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Re: De-Branding of Icedove, reintroducing Thunderbird packages into Debian

On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 12:35:52PM -0500, Christoph Goehre wrote:
> Hi Debian Developers and followers,
> Thunderbird is back in Debian! We also renamed other related packages to
> use official names, e.g. iceowl-extension -> lightning.
> For now, we need testers to catch existing issues and things we haven't seen
> until now.
> What happens the first time you start Thunderbird?
> With the change to the official Mozilla branding the users profile(s) will also
> be changing from '$HOME/.icedove' to '$HOME/.thunderbird' so we need to migrate
> the profile folder. This is done by /usr/bin/thunderbird, a wrapper script,
> which does the following things during initial startup:
> * Copy the contents of the old profile folder into the new folder ~/.icedove_moved_by_thunderbird_starter
> * Fixup Icedove related entries to Thunderbird in ~/.thunderbird/$PROFILE/mimeTypes.rdf
> * Fixup Icedove related entries to Thunderbird in ~/.config/mimeapps.list
> * The postinst/postrm scripts will move existing configuration files from /etc/icedove/pref to /etc/thunderbird/pref.

Why not just create a ~/.thunderbird symlink to ~/.icedove if ~/.icedove