What happened to Thunderbird?

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What happened to Thunderbird?

Postby kilaueabart » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:30 am

Up to last April I had been using Thunderbird to read my email in Ubuntu on my X5000. For a couple of months I wasn't able to use the X5000, but when I started using it again, launching my email brings me this crap:
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JavaScript must be enabled in order for you to use University of Hawaii Mail in standard view. However, it seems JavaScript is either disabled or not supported by your browser. To use standard view, enable JavaScript by changing your browser options, then try again.

To use University of Hawaii Mail's basic HTML view, which does not require JavaScript, click here.
Javascript is turned on in my Thunderbird, as it always has been. Could it be that my email ISP has upgraded something and is looking for an enhanced version of Thunderbird? To avoid the crappy HTML version I now have to access my Raspberry Pi remotely and read my email through Chromium.

I frequently get a notice, when on the net with Ubuntu Thunderbird, that my Thunderbird is out of date and I should upgrade. But apt-get install tells me I am using the latest version for Ubuntu 16.04.
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Re: What happened to Thunderbird?

Postby xeno74 » Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:41 am

Maybe you should change to a newer version of ubuntu MATE.

Link: MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.9

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Re: What happened to Thunderbird?

Postby kilaueabart » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:13 pm

Until my X1000 died I generally tried each possible upgrade, and "tested" each new kernel. Problems getting my SAM 460 going again as a replacement for the X1000, then getting Ubuntu 16.04.4 going on the X5000 seem to have made me timid. I had the idea that maybe 16.04 was a safe solid version to stick with, and I have also stuck with 4.13.11 for my kernel.

If I were positive that Powere Remix would fix my email problem I'd go for it. I'll probably see if I can upgrade to it anyway. Should I also get the most recent kernel?
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Re: What happened to Thunderbird?

Postby xeno74 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:39 pm

kilaueabart wrote:Until my X1000 died I generally tried each possible upgrade, and "tested" each new kernel. Problems getting my SAM 460 going again as a replacement for the X1000, then getting Ubuntu 16.04.4 going on the X5000 seem to have made me timid. I had the idea that maybe 16.04 was a safe solid version to stick with, and I have also stuck with 4.13.11 for my kernel.

If I were positive that Powere Remix would fix my email problem I'd go for it. I'll probably see if I can upgrade to it anyway. Should I also get the most recent kernel?


You can test the new MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.9 from a USB stick. You don’t need to delete or upgrade your ubuntu MATE 16.04.4 LTS.

Installation instructions for booting the MATE PowerPC Remix from a USB stick.

Of course you can use a new kernel.
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Re: What happened to Thunderbird?

Postby kilaueabart » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:32 pm

xeno74 wrote:You can test the new MATE PowerPC Remix 2017 0.9 from a USB stick. You don’t need to delete or upgrade your ubuntu MATE 16.04.4 LTS.
I was planning on using a new USB stick, after carefully removing the one that has 16.04 on it. Actually, the USB stick I run 16.04 from is large enough (119 GB) that I could put the Remix on it and still have room for 17 more Ubuntus. I have the vague idea that there may be a way to put the system inside, instead of leaving it USB dependent, but if so I never understood how.
Printed for ready reference.
But as usual things aren't going to go that easy for me. First I tried to download the Google drive copy of the archive, but that failed after 10 minutes. So I tried the one from Germany, and it was going to take 4 hr 14 min, the download tracker said. So I tried Google again, and this time it pretended to work, in 40 min 1 sec. But it seems too large (5.5 GB instead of 5.1, 5470960278 bytes), and I haven't been able to unarchive it.

I guess I'll try the German one again, next time I can spare four hours.

Is the MD5 checksum for the archive or for something that will come out of the archive? Well, I'll reread the whole Zesty Zapus thread and see if anything becomes clearer.

Of course you can use a new kernel.[/quote]
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Re: What happened to Thunderbird?

Postby xeno74 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:48 am

kilaueabart wrote:Is the MD5 checksum for the archive or for something that will come out of the archive? Well, I'll reread the whole Zesty Zapus thread and see if anything becomes clearer.


The MD5 checksum is for the archive. I would recommend you to use a new empty USB stick.
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Re: What happened to Thunderbird?

Postby kilaueabart » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:52 am

It took over four hours to download the Xenosoft.de version, which turned out to be identical in size, at least, to the quickly downloaded Google one: 5470960278 bytes, 5.,5 GB instead of the 5.1 advertised.

Both of them seem to flunk the MD5 test, or I'm doing something wrong:
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bart@X5000:~/Downloads$ mdsum MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2
mdsum: MATE_PowerPC_Remix_2017_0.9.img.tar.bz2: i/o error

I went ahead and extracted the .img anyway, astonished at how long it took. OS4 always seems to dearchive in a second or two.

Now I have to find an empty or emptyable USB memory and study up on what one does with .img's.
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