User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0; Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1) ; SLCC1; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; Media Center PC 5.0; .NET CLR 3.0.04506; InfoPath.2) Build Identifier: Thunderbird PORTABLE on USB KEY version 184.108.40.206 (20080914) Hi! Sorry i'm French but lets go I have installed the version 220.127.116.11 (20080914)of Thundirbird on a USB Key an it's perfect. Today an information for Update to 18.104.22.168 is signaled from a pop up. Ok i agree and in first part the update was not available and propose to me for making a complete downoload for this new version. So! the same plobleme is signaled and my original version is destroy with AINSI police on my desktop. The program was broken. I have delete on my USB Key all the directory UPDATE and i have make a new instalation of the Ver 22.214.171.124 All right now I think the update is ok on Thunderbird on fix install PC but no compatible with this version portable. Is it necessary to shut down this avertissement on the version ???? Sorry but it's my small participation. Best regard Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
the initial issue doesn't quite sound like a thunderbird problem to me. Network error? But then, it shouldn't affect your already working install. can you describe what you mean by "first part the update was not available" (text of the message)?
Rob, are you familiar with such an update failure?
No I am not. I know of people using portable Firefox on USB keys successfully updating.
Herve, can you please run the update again and upload the last-update.log as attachment to this bug if it fails again? I cannot exactly say where this file is located for portable Thunderbird but do a search and you will find it. Probably its located inside the application directory under "updates".
This sounds like the bug reporter tried to update Portable Thunderbird with the regular Thunderbird version. This is not supported for TB2 and TB3 and will only be supported for Thunderbird releases after TB3. See http://portableapps.com/support/thunderbird_portable#upgrading http://portableapps.com/node/10338 https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=406335
The work in bug 406335 doesn't help Thunderbird at all. This is more likely fixed by bug 404609