[SOLVED] update Thunderbird in Linux Mint 12.04 Debian (Xfce/MATE/Cinnamon)
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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.
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.
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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OS: Linux Mint Debian Edition; Kernel Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (x86_64)
Distribution: Debian Sid AMD64, Raspbian Wheezy, various VMs
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.