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thunderbird install/import progress bar frozen during 300,000 messages



14 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: william.allen.simpson, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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(Whiteboard: CLOSEME 2008-05-07)



14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0

During the import from netscape 7.2, the barberpole stopped.  When "Done"
appeared in the lower left status, the barberpole was still frozen.

See also [Bug 107987] for similar problem during import from netscape 4.x.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.launch thunderbird for first time
2.select import [netscape 6, 7, mozilla] radio button
3.wait (forever) for it to complete processing 300+ mail folders
4."done" appears in the lower lefthand corner after 15 minutes
5.force-quit after 30 minutes....

Actual Results:  
Inbox and several other top level folders display correctly, but clicking on
most other folders and subfolders causes a "watch cursor" -- the program is
unable to display them.  That is, even though "done", many folders don't
display, and a listing of files shows that many .msf index files are missing.

Comment 1

14 years ago
[mailed comments haven't appeared in 24 hours]

NB: this was the thunderbird release version 1.0 (not RC1).

Also, it should be noted that I have 5 levels of 1,031 subfolders
totalling 2.53 GB in netscape 7.2.  Circa 300,000 messages is just a guess. 
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Comment 3

13 years ago
Verified that problem persists in version 1.0.7 (20050923)

This time, although the progress bar appeared to be working (or at least
advancing for awhile), and "Done" appears, no local folders appear.  The watch
cursor shows whenever over any part of a folder.  Clicking on another folder
than Inbox results in a blank message pane.

It's not a matter of time, I waited 2 hours before force-quit.

After restarting, the watch cursor still appears when trying to display. 

I'm willing to bet that this is somehow related to the fact that I have 5 levels
of subfolders and thousands of mail folders.  Most .msf files just aren't
generated.  That's too many folders for me to check by hand whether all the
folders are copied correctly into their tree structure.

This is a longstanding problem that nobody has fixed for 4 years.
QA Contact: general
Does the issue still occur in the latest supported Thunderbird 2.0.0.x or trunk nightlies?
Whiteboard: CLOSEME 2008-05-07
No additional useful information since last comment -> resolving incomplete.

Please comment if the issue still occurs in the latest supported / trunk nightlies.
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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