Language packs don't include isp/AB_CD/(gmail|googlemail).rdf



11 years ago
8 years ago


(Reporter: askwar, Unassigned)


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11 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv: Gecko/20070601 Firefox/
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After I installed the de.xpi german language pack on a en-US Thunderbird, the account wizard does not show "Google Mail" as account types.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. mkdir ~/tb_de
2. cd ~/tb_de
3. Download
4. Unpack it: tar xfvz `basename`
5. cd thunderbird
6. run "./thunderbird -ProfileManager"
7. Create a new profile
8. Start that profile
-> You'll see the account wizard show up and display 5 account types; among them is "Google Mail"

9. mkdir ~/tb_en-US
10. cd ~/tb_en-US
11. Download
12. Unpack it: tar xfvz `basename`
13. cd thunderbird
14. run "./thunderbird -ProfileManager"
15. Create a new profile
16. Start that profile
17. Cancel the account wizard
18. Open Add-ons manager by using Tools -> Add-ons
19. In a browser, go to
20. Drag "de.xpi" to Add-ons window of Thunderbird, to install the de.xpi "extension"
21. Open "about:config", by going to Edit -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Advanced Configuration -> Config Editor
22. Change locale to de, by setting general.useragent.locale to de
23. Quit Thunderbird
24. Start Thunderbird again, using the profile created in step 9.
-> Account wizard will be shown. It'll have only 4 account types; "Google Mail" is missing

Expected Results:  
I'd expect that the "Google Mail" account type would be supported when installing the de.xpi German Language Pack as well.

Comment 1

11 years ago
Created attachment 269093 [details]
Screenshot: Konten-Assistent of Thunderbird with Google Mail

This screenshot is taken after running Thunderbird from

Comment 2

11 years ago
Created attachment 269094 [details]
Screenshot: Konten-Assistent of Thunderbird without Google Mail

This screenshot is taken after running the en-US Thunderbird from and installing the de.xpi from

Comment 3

11 years ago
Equally broken with Czech langpack.


11 years ago
Version: unspecified → 2.0
Equally broken with all locales, but after looking at locales/ for a while, I know even less about how to fix it, and I think I injured my brain.
Component: Account Manager → Build Config
Ever confirmed: true
OS: Linux → All
QA Contact: account-manager → build
Hardware: PC → All
Summary: After installation of de.xpi on, no more Google Mail account type shown → Language packs don't include isp/AB_CD/(gmail|googlemail).rdf
Blocks: 367562

Comment 5

11 years ago
I don't expect this to work. I'm not sure if this is supposed to work, given that 

- gmail has trademarks problems in some regions
- we deal with those by regional defaults
- we only ship one, as part of the build
- we ship none as part of the language pack

Whether the fact that we're not including profile defaults into the language pack is a major problem or not is debatable. Note that most users will have gone through the profile creation wizard a long time before they're able to actually install a language pack, this really only affects installations aiming at multiple installed languages for a bunch of users. Which may be more of an issue with Thunderbird than for Firefox.

Not sure if we could fix this on the branch without busting the string freeze.
QA Contact: build → build-config
Depends on: 564656
We no longer ship gmail.rdf/googlemail.rdf as this has been replaced by the account configuration wizard. Closing this bug as we no longer need it.
Last Resolved: 8 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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