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    HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Mozilla Sunbird is now installable by using Synaptic or apt-get. This is the recommended installation method for most users.


    Here's an easy, straight-forward install of Mozilla Sunbird.

    Open a terminal

    We're going to install it to the /opt directory, so:

    Code:
    cd /opt
    Then download Sunbird
    Code:
    sudo wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/sunbird/releases/0.7rc3/linux-i686/en-US/sunbird-0.7rc3.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz
    Now extract Sunbird to a folder named sunbird in /opt
    Code:
    sudo tar -xvf sunbird-0.7rc3.en-US.linux-i686.tar.gz
    This gives ownership of the sunbird directory to root.
    Code:
    sudo chown -R root:root /opt/sunbird/
    Now make a script to redirect to sunbird folder in /opt
    Code:
    sudo gedit /usr/bin/sunbird.sh
    In the document that opens, copy this into it:
    Code:
    cd /opt/sunbird/
    ./sunbird
    Save and close the document.

    Now make the script that was just made executable
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/sunbird.sh
    Now create a entry in the appilcations menu
    Code:
    sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/sunbird.desktop
    In the document that opens, enter:
    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Sunbird
    Comment=Calendar Application
    Exec=sunbird.sh
    Icon=/opt/sunbird/chrome/icons/default/default.xpm
    Terminal=false
    Type=Application
    Categories=Application;Office;
    Save the document and enjoy.

    Howto courtesy of knowledge76.com
    Last edited by DCM36; November 15th, 2007 at 05:23 AM. Reason: Updated to latest verison

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Thanks for the info. Now I have Windows, Linux, and Mac sharing webdav and local calendars. The only thing missing now is a Pocket PC version

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    My goodness it works!
    Thank you DCM36!

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Works great thank you very much.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Is there any package?
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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Quote Originally Posted by lyly View Post
    Is there any package?
    Not at the moment.. I might have some time to do it in a bit, and if I do I'll post back.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    nice. worked perfectly. thanks.

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Yeah! Worked great! Is this a general outline to installing other programs not in Synaptic?

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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Another way is to load the extension for sunbird into thunderbird. I've done it on windows but not on my linux box yet. Looks good in windows.
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    Re: HOWTO: Install Mozilla Sunbird

    Excellent. Worked like a charm. Learned a few things too about Linux programs in the process. Thank you!

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