First of all: mad kudos for developing Thunderbird and helping people out.
I’m trying to import my address books from a VCF export and I’m having two problems:
crash upon import
I start Thunderbird:
td@emerald:~$ thunderbird [calBackendLoader] Using Thunderbird's libical backend console.debug: "Successfully loaded OpenPGP library librnp.so from /usr/lib/thunderbird/librnp.so" Extension error: Error while loading 'jar:file:///usr/lib/thunderbird/omni.ja!/chrome/messenger/search-extensions/twitter/manifest.json' (NS_E RROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND) resource://gre/modules/Extension.jsm:570 :: readJSON/</<@resource://gre/modules/Extension.jsm:570:20 onStopRequest@resource://gre/modules/NetUtil.jsm:128:18 console.debug: "public keys: 0, secret keys: 0" console.debug: "Successfully loaded optional OpenPGP library libgpgme.so.11 from system's standard library locations" console.debug: "gpgme version: 1.13.1-unknown" console.log: WebExtensions: STARTUP console.log: "QF-prefs" console.log: WebExtensions: 78.7.1 console.log: (new Error("Cannot load required OTR library", "resource:///modules/OTRLib.jsm", 75))
I use the import wizard to add an address book (just the book, not emails or extra data):
*** WARNING! sometimes this shows results too early. something screwy here. this used to work fine. *** results = Imported address book peeps
I see this screen:
and when I click on
Finish Thunderbird crashes and restarts:
I reproduced this 3 times. Do the above errors suggest an issue with my plugins?
When Tb does start up I see the contacts imported and they seem fine with the exception of non-ascii characters. I see them replaced with those rectangles with digits inside. Are those Unicode placeholders ?
No, the affected characters are not Cyrillic (unlike suggested in this article):
I took a look inside the VCF files and the characters are all OK, so the server I exported them from did it’s job all right.
I’m using a Ubuntu Linux derivative (64-bit) and Thunderbird
78.7.1. Is anyone seeing similar issues? If yes, perhaps a bug report would be in order?