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

Mechtilde Stehmann mechtilde at debian.org
Mon Apr 27 13:36:24 BST 2020

Hello Carsten,

Am 27.04.20 um 14:08 schrieb Carsten Schoenert:
> Hello Mechtilde,
> Am 27.04.20 um 12:28 schrieb Mechtilde Stehmann:
>> 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.
> there hasn't anything changed within the source of Thunderbird regarding
> the folder were extensions get searched.
>> Does anyone know a reason, so I can get it working again?
> There can be multiple reasons, the first thing that I see is the key
> strict_max_version within the files manifest.json all related binary
> packages for tbsync.
> These are all set to 69.*, but you are on TB 76.0 right now. There is
> normally a reason why upstream developers doing that. Mainly they cant
> ensure their extension also working with newer versions of Thunderbird
> (or Firefox). Best is to get in touch with upstream.
> It's not enough to increase these versions as I've tested.

Thanks for that hint. tha will be a starting point
> I typically install the extension in question locally within my profile
> and analyze differences between my packaging and the content which was
> installed into $(HOME)/.thunderbird/$profile/extensions.
> Seems we will start the usual update dance for Thunderbird extensions
> again and again. :( A lot of trust is lost by this up and down of MZLN.
> The most important extension is Enigmail so far, still no state of
> things from MZLN regarding this topic for TB 78.

Mechtilde Stehmann
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