For various reasons, I manually installed Thunderbird 11.0 on my Ubuntu 11.04 laptop. I've locked down 11.04 since most everything works right on my machine, so I am not doing auto updates of much of anything. I found and installed Thunderbird 11.0 manually and it works fine.
I only know enough Ubuntu stuff to make myself dangerous though, and in doing this, I ended up with various versions of Thunderbird all over my file system.
I can start the Thunderbird version I want by navigating to the desired folder and running that shell script. But any thunderbird shortcut I create for my task panel ends up opening the default older version of Thunderbird, or not working at all. And no "mailto" links will openThunderbird anymore, even though browsers etc. show Thunderbird as the app to use.
I have created a mess. Where should all my Thunderbird 11 files be; meaning, in which folder -- usr/lib? or usr/lib/thunderbird? or usr/bin? or usr/[username] ? or...? Yes, I have tried all those places and more...
If I remove thunderbird entirely using the software center, and then re-install it, I end up getting an old version again, even though I have updated the repository. And not all thunderbird files are removed -- the ones I stuck in odd places myself still remain of course.
What's the simplest way of cleaning this up or at least getting my mailto links and panel shortcuts working again?