[Pkg-mozext-maintainers] Changes within the Thunderbird packaging > 68.x

Mechtilde Stehmann mechtilde at debian.org
Mon Apr 27 11:28:23 BST 2020

Am 18.04.20 um 12:43 schrieb Carsten Schoenert:
> Hi again,
> Am 15.04.20 um 12:10 schrieb Carsten Schoenert:
> ...
>> I need to remove the existing ligthting package. By this all other
>> packages that depend on lightning would get an unreasonable dependency.
>> I could prevent this by adding a Provides to the thunderbird package.
>> But I'd like to prevent this as the packages that depend on this will be
>> rather small (haven't done any research on that yet) and I'd like to see
>> their dependencies fixed instead.

> For now the lightning package has become an transitional package, I tend
> to drop this package as well once I've digging more into the automatic
> provides thing. Currently packages like webext-tbsync got removed
> instead of staying installed.
> If you want to give the new packages a try please keep in mind that you
> should make a backup of your profiles first before starting this beta
> version!!
> The new versions adds some new configurations keys that are not
> backwards compatible and you won't be able to reuse your profile within
> 1:68.x versions.

I did some tests in a separate VM with a fresh isntallation an the new
packaged tbsync etc.

I seems that thunderbird expect the extension at another place. so it
isn't visible in the Add-On Manager.

Does anyone know a reason, so I can get it working again?


Mechtilde Stehmann
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