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Old 06-16-2012, 02:24 AM   #1
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Question update Thunderbird in Linux Mint 12.04 Debian (Xfce/MATE/Cinnamon)


How do I update Thunderbird in LMDE2012.04 MATE? Since installing LMDE1204, Thunderbird recommend I update to 12.01 but never could get it to load the update from T-bird and don't know how or where to put the extracted files if I download the zipped update from the T-bird website. Now T-bird recommends I update to 13, but still won't connect to the server to install the update.
Thank you for your consideration, I hope I haven't duplicated any already answered requests, I didn't find any but i'm new.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 02:44 AM   #2
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Open Software Manager and search for Thanderbire update and install the same.

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Old 06-16-2012, 02:52 AM   #3
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You can't use the builtin update function , you will need to wait until a new version is in the LMDE repos.

Linux Mint Forums • View topic - How long until Firefox 13 is in LMDE repo? : http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopi...104386&start=0


Or just download both Firefox and Thunderbird directly from Mozilla.
 
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Old 06-16-2012, 03:03 AM   #4
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I believe that if there's an update available just like my firefox install on Debian, you can go to "Help" "About" & if there's an update there will be a notice that there is just click on it & it will update.
 
Old 06-16-2012, 05:17 PM   #5
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I've downloaded Thunderbird 12 from the website but can't find info on where to extract the files to, there doesn't seem to be an installer in the zip file "thunderbird-12.0.1.tar.bz2" so that is as far as i got + Craig is right, there is not bulletin update function, it just searches forever when i try that. so will wait, it doesn't seem to hamper anything. Thanks a lot people.

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Old 06-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #6
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Personally I would leave it and wait for it to be updated in the repositories. If you feel there is a specific vulnerability you face using the older version then, perhaps, check the Mint website and any forums to see whether there's a fix out rather than a version update.
If you really want the most up to date Thunderbird then you can use the version you downloaded, but unless you have a specific reason for it I would suggest you stick with what you have.
 
Old 06-17-2012, 02:46 AM   #7
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Most likely just like google & firefox it would be /home with no root privileges or for all users /opt.
 
  


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