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DJOtaku 02-20-2005 10:44 PM

Mozilla Thunderbird Install
 
The Thunderbird install instructions for Linux say to just untar the file and run the program. I have two questions:

1) for consistency with other programs, where should I put the Thunderbird folder?

2) what command do I type so that I can type "thunderbird" from anywhere in a terminal or "run" menu and launch it ? (I think this has something to do with Symbolic links, but I'm not 100% sure where I should create the link to allow this.)

Thanks,

deepsix 02-20-2005 10:53 PM

Re: Mozilla Thunderbird Install
 
Quote:

Originally posted by DJOtaku
The Thunderbird install instructions for Linux say to just untar the file and run the program. I have two questions:

1) for consistency with other programs, where should I put the Thunderbird folder?

a good location would be /usr/local


2) what command do I type so that I can type "thunderbird" from anywhere in a terminal or "run" menu and launch it ? (I think this has something to do with Symbolic links, but I'm not 100% sure where I should create the link to allow this.)

as root change directory /usr/bin
ln -s /usr/local/firebirddirectory/firebird executable ..........should work

Thanks,


DJOtaku 02-20-2005 11:27 PM

thank you, that was quite helpful.


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