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Old 03-05-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy stuck with Thunderbird installation, what now?

I'm trying to install Thunderbird on Mandrake 10.1

So far I've managed to untar the file (thunderbird1.0.tar.gz) and no go after that. Have a look at the console instructions, I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong.

[root@localhost thunderbird]# pwd
[root@localhost thunderbird]# ./configure && make
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

or if I type it differently the result is the same:

[root@localhost thunderbird]# ./configure
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory

I'm in thunderbird directory where I untarred the file, am I not? why does it keep on telling me there's no such directory? Thanks for any constructive input.

BTW, how can I read the Readme.txt file?
[root@localhost thunderbird]# ls
chrome/** mozilla-xremote-client*
components/* libsoftokn3.chk* README.txt*
components.ini*** res/
extensions/** thunderbird*
greprefs/** thunderbird-bin*
icons/** xpicleanup*
init.d/* LICENSE.txt*
[root@localhost thunderbird]#
Old 03-05-2005, 10:55 AM   #2
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You don't have to configure it or make it, just run the executable file in the directory called thunderbird.
Old 03-05-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
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You don't need to compile it. Just run:
Old 03-06-2005, 06:24 AM   #4
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Thank you david_ross and Optimistic for your replies. I wish I had known it was that simple, my problem is fixed.


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