View Full Version : [ubuntu] Installing thunderbird 3.1

June 12th, 2011, 04:01 AM
Hi Folks, I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and I am keen to learn the ropes:D
I have just downloaded thunderbird 3.1 and I am struggling with the process of installing it, so I can start to use it. I have got as far as:
1.what should firefox do with this file? I clicked open with (active manager-default)
2.I then clicked "extract" and I am stuck there.
3. Which one should I click to extract:
a. all files? - b. selected files? or the third one files.................(i do not get this one yet)
which one should I click?
a. recreate folders - b. overwrite exisiting files etc

Your help would be tremendous:D

June 12th, 2011, 04:04 AM
Do you have another version of thunderbird installed?

June 12th, 2011, 11:04 AM
Thunderbird 3.1 is available in the Ubuntu Software Center, that would be easier to install and update. I guess you downloaded a tar file? I think you can just create a new folder e.g. on your desktop and extract all the files there. There should be a binary file, if click on it Thunderbird should start.

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June 12th, 2011, 11:06 AM
According to Synaptic, Thunderbird 3 is in the Ubuntu repository. Which means you can download it from Software Center, Synaptic or sudo apt-get install thunderbird at the terminal.