[CentOS] Thunderbird Revision Issues

Fri May 22 22:14:48 UTC 2020
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On Fri, 22 May, 2020 at 15:28:39 -0400, Mark LaPierre wrote:
> Hey all,
> CentOS 6 has Thunderbird 68.8.0
> CentOS 8 has Thunderbird 68.7.0
> When I rsync my .thunderbird folder from my CentOS 6 machine to my CentOS 8
> machine and start Thunderbird it says:
> "A newer version of Thunderbird may have made changes to your
> profile which are no longer compatible with this older version.
> Use this profile only with that newer version, or create a new profile for
> this installation of Thunderbird.  Creating a new profile requires setting
> up your accounts, calendars and add-ons again."
> Needless to say, this is not an acceptable choice.  I have several email
> accounts that would have to be set up.  That's not such a big issue, but I
> have many local folders set up that I can't duplicate on the new
> installation if I can't use my previous profile.
> Does anyone know when CentOS 8 will catch up with CentOS 6 so that I can
> start using my new CentOS 8 box?
> Perhaps there is another work around.  I've tried many of the solution
> provided on the mozilla web site to no avail.  I even tried to install
> Thunderbird 68.8.0 on my CentOS 8 box.  That didn't make it happy either.
> What now brown cow?

There are some workarounds. You could install thunderbird 68.8.0
directly from thunderbird.net, or get a better integrated installation
from flathub.org. You could log into your CentOS 6 box from CentOS 8 and
run thunderbird 68.8.0 remotely. No doubt there are others.