I manually downloaded thunderbird-184.108.40.206.tar.gz frm the mozilla website and tried to install it on mu 8.10 install.
heres how i dit it.....
i first extracted it on to my desktop and then after a lot of googleing came across instructions which i folowed..as below
1. Download Thunderbird 2. (Save to disk)
2. sudo tar -C /opt -zxvf ~/Desktop/thunderbird-*
3. sudo ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/local/bin/thunderbird
4. create a menu item: sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/thunderbird.desktop
Comment=Thunderbird Mail Client
from the link
but then after i lauched thunderbird from Applications>internet>mzilla thunderbird mail news......it does nothing(a icon for thunderbird come in the toolbar and stays there for 5 seconds as if launching but then goes away
i then wient to synaptic pakage manager and selected mozilla thunderbird for install
synaptic downloaded a 11.1 MB file and after that its still the same thing...
whats gone wrong..Any ideas?