On 09/25/2014 07:24 PM, Ruben Safir wrote:
It has been begging of late to download an updated version and when you do, it can't find the servers. it has just been behaving weirdly.
It might be best to just uninstall the suse packages and grab the thunderbird and firefox packages from Mozilla. i did this on one machine and it stabilized. Firefox has also been crashing.
When you build the new packages though, make sure to get the libraries in the right place on the system. It you just use it in default mode, everything ends up in a local directory under you ~/
It's really 6-to-one 1/2-dozen-to-another. If I were using my old faithful 11.4 that had been customized, patched and tweaked for 3 years, I would say the Mozilla version may have generic benefit to the install. Here, I have a vanilla 13.1 install and in that case, the openSuSE builds should be fine. openSuSE delayed the 31.1.0 for because they were having problems getting it to build on 13.1 -- so I suspect there are some generic problems that linger in 31.1.0 that openSuSE may need to take another look at. I had 24.7 up 24/7 (no pun intended) for over 2-weeks before updating last night without issues. I ran thunderbird 31.1.0 for less than 20 minutes before it scattered.