View Full Version : FC5, thunderbird, no SMTP, broken progress meters

29th August 2006, 11:06 PM
i have a fresh install of FC5 with thunderbird
i have to problems one critical, the other cosmetic:

i can read mail fine but sending just hangs with "sending message..."
evolution can send fine to the same SMTP server (on SSL).
also the progress bar that's filled in with blue gets drawn all the
way across the window, outside the widget boundaries....

any advice?

30th August 2006, 12:54 AM
it would appear that thunderbird- that i got from yum is bad. the fix:

1) download the latest tarball from getthunderbird.com
2) yum install compat-libstdc++-33
3) replace /usr/bin/thunderbird

it seems a similar problem afflicts the recent firefox release:

13th September 2006, 07:26 AM
thanks for help.
Yes there is problem in repository. this version does not work.
I downloaded from mozilla website and installed works fine.
please guys fix the http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/updates/5/x86_64/thunderbird-
at least in 12.september 2006 there still was problem.

by the way, I replaced /usr/bin/thunderbird file with thunderbird from official .tar file, but then thunderbird did not start at all.

here is newer version of thunderbird