Can't use Thunderbird Profiles on a Windows Network with Mac OS Client (.parentlock can't be created)



14 years ago
14 years ago


(Reporter: frank, Assigned: mscott)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; de-DE; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; PPC Mac OS X Mach-O; de-DE; rv:1.7.6) Gecko/20050321 Firefox/1.0.2

Have installed Thunderbird on a Mac mini. Created a new profile using a server
directory on a Windows 2003 Server (SP1 installed) which already contained a
profile used by some Windows clients. After opening the profile Thunderbird
tells me that the profile is in use. Of course it is not, and of course I have
rights to read, write and create files. 
As I understand, Thunderbird/Mac tries to create a file named .parentlock and
Thunderbird/Windows creates a file named parent.lock to lock the profile. The
Windows clients are doing their job but the Mac version fails. When I try to
create such a file manually (with a starting dot) Windows tells me to use a
correct file name.
It ist not necessary to use a pre-created profile. The same issue occurs if I
only try to create a new profile on the server.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Connect a MacOS Thunderbird to a Windows 2003 shared network directory
2. Create a new profile using a directory on the Windows share
3. Start Thunderbird

Actual Results:  
Thunderbird tells me that the profile I seleted is in use and I should try later.

Expected Results:  
Open the profile and work with it.
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