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Old 02-17-2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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Question Need help installing thunderbird


Hi, I'm a newbie to linux and just installed fedora 10. Installation was a breeze and was amazed as how linux installed all my drivers and network.
Only I ran into a problem because I downloaded Mozilla thunderbird to install it in my new linux and i keep hitting different files that look like setup files, i even right clicked and asked to use the installer, and none of it works. I unzipped the file, I even tried the installer to run the zipped tar file etc. It's been a nightmare. I tried going to faq's and installation instructions etc. and it's all in greek and very cumbersome. So I would appreciate it if some one can help me out. Also, I tried running avi files mppg etc with the fedora multimedia viewer and I don't know where to download codecs for it. I hit searhc from the app itself and always tells me that it can't find them.

Thank you.

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Old 02-17-2009, 12:51 AM   #2
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If you have got working internet connection, installing packages on F10 should not be a problem. Use the default package manager that comes with it that is YUM.

eg:

Code:
 yum install thunderbird
Use yum to install any package you need.

yum install <package-name>
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:31 AM   #3
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and if you are unsure of a name of a program use the " add & remove software "and it will show you what can be installed
listed under " system/ administration " at the top of the Gnome desktop
you might also want to read a few help pages/ guides
http://www.dnmouse.org/
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f10.html
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:34 AM   #4
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That was useful post from John. I missed on that front.
You can use command line yum to list it.

Code:
yum list
will list all the packages that are available through yum. man yum will give you more options.
 
Old 02-17-2009, 02:54 AM   #5
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i was going to do " yum list " but that list is
-- let's see " yum list > list" is 1.4 Meg and 18,350 lines long
But i like yumex better
Code:
 yum install yumex
 
Old 02-17-2009, 03:40 AM   #6
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Yeah it gives big list. You can always use |less or grep to find a particular package so not that bad idea to use it anyhow.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 02:11 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by linuxlover.chaitanya View Post
If you have got working internet connection, installing packages on F10 should not be a problem. Use the default package manager that comes with it that is YUM.

eg:

Code:
 yum install thunderbird
Use yum to install any package you need.

yum install <package-name>
Thank you chaitanya for your help. I want to thank the others too but I don't know how to do it at the same time so Thank you all who replied to my post. I'm going to try it out tomorow and let you all know how it worked.

qbnito
 
Old 02-18-2009, 11:49 AM   #8
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if your desktop is Gnome ( fedora default) then at the top of the screen .
Click on Applications / System Tools / Terminal
then type in
Code:
 yum install thunderbird
or
System / Administration / Add and Remove Software
and look for thunderbird ,then put a check it the checkbox

you might also want to read up on some fedora basics
the links here in " Read This First "
http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forumdisplay.php?f=61
and DangerMouse's guid
http://www.dnmouse.org/
and "mjm wired" fedora 10 guide
http://www.mjmwired.net/resources/mjm-fedora-f10.html

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