_-_Thunderbird

Comment 13

3 years ago
(In reply to Michael from comment #11)
> Tried the work around suggested above (downloaded
> .xpi file to hard disk)but I have no "Add Ons" drop down under "Tools" on
> TB. 

Hi Michael, I'm using a different language version, so I'm only guessing the menu item names.
Press ALT on your keyboard, the menu line should appear.
1) Open the "Tools" menu, then choose Extensions or Addons, whichever appears in the menu (should be the 3rd menu item). After this you will land on the Addons(Extensions) tab.
2) Choose the 2nd option in the left pane, the name should be also Addons or Extensions.
3) Click on the gear icon left to the search box.
4) Click on the gear icon and chose "Install add-on from file..."
5) Browse for the saved .xpi file of the dictionary and install.
Hope it helps :)

> I note my version is
> called "release update channel". What does this mean please? 
It means that the during the update process TB will download and install the latest stable version for you. Most users need this. Developers and testers need the nightly builds only.

> As a novice
> would I be better with an earlier version? How to get? Thanks
My best advice is to use the latest version. It will be safer and better. I find no sense in downgrading your TB.
If you still want to hurt yourself with old versions, search here: http://www.oldversion.com/

L

Comment 14

3 years ago
(In reply to Bedő Levente from comment #13)
> (In reply to Michael from comment #11)
> > Tried the work around suggested above (downloaded
> > .xpi file to hard disk)but I have no "Add Ons" drop down under "Tools" on
> > TB. 
> 
> Hi Michael, I'm using a different language version, so I'm only guessing the
> menu item names.
> Press ALT on your keyboard, the menu line should appear.
> 1) Open the "Tools" menu, then choose Extensions or Addons, whichever
> appears in the menu (should be the 3rd menu item). After this you will land
> on the Addons(Extensions) tab.
> 2) Choose the 2nd option in the left pane, the name should be also Addons or
> Extensions.
> 3) Click on the gear icon left to the search box.
> 4) Click on the gear icon and chose "Install add-on from file..."
> 5) Browse for the saved .xpi file of the dictionary and install.
> Hope it helps :)
> 
> > I note my version is
> > called "release update channel". What does this mean please? 
> It means that the during the update process TB will download and install the
> latest stable version for you. Most users need this. Developers and testers
> need the nightly builds only.
> 
> > As a novice
> > would I be better with an earlier version? How to get? Thanks
> My best advice is to use the latest version. It will be safer and better. I
> find no sense in downgrading your TB.
> If you still want to hurt yourself with old versions, search here:
> http://www.oldversion.com/
> 
> L

Javi-thanks but I am the only user>

Bedo-great thanks-it worked! It was the press Alt that produced the menu that I needed! Novice (again!) Thanks

Comment 15

3 years ago
So the url thunderbird opens is https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addon/british-english-dictionary-/

I get these errors (but none when doing it in firefox):

Timestamp: 10.10.2014 21.21.21
Error: NS_ERROR_FACTORY_NOT_REGISTERED: 
Source File: https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/static/js/impala-min.js?build=4fd6b59-54358145
Line: 1

Timestamp: 10.10.2014 21.21.21
Error: TypeError: $(...).installButton is not a function
Source File: https://addons.cdn.mozilla.net/static/js/impala-min.js?build=4fd6b59-54358145
Line: 1

Timestamp: 10.10.2014 21.21.21
Error: TypeError: z.button is undefined
Source File: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/addons/buttons.js?b=4fd6b59-54358145
Line: 14

Updated

3 years ago
Depends on: 1081190

Comment 16

3 years ago
Hi Magnus,
thanks for taking the effort to find the bug!
L

Updated

3 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1083189

Updated

3 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1105963

Updated

3 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1102129

Comment 20

3 years ago
Strangely, I can no longer reproduce this. Maybe there was some changes on the web page that made it work?
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Comment 21

3 years ago
(In reply to Magnus Melin from comment #20)
> Strangely, I can no longer reproduce this. Maybe there was some changes on
> the web page that made it work?

I'm finding that it works too; extension file will now download. It doesn't install automatically, but i guess that's a file association think I haven't set up in Arch (the OS). Finding the dictionary via the extensions finder in thunderbird will install automatically.

Comment 22

3 years ago
Yes now it downloads, instead of installs. That might be the change (the webpage made)...

Comment 23

3 years ago
I can confirm. It installed without issues under TB 31.3.
Cheers :D

Updated

3 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1111060

Comment 25

3 years ago
Bug 1081190 is now fixed, and this turned out to be what's causing this, so duping.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 1081190

Updated

3 years ago
No longer depends on: 1081190

Updated

3 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1111060
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