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Old 04-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question I need to learn how to upgrade thunderbird from 3.1 to 11.1


A friend setup my computer approx. 3 yrs ago with Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1
Now I have a message come on the screen that 3.1 will no longer be serviced so I need to learn how to do the upgrade before April 24, 2012
Thanks for any and all help.
 
Old 04-04-2012, 09:59 PM   #2
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:05 PM   #3
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If you are in Ubuntu you can do this:
Open a terminal and follow the following steps.

Code:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
press enter then
type your password and press enter again and type
Code:
$ sudo apt-get update
press enter and type your password if prompted press enter again and type

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
press enter again, type password again and press enter again.

If you are in Linux Mint It might work too who knows.

Good luck to you
 
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #4
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Assuming that you use Ubuntu (as the icon in your stats shows) and seeing the date 24th of April I assume that you use Ubuntu 10.10. In that case it is not only that Thunderbird will be not longer supported, but your whole OS will become unsupported in April.
So you should upgrade the whole OS, not only Thnderbird (in fact, Thunderbird will be upgraded automatically if you upgrade the OS).
The only other Ubuntu version with Thunderbird 3.1 was 11.04, which has support until October, so you should become familiar to the thought to upgrade the whole system.
 
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:49 PM   #5
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Thanks

Thanks for the info. I will try installing 11.1 ubuntu
 
Old 04-05-2012, 06:50 PM   #6
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Quote:
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A friend setup my computer approx. 3 yrs ago with Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1
Now I have a message come on the screen that 3.1 will no longer be serviced so I need to learn how to do the upgrade before April 24, 2012
Thanks for any and all help.
3 years ago? Maybe you can give a detail of you Linux running on your computer. So we can give some ideas to you.
 
Old 04-05-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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3 years ago? Maybe you can give a detail of you Linux running on your computer. So we can give some ideas to you.
Thanks for the reply. I already got this one worked out.
 
Old 04-07-2012, 03:34 PM   #8
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MINT

Thanks very much!
I am on Mint and it was just the ticket.
 
Old 04-07-2012, 03:36 PM   #9
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On MINT

Quote:
Originally Posted by TroN-0074 View Post
If you are in Ubuntu you can do this:
Open a terminal and follow the following steps.

Code:
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
press enter then
type your password and press enter again and type
Code:
$ sudo apt-get update
press enter and type your password if prompted press enter again and type

Code:
$ sudo apt-get install thunderbird
press enter again, type password again and press enter again.

If you are in Linux Mint It might work too who knows.

Good luck to you
Thanks! It does work on MINT julia , like a charm!
 
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