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Old 09-23-2008, 10:07 PM   #1
haywardham
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basically wants to download thunderbird to my system fc6 and replace evolution


1.have downloaded thunderbird from mozilla ..and it's on my desktop...but have yet know how to make it part of the operating system and replace evolution.
2.then i was told to create a home repo or get yum to recognize rivna.org so it can download any needed program to run on my system.
3.i basically just want to run thunderbird and not use evolution..and ending up more confused than ever....
4. not even sure this is where i create a post-haywardham
 
Old 09-23-2008, 10:16 PM   #2
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welcome to LQ!!

Thunderbird should be available in your package manager, but it is easy to install the way you have it. Running as root, move the file to /opt and then run tar -xzvf thun*. You'll then have a new folder named thunderbird....... cd into this and you'll see a command named "thunderbird". Running this opens the program.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 12:00 AM   #3
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Just FYI, FC6 is now obsolete (as in no more updates). You might want to consider getting Fedora 8 or 9.
Also, I'd go with getting T'bird using the pkg mgr rather than by hand. It'll handle any dependencies for you.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 12:55 AM   #4
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seeing as fedora6 is pasted it's EOL and with the new keys there are NO working repos to install from .
You might as well remove yum seeing as it will no longer work on fedora 6
Fedora 10 is in testing.
 
Old 09-24-2008, 06:43 PM   #5
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Thanks (pixallany,chrism01 and johnvv).
1. I know that I have downloaded thunderbird directly from Mozilla,and tried to turn it into a folder after it got unzipped.But it sat on the desktop.
2. I also know that I did something to create the (sudo)key,but not sure what happened to it...
3.I tried to set it up like this:
sudo yum -y install thunderbird..and it went on to install from local repo,resolved dependencies cleared the transaction and compteted the whole process.
4.Now when I look into the system>preferencesmore preferences>preferred application, there is thunderbird along with evolution.
5.What should I expect when I select Tbird instead of evolution? Would I be automatically start to configure thunderbird?...I just want to make sure that's the correct step to take to change over from evolution to thunderbird.
Sorry for being so windy.Anyone's one sentence response would be sufficient.
Thanks.(haywardham)
 
Old 09-25-2008, 07:28 AM   #6
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When you first run Thunderbird, it will offer to import files and settings from other applications. I don't remember if it can import form Evolution. Once you have it configured and running, then you can make it the default mail client.

Go ahead and start Thunderbird. You can't hurt anything---even if it is running at the same time as Evolution.

One caution: In POP mode, Thunderbird removes messages from the server. To change that, you have to tell it (during setup) not to fetch messages. Then go into account settings, change the settings so it leaves messages on the server, and THEN configure it to check messages.
 
  


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