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Old 07-08-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
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mozilla-thunderbird-3.1.11


Received the security e-mail concerning Thunderbird, but isn't the latest
version number 5.0, not 3.1.11?
Thanks.
 
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Old 07-08-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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I'm using thunderbird 5.0 if that helps.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 06:54 PM   #3
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That update took a while to show up. 3.1.11 came out a couple of weeks ago.
I was starting to think it had slipped under Pat's radar.

I think 3.1 and 5 of thunderbird are like the 3.6 and 4 of Firefox and both will be supported for a while, but I've no idea how long mozilla plan to keep up maintenance on the 3.1.xx series.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 06:55 PM   #4
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Thunderbird 5 seems pretty decent. I've not had any issues with it on W7.
 
Old 07-08-2011, 07:37 PM   #5
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That update took a while to show up. 3.1.11 came out a couple of weeks ago.
I was starting to think it had slipped under Pat's radar.
Ditto.

As version 5 was released on 28 June I was quite surprised to see the 3.1.11 patch released today.

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Old 07-08-2011, 11:20 PM   #6
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Running Slackware64-13.1:
I`m using Thunderbird 5 (64bits) installed under /opt directory.
I just downloaded the thunderbird-5.0.tar.bz2 file, extracted it under /opt and configured the kde menu etc... to run it.
It works fine.
Is there any security issue with this procedure?
 
Old 07-08-2011, 11:27 PM   #7
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Too many things changed in 5. The previous slackbuild is no longer working. Guess I'll for Pat's.
 
Old 07-09-2011, 11:21 PM   #8
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I think 3.1 and 5 of thunderbird are like the 3.6 and 4 of Firefox and both will be supported for a while, but I've no idea how long mozilla plan to keep up maintenance on the 3.1.xx series.
FTR firefox 4 isnt supported anymore, only 3.x and 5.
 
Old 07-10-2011, 05:26 AM   #9
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FTR firefox 4 isnt supported anymore, only 3.x and 5.
Yes, but FF 4 and 5 are more or less the same branch, it's just that they changed the way they do version numbering. FF 3.6 is still supported, and that's what I was wondering about. Will Thunderbird 3.1 be given the same treatment as FF 3.6, or has it now dead-ended and everyone needs to update to TB 5?
 
Old 07-10-2011, 11:12 AM   #10
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TB 5.0 will likely show up in -current at some point. I can wait.
 
Old 07-11-2011, 02:35 AM   #11
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Hi there.

I modified a bit original slackware slackbuild for the tb-5.0. Using it for about a week and like it very much. So if anyone wants to test it, here is a modified slackbuild.

The sources can be found here: ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/thunderbir...source.tar.bz2

If build do not work for you, remove cairomm. It creates a version conflict during build. At least it was like this for me.

PS prebuilt package for x86_64 as well as sources can be also found here:
ftp://vt.dyndns-at-home.com/linux/sl...a-thunderbird/
Attached Files
File Type: txt mozilla-thunderbird.SlackBuild.txt (5.6 KB, 14 views)

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Old 07-11-2011, 04:16 PM   #12
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Thanks. Greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #13
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What dependencies does Thunderbird 5 have that aren't in the stable branch? Is it only cairomm?
 
Old 07-12-2011, 12:11 AM   #14
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What dependencies does Thunderbird 5 have that aren't in the stable branch? Is it only cairomm?
No extra dependencies, he had to remove cairomm (he must be using GNOME.)

EDIT: although I did have to add a line to prevent an error in the build due to my using a 3.0 kernel

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tar xvf $CWD/thunderbird-$VERSION.source.tar.bz2 || exit 1
cd comm-$MOZVERS || exit 1
cp mozilla/security/coreconf/Linux2.6.mk mozilla/security/coreconf/Linux3.0.mk

Last edited by andrewthomas; 07-12-2011 at 09:23 AM. Reason: added slackbuild modification
 
Old 07-12-2011, 04:44 AM   #15
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I didn't check the dependencies list itself. I just tried to build thunderbird 5 on my system (slackware64-current). I went through trial and error during compiling. Some folder names has changed as compared to 3.x.x versions. Configure was also giving error of the pkgconfig for some part of cairo (do not remember which one). But I had cairo-10.x from current, and cairomm-9.x from SBo (I installed as dependency for something). After I removed cairomm from my system, thunderbird was configured normally and build process went fine. Another change was for mimetypes. I had to remove appropriate line from slackbuild.
 
  


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