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ecran64
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Ubuntu Wine & Thunderbird Portable or Firefox Portable

Hi all,

I use Portable Apps with windows and Ubuntu (with Wine), and since few days, I can't open Thunderbird or Firefox Portable. I have an error message who propose me to tell to wine support...

Is it normal?

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Not normal

To be honest, I haven't used the current Unity variants of *buntu, but Fx Portable works just fine under Wine. Maybe slower, but relatively fine (no crashes here). To do some checks by yourself, you might try:

WINEPREFIX=~/.winetest wine explorer.exe

Type this in the terminal and wait for it to load; then close explorer.exe, but leave the terminal open. That creates additional Wine configuration directory for testing ( ~/.winetest in this case) that won't touch your regular Wine config. Copy FirefoxPortable to the virtual c drive under .winetest, then do

WINEPREFIX=~/.winetest wine "C:\PortableApps\FirefoxPortable\FirefoxPortable.exe"

If it works, maybe your old Wine configuration got buggy over time. You might consider starting with a fresh Wine configuration.

If it doesn't work, try erasing FirefoxPortable/Data directory that's inside .winetest and execute the last command again. If it works now, then your Fx Portable profile got a bit buggy over time.

If still not working, might be good to file a bug. When done testing, just close the terminal and delete .winetest directory. Good luck!

Edit: typo, added code tags, etc.

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Wine and Portable firefox ou Portable Thunderbird

Hi, I try with an other computer, where there is only ubuntu, and still the same!
The message I have (sorry in French!): Le programme thunderbird.exe a rencontré un problème sérieux et doit être fermé. Nous sommes désolé pour le désagrément subi. Cela peut être causé par une erreur dans le programme ou un défaut dans Wine. Vous pouvez consulter http://appdb.winehq.org pour obtenir des instructions sur l'exécution de cette application.
Si ce problème ne se reproduit pas sous Windows et n'a pas déjà été rapporté, vous pouvez le rapporter sur http://bugs.winehq.org
Ubuntu 11.10, last version of Firefox portable and Thunderbird portable.

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Confused

I'm sorry but you're currently not giving much to go on. That error message is a standard Wine error message - equivalent of Windows' "Don't Send | Send".

Have you tried steps from the previous post? Those commands with WINEPREFIX, how did they work?

Another thing you can try is installing a fresh copy of Fx Portable into Wine and see if that works. A fresh copy means install to a new location.

Fx and Thunderbird work fine across multiple versions of Wine, but just to be sure can you tell us your version of Wine? Issue command wine --version in the terminal.

These steps are needed to determine what is causing the problem for you, since said apps work just fine by default in Wine.

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Sorry for the lack of

Sorry for the lack of details.

That still doesn't work.

I tried the steps you write on the first post, and nothing better. I try as well to install a new firefoxPortable, but, still the same alert. I try with some other products of Mozilla (like thunderbird, firefox, or seamonkey, but nothing works.
I try with legacy version, and all worked well!
I think it's quite strange, because, it's since a long time I use portable apps one wine under ubuntu, and I had never this type of problem.
Unfortunately, I can't tell since which version it is arrive!

Currently, I have wine 1.3.28 on my ubuntu. I tried as well with the 1.2, but that doesnt work.

Nobody have the same problem???... strange!

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Sorry,

can't reproduce, though I don't have neither 11.10 nor Wine 1.3.28. Both Fx 9 and Tb 9 work for me on Wine versions from 1.2 stable up to and including 1.3.15. I didn't check on 1.3.28 since I'd have to compile an already outdated unstable version, but it shouldn't have changed much.

*Sigh* Another thing that is a usual response in these forums - if the base app ain't working (Mozilla apps in this case), then complain to the base app developers (Mozilla or WineHQ). PortableApps only makes programs portable, not something that really impacts the way programs work.

I'd wish to help you, but I'm out of ideas. You've already tried 1) a fresh Wine configuration, 2) a fresh install of portable apps, and (3) a different version of Wine. You also (4) tried the base apps themselves. Since it ain't working in any of these cases, but Legacy versions are, I'm left clueless. Pardon The stable 1.2 should have worked...

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Different error message...

Hello everybody,

Since the last update of Thunderbird and Firefox, I have some different message...
Ihave this:
"Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Runtime Error!
Program: Z:\media\...
R6034
An application has made an attempt to load the C runtime library incorrectly.
Please contact the application's support team for more information."

Does it more clear for some of you?

