So, this is an older system where the owner does not wish to upgeade.
So I thought I would try and install TB from a downloaded rpm:
yum -y install thunderbird-38.0.1-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm
Loaded plugins: langpacks, refresh-packagekit
Marking thunderbird-38.0.1-2.fc20.x86_64.rpm to be installed
--> Running transaction check
---> Package thunderbird.x86_64 0:38.0.1-2.fc20 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Package Arch Version
thunderbird x86_64 38.0.1-2.fc20
/thunderbird-38.0.1-2.fc20.x86_64 116 M
Install 1 Package
Total size: 116 M
Installed size: 116 M
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction (shutdown inhibited)
Error unpacking rpm package thunderbird-38.0.1-2.fc20.x86_64
error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/lib64/thunderbird/dictionaries: cpio: rename
cpio rename????? Since when did cpio fail to rename something?
$ rpm -q cpio
This has never been a problem I even re-installed cpio
without any problems. but installing TB still fails with this error.
At the verge of giving up, but still willing to hear from others
about this issue.
On Fri, Nov 3, 2017 at 8:29 PM, Joe Zeff <joe(a)zeff.us> wrote:
On 11/03/2017 01:08 PM, JD wrote:
> On 11/03/2017 01:49 PM, Joe Zeff wrote:
>> On 11/03/2017 12:43 PM, JD wrote:
>>> Yet, I cd $HOME/.thunderbird/
>>> and I see the directory of my profile there.
>>> I browse the directory, and all the files and dirs are there.
>> I know it's a long shot, but what are the permissions?
> On directories: rwx------
> On files: rw-------
> It's a good point. I did find other people reporting
> the same problem, but the explanations for the problem
> were not only inadequate, but also not applicable, as
> there was no other process of TB running.
> OK, at least we know that your directories and files aren't read only, so
we cross that possibility off. And, I presume that you own them because
I'd have expected you to mention it if you didn't. That's what I expected,
but I didn't want us to spend days trying to work out what's wrong only to
find that it was something easy like this. Good.
As I told a caller once when I was doing tech support, "Much of
troubleshooting consists of going down one blind ally after another until
one of them isn't."
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