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Old 02-26-2004, 08:29 PM   #1
tez
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Trying to load Thunderbird - cannot locate file


Hi,

I just untarred Thunderbird into a directory, and when I go to run it in KDE, it comes up with a message

"Could't find the program Thunderbird"

Ive installed it nder /usr/local

any ideas?

Thanks

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Old 02-26-2004, 08:49 PM   #2
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I just untarred Thunderbird into a directory, and when I go to run it in KDE, it comes up with a message

"Could't find the program Thunderbird"

Ive installed it nder /usr/local

any ideas?
did you install it, or just untar it?
 
Old 02-26-2004, 09:06 PM   #3
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Tried a couple of ways.

Extract using KDE, and untarring it in shell.

Is this wrong?
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:31 AM   #4
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you can untar it a couple of different ways, that however is only part of the install process for a src file. after you unpack the tarball you should have a number of files, one of which will be a readme, or install instructions. usually after unpacking the tar ball it's as simple as

./configure

make

su
password
make install

there is a great guide here on the forum, have a read.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=45094
 
Old 02-27-2004, 09:05 AM   #5
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I just untarred Thunderbird into a directory, and when I go to run it in KDE, it comes up with a message

"Could't find the program Thunderbird"
Thunderbird doesn't need installing (AFAIK), at least 0.4 didn't. Anyway, try opening a console, changing to the directory and running Thunderbird that way to see any error messages. Sometimes just clicking the file in Konqueror spits out that error.

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