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Re: Thunderbird almost unusable after upgrade

On 08/11/2017 06:27 PM, Javier Barroso wrote:

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 9:43 PM, Sven Hartge <sven@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sven Joachim <svenjoac@xxxxxx> wrote:
On 2017-08-10 10:24 -0400, Jape Person wrote:

After this upgrade

thunderbird:amd64 (1:52.2.1-4, 1:52.2.1-4+b1)

Thunderbird in Cinnamon DE is almost completely useless because
portions of its windows / text / toolbars don't repaint until the
window is resized. Is anyone else seeing this?

Yes, see https://bugs.debian.org/871629.

Confirmation: Rebuilding 1:52.2.1-4 with gcc-6/g++-6 as the compiler
fixes the problem.

You can also download thunderbird and its addons from
http://snapshot.debian.org/package/icedove/1%3A52.2.1-4/, selecting
your architecture

See what packages have you installed from icedove them:

  aptitude search '?and(?source-package(icedove),?installed)'

Download to Download/icedove and install with apt install


I was just getting frustrated enough to do the recompile. Ugh. I'm old, have poor eyesight, and was not anxious to do that while recovering from pneumonia.

I'll give it a shot.

Thank you much for the reminder. I used to love to do things the hard way, but that's not my thing any more. Just spent today doing a system installation and configuration for a system that lost a solid state drive.