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Old 04-22-2005, 03:40 PM   #1
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Thunderbird install on Fedora (FC3)

Hi there,

I am quite a newbie on a Linux machine for desktop use and encounter the following problem:

installing Thunderbird on FC3. I gunzip the .....tar.gz and then untar. I check the rights and it has execute right (r+x). Next I try to run the thunderbird file (./thunderbird or sh thunderbird or double click). But it does not execute. Also in graphical mode it shows no 'sh' sign.
I did the same thing on my Fedora core 2 and it worked. Now in FC3 it does not.

Can anyone help please?

Saludos Marcel
Old 04-22-2005, 04:11 PM   #2
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Run from console, and see what output is posted to the console. Some errors probably, if the thing won't start.
Old 04-22-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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I run it with 'sh thunderbird' getting the following error:
"./thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open
shared object file: No such file or directory"

and runnning with './thunderbird' it says "Bash: thunderbird: No such file or directory"

I do not understand why... anyone??

Anyway, I found a workaround. I am ashamed
does this help finding the solution? I hope, thanks!! I must have been blind: Thunderbird can be selected on the FC3 distribution. So I now added the RPM from disk2 instead of trying the tar.gz (which I still dont understand wqhy it is not working)

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