Thunderbird crashing when importing *.vcf file

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Cruz, Jaime

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Mar 3, 2021, 7:59:20 PMMar 3
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This is strange. Whenever I import a VCF file into my address book, the
import completes, but then Thunderbird just shuts completely down like I
hit the "Close" button. No error messages and when I restart it
everything seems fine.

This doesn't happen if I import an LDIF file into my address book. Has
anyone else seen this behavior? Running the latest version of
Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux 20.04.2LTS

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WaltS48

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Mar 3, 2021, 9:05:43 PMMar 3
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On 3/3/21 7:59 PM, Cruz, Jaime wrote:
> This is strange.  Whenever I import a VCF file into my address book,
> the import completes, but then Thunderbird just shuts completely down
> like I hit the "Close" button.  No error messages and when I restart
> it everything seems fine.
>
> This doesn't happen if I import an LDIF file into my address book. 
> Has anyone else seen this behavior?  Running the latest version of
> Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux 20.04.2LTS
>
Nope, haven't seen it.

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Dave Royal

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Mar 4, 2021, 11:36:11 AMMar 4
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Cruz, Jaime <Spam...@bite.me> wrote:
> This is strange. Whenever I import a VCF file into my address book, the
> import completes, but then Thunderbird just shuts completely down like I
> hit the "Close" button. No error messages and when I restart it
> everything seems fine.
>
> This doesn't happen if I import an LDIF file into my address book. Has
> anyone else seen this behavior? Running the latest version of
> Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux 20.04.2LTS
>
I tried importing a vcf exported from the Android Contacts app into TB
87.0b2 on Linux and it worked OK.

This unconfirmed bug was recent - but it didn't shut down.
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1661523>

I see from this 2-yr old bug that TB 'only understands vcf version 1' -
this my no longer be true though.
<https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1528785>
(The one I tested was v2.1
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Cruz, Jaime

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Mar 4, 2021, 7:59:49 PMMar 4
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Doesn't seem to be the same thing. The VCF file was created by
exporting the address list built by the CardBook extension from my
Google Contacts. I then tried importing that VCF file into Thunderbird.
The address book was created, but then Thunderbird shut down. Happens
every time. I can subsequently export and import the address book
without issue; it's just the initial VCF file created by Cardbook that
seems to trigger this.

Dave Royal

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Mar 5, 2021, 2:31:22 AMMar 5
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On 4 Mar 2021 19:59:38 -0500 Cruz, Jaime wrote:
>[On 3/4/21 11:35 AM, Dave Royal wrote:]
And the vcf version is?

Cardbook has a support forum; you could enquire there.

Cruz, Jaime

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Mar 5, 2021, 10:00:48 AMMar 5
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On 3/5/21 2:30 AM, Dave Royal wrote:
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> And the vcf version is?
>
> Cardbook has a support forum; you could enquire there.
>
>

BEGIN:VCARD
VERSION:3.0
PRODID:-//Thunderbird.net/NONSGML Thunderbird CardBook V56.5//EN-US

So you may be on to something. Thanks.

Dave Royal

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Mar 5, 2021, 11:03:56 AMMar 5
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Cruz, Jaime <Spam...@bite.me> wrote:
> On 3/5/21 2:30 AM, Dave Royal wrote:
>>>
>> And the vcf version is?
>>
>> Cardbook has a support forum; you could enquire there.
>>
>>
>
> BEGIN:VCARD
> VERSION:3.0
> PRODID:-//Thunderbird.net/NONSGML Thunderbird CardBook V56.5//EN-US
>
> So you may be on to something. Thanks.
>

TB shouldn't crash, of course, though crashing /after/ importing your
contacts OK is not so bad ;)

Address books is getting a rewrite soon, including vCard v4:
<https://developer.thunderbird.net/planning/roadmap-1>
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