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December 12th, 2009, 07:35 AM
So, I just downloaded the thunderbird 3 from mozilla's website and I was wondering how do I install it?

Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks

December 12th, 2009, 07:39 AM
Here you go:

December 12th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Here you go:

okay so I used the code from the site you mentioned...

if [[ ! -f /usr/bin/thunderbird ]]; then sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install thunderbird; fi && if [[ -e ~/.mozilla-thunderbird ]]; then cp -R ~/.mozilla-thunderbird ~/.mozilla-thunderbird.backup; fi && if [[ -e ~/.thunderbird ]]; then cp -R ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird.backup; fi && sudo tar -jxvf thunderbird-3*.tar.bz2 -C /opt && rm thunderbird-3*.tar.bz2 && sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/thunderbird.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/thunderbird && sudo ln - s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird && sudo dpkg- divert --divert /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbird && sudo ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/mozilla-thunderbirdAfter entering the code i got the following error when I tried to launch thunderbird

"Could not launch 'Mozilla Thunderbird Mail/News'
Failed to execute child process
"thunderbird" (No such fire or directory)

EDIT: I created the folder thunderbird in the /usr/bin/ directory...and now i keep getting permission denied error message when i try to open thunderbird

December 12th, 2009, 08:04 AM
I think the PPA at the bottom of the psychocats page is the easiest way of installing. I tried the script install without seeing that the targz had to be in home 1st and had no luck. The I don't think the PPA is as up to date as the Mozilla download but it still works fine.

I think aysiu will help you with the Mozilla install if given enough time.

December 12th, 2009, 08:23 AM
Actually I just figured it out...After using the code I actually looked at the code to see what it did..I got it working...I just had to update the command in the launcher properties...
It was set to "thunderbird %u". I just changed it to "/opt/thunderbird/thunderbird" and it worked.

But thanks anyways.

December 12th, 2009, 07:56 PM
Sorry. For some reason, a space creeped into one of the commands (between the - and the s).

Should be fixed now.

December 12th, 2009, 08:52 PM
So much for Ubuntu being "as good as windows" for regular user... ;)

Thanks for this command, it finally did the trick after I spent some one hour looking for how to install that downloaded thunderbird 3...

December 13th, 2009, 01:17 PM
The easiest way to install Thunderbird 3.0 in Karmic is by using the Mozilla Beta PPA (https://launchpad.net/~micahg/+archive/mozilla-beta). As of today it has Shredder RC3, which is by all practical means identical to the final Thunderbird 3 release.

The build from this PPA will integrate better into your Ubuntu and look much nicer than Mozilla's own. Plus, unlike the Mozilla Daily Build PPA (https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ppa), you'll only get milestone releases, not daily updates.

@Sejanus: Declaring Ubuntu inferior to Windows whenever something doesn't work as you expect, even half-jokingly, is considered bad manners around here. Don't do it. It's trolling and won't make you any friends.