Thanks

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Problem running Portable Thunderbird in Ubuntu 11.10 using Wine

Hi there,
I've just found this link as exactly the same problem has suddenly surfaced for me. I have two Dell laptops (Inspiron 2200 and 6400) both installed with WinXpSP3/Win 7 Dual booting with Ubuntu 11.10 respectively (using Wubi.exe to run Ubuntu in a Windows folder).

This system is completely stable and as I need to access emails in both O/s's I have Thunberbird Protable on a USB stick which I have, up until the last week or two, accessed in Ubuntu using Wine 1.3.

Now I get exaqctly the same message directing me to the Wine program loader not running Thunderbird correctly. This must be caused by a recent upgrade of some sort as both machines went squiff at the same time.

I make a point of upgrading Ubuntu weekly but in any event, always do both machines at the same time. Everything else I am currently running in Ubuntu/Wine appears to be working fine (including Popman.exe Ver 3 to check and delete emails prior to running Thunderbird.

So far I've tried uninstalling Wine 1.3 and installing Wine 1.2 - no go!

Now I intend installing a backup version of Thunderbird from about 60days ago to see if this helps at all.

Any other ideas I/we can try??

Thanks

a Little later: I restored a backup of thunderbird Portable made in late December 2011 which I ran in the existing Win 1.2 configuration without any trouble at all! Clearly then the latest version of Thunderbird (I see it is ver 10.0 although I've just checked and ver 9.0.1 is also incompatable (with what)?????

I might be looking at this simplistically but surely if Thunderbird worked before and now dosn't, some change to the Thunderbird coding is not working with Wine installations.

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Mozilla products and wine on ubuntu 11.10

Hello,

ah! I am reassured that someone encounters the same problem as me! Knowing that this case is produced for me on different computers. And this with the various products of mozilla (thunderbird as well, as Firefox or Seamonkey).
I'm interested in all solutions ...
Knowing that I have posted messages on the forums Mozilla and Wine, but it is on PortableApps I had the most returns.

I await your return.

Thank you

ecran64
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Hi all, I just try with the

Hi all,

I just try with the Firefox 11.00 Beta 2, and nothing better!...

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Fault of PortableApps?...

Hi,

I post a message on moillazine' forum:
here the answers:
http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2428361&sid=21bfcda730...

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Nobody relevant said that

1. You know, MozillaZine is NOT Mozilla. It never was. Bugzilla on the other hand is.

2. Official Mozilla's response was to go ask on WineHQ.

I understand that this bug causes frustration for you, but PA can't help you further. This wasn't caused by PortableApps. PA never recompiles programs; it uses custom launchers that take care of portabilization while using unmodified, original programs. Compression is sometimes used as well, but that's largely it.

Some advice for the future. If developers can't easily reproduce the bug, they will not bother. If the error message is too broad and vague, developers will likely not bother. And often when you mention "Portable" on other website forums, they will not bother. That is why, when asking on Mozilla, you should have specifically mentioned that it not only appears for you with a portable version, but also the local (regular) version of Mozilla programs. Otherwise some folks dismiss you before you even start, though this time they were nice and simply pointed you to WineHQ. Good luck.

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Not never

BPBible Portable, at least, is done as a special portable build, optimised for size.

I am a Christian and a developer and moderator here.

“A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.” – Proverbs 15:1

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Thanks for clarifying

Your OCD is correct as usual Wink

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Ok, thank you very much for

Ok, thank you very much for that.
Indeed, I doubted that it came from PA, but this is the forum where I had the best returns! ...

For people who do not understand why I use software such as Thunderbird portable. Simply because of my Thunderbird, I use my business email and personal with some emails that I keep in local folders (also to use offline). So what is the best solution to recover your workspace in the workplace where there are windows installed, and my home where I use Ubuntu ...? the best solution I've found so far was to use portable software with Wine.

Then I am quite aware that I do not give enough details to diagnose my problem, I thought I was not alone in this concern here and that someone else might have more details .
So if ever some of you can advise me of manipulation, testing etc.. I can test to try to find the source of my problem, let me know!

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Resolved

Hi all,

I finally found the problem ! That come from Wine, and the problem have been fixed with the last version (the 1.4).
To get the latest version from there: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa

read explanations about how to add it to your sources.list
Many thanks for the help of everybody how help me.

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Resolved confirmed

Hi

Many thanks to this topic and to you all!
I also upgraded to Wine 1.4 and now my ThunderBird Portable works.
That problem had beed lasting for several weeks.

Best regards

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Still having problems

on Ubuntu 11.10 wine 1.3.28 that's the latest release in ppa or I'm wrong? Thanks.

Mirco

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