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Old 02-26-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Cool running thunderbird 10 executable file without to press the run prompt


Hi
I am new on Linux Mint; I have dowloaded thunderbird 10 which puts an executable file which when double clicked promts for run display etc.
I just want to run thunderbird without having to press run to get the execution
I do not know if my system has nautilus but some member wrote to edit the executable textfile with nautilus and set preferences for execution.
could somebody help me?
thank you
sorry to be such a newbie
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Old 02-26-2012, 10:51 AM   #2
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Hi there,

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I have dowloaded thunderbird 10 ...
what do you mean exactly? What exactly have you downloaded and how? - Whatever, the result sounds wrong.
Usually, Thunderbird is already included in a standard Linux Mint installation, so downloading it was unnecessary in the first place, as you can run it directly from the Mint menu.

As a basic rule of thumb: Always use the package manager of your Linux distribution to install or remove software!
For Mint, that would be the Synaptic Package Manager.

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Old 02-26-2012, 12:16 PM   #3
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You're thinking about /thunderbird/thunderbird look in the thunderbird that you downloaded and there will be an executable called thunderbird.
All you have to do is add it to main menu if it's not already there. Then create a desktop icon.
 
Old 02-26-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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Cool

well synaptic did not find the new version of thunderbird so I went to the site of mozilla downloaded the tar.gz2 file, unzipped it and double click on the thunderbird icon extracted which is in fact the executable text which propts you when launched
I understant that synaptic is the way to go but I was aware throug wondows in another ;achine that version 10 was out
thanks for the advice

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Hi there,



what do you mean exactly? What exactly have you downloaded and how? - Whatever, the result sounds wrong.
Usually, Thunderbird is already included in a standard Linux Mint installation, so downloading it was unnecessary in the first place, as you can run it directly from the Mint menu.

As a basic rule of thumb: Always use the package manager of your Linux distribution to install or remove software!
For Mint, that would be the Synaptic Package Manager.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:55 PM   #5
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Hi
the executable are indeed executable texts.... that is what comes out of the tar.bz2, and when I look at it with an editor I do not see (I am not knowledgeable enough) any line which would tell me in a readable manner the file which is launched when I am prompted for run or edit ....
thanks
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You're thinking about /thunderbird/thunderbird look in the thunderbird that you downloaded and there will be an executable called thunderbird.
All you have to do is add it to main menu if it's not already there. Then create a desktop icon.
 
Old 02-26-2012, 02:11 PM   #6
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Hi there,

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well synaptic did not find the new version of thunderbird
very strange - on my two Mint 12 PCs, Synaptic offers me Thunderbird 10.0.2 as the current version. Which is yours, and which did you expect?
Besides, if a new version of a certain software isn't yet distributed by the maintainers of a Linux distro, I would not try to hurry it. Maybe they're still doing compatibility tests or something.

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Old 02-27-2012, 04:28 AM   #7
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Where did you extract it to?
If you extracted to /home/<username>/thunderbird
Go to main menu
Internet select "New Item"
Thunderbird
Command Browse to /home/<username>/thunderbird/thunderbird
<username> change to your username
If you extracted to /opt
/opt/thunderbird/thunderbird
 
Old 02-27-2012, 03:48 PM   #8
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I have mint 9 eudora, and the package manager has 3.1 version for thunderbird....
I know via thunderbird on a windows machine that the new version 10 was out so I wanted to update my windows machine (it worked easily) and the Linux machine (it works if I press run when prompted which is what I wanted to avoid to do)
I have put on the desktop a shortcut to the version 10 (which is the executable text) because i am used to do this with windows
thanks for taking time to help
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Hi there,



very strange - on my two Mint 12 PCs, Synaptic offers me Thunderbird 10.0.2 as the current version. Which is yours, and which did you expect?
Besides, if a new version of a certain software isn't yet distributed by the maintainers of a Linux distro, I would not try to hurry it. Maybe they're still doing compatibility tests or something.

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Old 02-27-2012, 03:59 PM   #9
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Hi
I extracted it to home/user/tmp/thunderbird in which there are some icons : crashreporter, mozilla-xremote client, plugin container, thunderbird-bin, updater
run mozilla-sh, and thunderbird; it is the last one that double clicked sends the prompt and when i press run launches thunderbird 10
thanks for helping
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Where did you extract it to?
If you extracted to /home/<username>/thunderbird
Go to main menu
Internet select "New Item"
Thunderbird
Command Browse to /home/<username>/thunderbird/thunderbird
<username> change to your username
If you extracted to /opt
/opt/thunderbird/thunderbird
 
Old 02-28-2012, 01:00 AM   #10
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There is an executeable called thunderbird,that's the 1 you want to run
 
  


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