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    thunderbird install problems

    I manually downloaded thunderbird-2.0.0.23.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

    [Desktop Entry]
    Encoding=UTF-8
    Name=Thunderbird
    Comment=Thunderbird Mail Client
    Exec=thunderbird
    Icon=/opt/thunderbird/icons/mozicon16.xpm
    StartupNotify=true
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Applications;Network


    from the link
    http://ubuntu-tutorials.com/2007/05/...-2-ubuntu-704/

    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?

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    I would try out ubuntuzilla.py from sourceforge.

    http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page

    I just downloaded it to install Firefox 3.5, but the manual says it can also automate the installation of Thunderbird.
    ubuntu user since breezy badger (5.10)

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    from the terminal type in

    thunderbird

    if you get any error messages let us know.

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    If you cant get it going just remove what you have doe and run sudo apt-get thunderbird it is in the repositories.

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    ran "thunderbird" from terminal...
    heres the error message :

    /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


    what now?

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by wilee-nilee View Post
    if you cant get it going just remove what you have doe and run sudo apt-get thunderbird it is in the repositories.
    +1

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by oldfred View Post
    from the terminal type in

    thunderbird

    if you get any error messages let us know.
    ran "thunderbird" from terminal...
    heres the error message :

    /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    sorry PPL for too duplicate replies ...
    i am having issues with my dial up connection..

    Is there a way i can delete my reply?
    Last edited by richlyn9; October 8th, 2009 at 05:10 PM.

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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by wilee-nilee View Post
    If you cant get it going just remove what you have doe and run sudo apt-get thunderbird it is in the repositories.
    that would be
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install thunderbird
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    Re: thunderbird install problems

    Quote Originally Posted by presence1960 View Post
    that would be
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install thunderbird
    You are correct, thanks for noticing.

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