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TB 12.0, profile shared between Windows 7 and OpenSuse 12.1: emails downloaded in Windows versions don't show in Linux version

RESOLVED INCOMPLETE

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Thunderbird
Untriaged
RESOLVED INCOMPLETE
6 years ago
5 years ago

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(Reporter: Pawel, Unassigned)

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12 Branch
x86_64
Linux

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Description

6 years ago
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux x86_64; rv:12.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/12.0
Build ID: 2012042100

Steps to reproduce:

On a dual-boot box:
1. Install TB on Windows 7,
2. mount NTFS drive from Linux, with proper permissions mapped between Windows and Linux users,
3. Install TB on Linux
4. Run "thinderbird -ProfileManager", create new profile, navigate to the profile on ntfs drive, for example: /win7/Users/MYSELF/AppData/Roaming/Thunderbird/####.default. Make the new profile the default one.
5. Configured TB to store local copies of messages.


Actual results:

The setup described above worked for me since TB versions 7 in Windows 7 and 3 in Linux. Indepenently on in which system I checked my email, I could open local copies on both systems. It worked with POP3 and IMAP accounts equally well, up to TB 11.0.
Since I installed TB 12.0 (on both OS'es) I have connection problems on Linux (another bug report) an I can only download email from Windows.
But the messages which I download in Windows are not visible with Linux version of Thunderbird.


Expected results:

I expect that if a message is stored in the profile, It should appear independent on the OS. This is a regression as it worked for a long time, even if versions of TB differed between OS'es.

Comment 1

6 years ago
(In reply to Pawel from comment #0)
See bug 252099 and bug 58647.
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Comment 2

6 years ago
Dear Hashem,
The bugs you refer to are rather old. Problems described there could be due to filesystem problems, I do not recall since when NTFS is fully supported in Linux and TB profiles on FAT partitions probably differed due to fs constraints.
As I stated, using NFTS-3G mounts to full extent (utf-8 long filenames, user permission mapping between OS-ses) I had no problems with this setup so far.

However it might be also the case that the messages were in fact downloaded twice (in every OS separately) and I didn't notify. As I always store server-side copies, I did see all messages in both OS-es. How can I check, which way it really works?
YOu can log using https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Logging to see what's going on. Looking into Tools -> Error console is also a very good way to see things.

Updated

5 years ago
Component: General → Untriaged

Comment 4

5 years ago
(In reply to Ludovic Hirlimann [:Usul] from comment #3)
> YOu can log using https://wiki.mozilla.org/MailNews:Logging to see what's
> going on. Looking into Tools -> Error console is also a very good way to see
> things.
Flags: needinfo?(pk71)
Whiteboard: [closeme 2013-04-20]

Comment 5

5 years ago
Resolved per whiteboard
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(pk71)
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Whiteboard: [closeme 2013-04-20]
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