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Old 10-01-2003, 11:23 AM   #1
satimis
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Installing Mozilla_thunderbird question


Hi all folks,

I have thunderbird-0.2-i686-pc-linux-gtk2-gnu.tar.bz2 downloaded and untared but could not find the installation instruction. Any folk has previous experience in installing it? Where can I find the instruction manual. OR just

$ ./configure
$ make
$ su -
# make install

will complete the job.

Kindly advice.

Thanks in advance.

B.R.
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Old 10-01-2003, 02:08 PM   #2
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Simply untar the archive where you want it to live. I have created a directory under /usr/local for Mozilla apps that I call mozilla.org.

So just use "su" to gain root privileges, cd to /usr/local/mozilla.org (or wherever you want it to live) and untar it (tar xfvj filename.tar.bz2).
Now, you'll see that the executable (simply called "thunderbird") is not in the path. You can create a symbolic link to the thunderbird executable in the /usr/local/bin dir to make it available from anywhere.

As root (still) do:
# cd /usr/local/bin
# ln -s ../mozilla.org/thunderbird/thunderbird .

Type "exit" to exit superuser mode and now you can type "thunderbird" anywhere or create a launcher (shortcut, whatever it's called in your desktop system) and just link it to "thunderbird" (no path needed).

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Old 10-01-2003, 10:19 PM   #3
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Originally posted by hw-tph
Simply untar the archive where you want it to live. I have created a directory under /usr/local for Mozilla apps that I call mozilla.org.

So just use "su" to gain root privileges, cd to /usr/local/mozilla.org (or wherever you want it to live) and untar it (tar xfvj filename.tar.bz2).
Now, you'll see that the executable (simply called "thunderbird") is not in the path. You can create a symbolic link to the thunderbird executable in the /usr/local/bin dir to make it available from anywhere.

As root (still) do:
# cd /usr/local/bin
# ln -s ../mozilla.org/thunderbird/thunderbird .

Type "exit" to exit superuser mode and now you can type "thunderbird" anywhere or create a launcher (shortcut, whatever it's called in your desktop system) and just link it to "thunderbird" (no path needed).

hw
Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I took following steps

# mv /home/satimis/Download/Mozilla_thunderbird/thunderbird/ /usr/local/Thunderbird/
(Remark: previously I already untared it on the abovementioned folder)

# cd /usr/bin
# ln -s ../Thunderbird/thunderbird

then I can evoke 'thunderbird' as USER by typing 'thunderbird' + Enter but there is a warning on the terminal saying 'need to reset thread root key'. I have no idea what does it mean???

Remark:
# cd /usr/local/bin
could not work. On typing 'thunderbird'+ Enter, it said could not locate 'thunderbird' on bash

1) Do you know is there a mailing list for 'Thunderbird' not the discussion forum
2) How to integrade 'spamassassin' to Thunderbird.

Thanks in advance.

B.R.
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