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Old 03-07-2005, 01:10 PM   #1
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How Do I Install Thunderbird?

I've downloaded and extraced the latest version of Thunderbird from mozilla .org. I've also downloaded and installed linc-1.0.3-3.1.i386.rpm and ran touch .autoreg as suggested in the release notes.

At this point, I'm not sure what I need to do to actually run Thunderbird? Can anyone help me out?

Also, where do I need to put Thunderbird to allow other users on my machine to run it? Right now it's in my personal directory.

Thanks for your help.
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I have Thunderbird in /opt and have created a link in my menu to /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird. Once the tarball is extracted, you have everything you need to run Thunderbird.
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untar it, move it somewhere (mine's in /usr/local/thunderbird, my mom's is in /opt/thunderbird) then make a symlink from the thunderbird executable (mine: /usr/local/thunderbird/thunderbird) to somewhere in your /usr/local/bin. e.g:
ln -s /usr/local/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/local/bin/thunderbird
then each user need only type 'thunderbird' to run it.
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It Works!

Great advice. I had no idea what to do with it.

For closure, I also had an error message that stated I needed After more digging, I found that it was available as part of xorg-x11-deprecated-libs-6.8.1-12.i386.rpm on disk 2 of my Fedora Core 3 installation disks.


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