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Why do most Thunderbird updates disable Lightning?

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In most cases of Thunderbird update, done automatically in the background, my Lightning is disabled. Often there seems to be a new update of Thunderbird waiting, which restores Lightning, but I have to go to release channel to get the update. At other times, there is no update waiting, and have to wait and check manually every time I start Thunderbird, until one appears, while I have no access to may calendar data. In some instances I had to remove and re-install Lightning, but that did not seem work unless a Thunderbird update was available or occurred in the meantime. Is there any way to identify the incompatibility before updating and hold off until a compatible version is available? I would prefer to have uninterrupted access to my calendar.

In most cases of Thunderbird update, done automatically in the background, my Lightning is disabled. Often there seems to be a new update of Thunderbird waiting, which restores Lightning, but I have to go to release channel to get the update. At other times, there is no update waiting, and have to wait and check manually every time I start Thunderbird, until one appears, while I have no access to may calendar data. In some instances I had to remove and re-install Lightning, but that did not seem work unless a Thunderbird update was available or occurred in the meantime. Is there any way to identify the incompatibility before updating and hold off until a compatible version is available? I would prefer to have uninterrupted access to my calendar.

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In all probability simply removing Lightning and restarting Thunderbird will see the correct version installed.

We are aware some folk have issues, it appears that there is some sort of conflict between the bundled version of Lightning and the installed one. Silly as it sounds, removing lightning and restarting causes the "bundled" version to appear.

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In all probability simply removing Lightning and restarting Thunderbird will see the correct version installed.

We are aware some folk have issues, it appears that there is some sort of conflict between the bundled version of Lightning and the installed one. Silly as it sounds, removing lightning and restarting causes the "bundled" version to appear.

In all probability simply removing Lightning and restarting Thunderbird will see the correct version installed. We are aware some folk have issues, it appears that there is some sort of conflict between the bundled version of Lightning and the installed one. Silly as it sounds, removing lightning and restarting causes the "bundled" version to appear.
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As it is currently working properly, I shall wait for the next instance of failure and apply your suggested solution. Thank you.

As it is currently working properly, I shall wait for the next instance of failure and apply your suggested solution. Thank you.
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spindrift4 0 solutions 2 answers

Restore Thunderbird 52.9.1 Lightning Calendar connection I have reinstalled Lightning into Thunderbird and the connection works, but I have lost all data.

Restore Thunderbird 52.9.1 Lightning Calendar connection I have reinstalled Lightning into Thunderbird and the connection works, but I have lost all data.
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ladyfsgf 0 solutions 8 answers

I have uninstalled/restarted the Lightning about 3x and still no calendar. Was ok last night.

I have uninstalled/restarted the Lightning about 3x and still no calendar. Was ok last night.
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