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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:22 am    Post subject: [SOLVED] Update to thunderbird-bin messed up calendars Reply with quote

Hello!
I updated from thunderbird-bin-38.0 to 45.0.
In the emerge hints it says:
Code:

* Messages for package mail-client/thunderbird-bin-45.0:

 * If calendar fails to show up in extensions, or if you need to force it
 * to be reloaded in your profile (ie: after re-emerging thunderbird-bin
 * to enable or disable locales via LINGUAS), please open config editor
 * and set extensions.lastAppVersion to 38.0.0 to force a reload. If this
 * fails to show the calendar extension after restarting with above change
 * please file a bug report.

I did what is suggested there, but to no avail.
I can see my old entries, but when trying to edit/open a calendar event, all I get is a yellow box with this:
Code:

XML Parsing Error: undefined entity
Location: chrome://calendar/content/calendar-event-dialog.xul
Line Number 1216, Column 23:

Also, I cannot remove or add calendars anymore, the calendar column is just empty.
I uninstalled lightning, only to learn that it cannot manually be re-added in 45 (lightning is not available for this version of thunderbird).
Funny thing is, if I downgrade to 38, everything magically works again...
So what's the point here? Why the big version jump from 38 to 45 anyway, without the versions in between? No maintainer?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, I created a new, empty profile to start all over again.
Fun thing: even with a completely new profile, importing or even adding new calendars simply doesn't work.
Gosh, I cannot wait for Vivaldi to embed their email client again. Then I will completely ditch the Mozilla crap once and for all :evil:
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem as you, then I browsed the Thunderbird Extensions site and downloaded the latest version of Lightning, 4.7b3 released 30 March 2016 (lightning-4.7b3-sm+tb-linux.xpi) and installed it from the file ('Tools' > 'Add-ons' > 'Extensions' > 'Install Add-on From File...') and my calendars are back.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/thunderbird/addon/lightning/versions/
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thunderbird-45 already ships with Lightning 4.7 as it seems. Do you know the previous version you were on before?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. 4.7.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you basically downgraded. Thanks for the info, gonna try that.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no Version 4.7 according to Mozilla:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Mozilla/Calendar/Calendar_Versions

There is a gap in Lightning versions between 4.7b3 (latest Stable Release) and 4.8b1 (lowest Development Snapshot). Work that one out!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fitzcarraldo, thanks fr the input. I could fix it now by installing an addon called "nightly updater". It allowed me to install the latest version (which still registers as 4.7), but with this version it just works... Thank You!
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