I have installed a fresh Fedora 15 x86_64 installation. Among other glitches, the following one was very annoying. The sequence of actions:
- installed Fedora 15 x86_64
- 'yum update' performed and system restarted
- installed Firefox via yum
- installed Thunderbird via yum
- installed Skype from .rpm available at 'Fedora 13+' link at Skype site; a number of i686 packages have been installed first to resolve the missing dependencies
After that I try to start Thunderbird 3.1.11, it hangs indefinitely after having created its profile 'hidden' directory. No diagnostics was printed, no crash reports in its profile directory. It doesn't create any additional load/resources usage/whatever, just hangs until interrupted.
I had to uninstall the .rpm version of Thunderbird, download archive with 32-bit one and after more i686 packages have been installed, the 32-bit Thunderbird 3.1.11 started to work as expected.
Have anyone else hit the same strange 64-bit Thunderbird behavior?
Also, is it possible to download 64-bit Thunderbird built as an archive?