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« on: March 09, 2019, 06:52:17 am »
Hi,
I've installed P'mint as my only OS and almost all has gone well.  Except for the fact I can't get Thunderbird email.  I tried to install it from Synaptic Package Manager but instead got a Thunderbird Estate Agency site  somewhere in America.  The trouble is I can't get rid of it. 

I have de-installed Thunderbird via Synaptic but that has not worked.  Nor has simply deleting  via a right click on the menu icon.  This enormous Estate Agency thing is here to stay.  Is it a virus?

I could re-install Peppermint OS without too much trouble as I haven't gone very far.  However, I am worried that, if this foreigner is a virus, that may not get rid of it.

I'd really appreciate some help here, please

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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 07:59:29 am »
Run these 2 commands
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sudo apt-get update
then
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sudo apt-get install thunderbird
did that give you Thunderbird Mail under the Internet section of the main menu ?

I'm also baffled how a package in synaptic could get you a website ?
(unless maybe it's pulling something from a PPA you've added)

Can you post the output from:
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dpkg -l | grep thunderbird
and
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ls -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d
« Last Edit: March 09, 2019, 08:02:24 am by PCNetSpec »
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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 09:37:59 am »
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
[sudo] password for tony:
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), is another process using it?
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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 09:46:27 am »
Sorry, I missed the courtesy of a reply.  I'm trying the next two commands now.

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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 09:57:42 am »
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ dpkg -l | grep thunderbird
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ ls -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d
.  ..  peppermint.list
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Whew, I got a bit mixed up there.     

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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 09:59:04 am »
You cannot run those first two commands whilst you have a package manager open such as Synaptic or one of the software centers because they will lock dpkg.

Close any package managers, then try those commands again.
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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 10:54:30 am »
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for tony:
Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p9-release/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:2 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                 
Get:3 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]         
Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/peppermintos/p9-respin/ubuntu bionic InRelease       
Get:5 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]       
Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]         
Fetched 252 kB in 1s (374 kB/s)                               
Reading package lists... Done
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
  libllvm6.0
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove it.
Suggested packages:
  thunderbird-gnome-support ttf-lyx
The following NEW packages will be installed
  thunderbird
0 to upgrade, 1 to newly install, 0 to remove and 0 not to upgrade.
Need to get 0 B/43.5 MB of archives.
After this operation, 171 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package thunderbird.
(Reading database ... 354685 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../thunderbird_1%3a60.5.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1_i386.deb ...
Unpacking thunderbird (1:60.5.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.2) ...
Setting up thunderbird (1:60.5.1+build2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
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right, it went a bit easier this time.  I've just looked at the internet menu and the false thunderbird is still there but the proper one isn't.

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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 11:00:11 am »
What's the output from:
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cat /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop | grep -i exec
and what version of Peppermint are you running ?

Also, did you keep a home folder from a previous installation ?

Also what's the output from:
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ls ~/.local/share/applications
and (if any) any output from
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cat ~/.local/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop | grep -i exec
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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 12:12:21 pm »
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ sudo cat /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop | grep -i exec
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Exec=thunderbird %u
Exec=thunderbird -compose
Exec=thunderbird -addressbook
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ ls ~/.local/share/applications
betterthanchess.desktop    googledrive.desktop                onlineuserguide.desktop
editorbypixlr.desktop      mahjong.desktop                    peppermintforum.desktop
entanglement.desktop       microsoftexcelonline.desktop       skypewebclient.desktop
expressbypixlr.desktop     microsoftonenoteonline.desktop     solitaire.desktop
firstpersontetris.desktop  microsoftpowerpointonline.desktop  spidersolitaire.desktop
gmail.desktop              microsoftwordonline.desktop        thunderbird.desktop
googlecalendar.desktop     mimeapps.list
tony@tony-OptiPlex-7010 ~ $ cat ~/.local/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop | grep -i exec
Exec=ice-firefox http://thunderbird.com
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I've been thinking.  I looked at ice, after I'd downloaded Pmint ,to see what its about.  I didn't get it, but I might, just might, have entered in Thunderbird as an SSB.  I'm not sure at all  because I'm 83 and don't remember things too well.  don't know now what an SSB is for.


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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 12:38:17 pm »
Yeah it's definitely the SSB you created that's getting in the way (because it has the same name as the 'prope'r Thunderbird launcher).

Okay, fire up ICE.

Select the "Remove" tab.

Click on the "Thunderbird" SSB to highlight it.

Then click the "Remove" button.



Now if you go to:-

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Menu > Internet > Thunderbird Mail

does the thunderbird mail client open ?



If that doesn't work, open a terminal and run:
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rm -v ~/.local/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop
Now check if Thunderbird Mail works properly from the menu ?
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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 01:04:45 pm »
Yes, Thunderbird is now in the internet selection of the Menu and, yes, it does open,  And the false jobbie has gone, too.

PCNETSpec, you are a star.  I can't thank you enough for the patience you have displayed and the knowledge you have at your command.  I can't thank you enough.  Peppermintos wouldn't be the same without you, I;m sure..

Many many thanks, flighty

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Re: false Thunderbird
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 01:06:12 pm »
You're most welcome, glad I could help :)
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