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Old 12-13-2005, 10:46 AM   #16
Robeasts
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Trouble installing Thunderbird


Here are the steps I have done so. I moved the file "thunderbird-1.0.7.tar.gz" to the /usr/lib directory. I then extracted by using the "tar xvzf thunderbird-1.0.7.tar.gz". This created a folder within this directory called "thunderbird". I then switched to that directory. I then typed in "./thunderbird". I get the following error:

"./thunderbird-bin:error while loading shared libraries:libstdc++.so.5:cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

So just to see what happens I typed in "./thunderbird-bin". I get the following error:

"./thunderbird-bin:error while loading shared libraries: libmozjs.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-13-2005, 11:09 AM   #17
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Looks like you need to install libstdc++.so.5

Should be able to find it by googling.

Itt would help if you said what distro you were using.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 08:54 AM   #18
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I'm having the same problem. The tarballs for Firefox and Thunderbird contain no form of installer. Also--no instructions, either. The readme.txt files point you to getthunderbird.com/releases or get firefox or whatever. There, the "installation instructions" skip "Linux". Then, below in the other issues section there's a hack for FC3, which I tried and it didn't work.

My Fresh FC4 install includes 1.0.x versions of firefox and thunderbird. Great! I'm going with those. The 1.5 versions seem to be "non-installable."

(btw: Installation instructions missing or mismatching the download? I've had the same problem with Open Office new version as well.)
 
Old 02-22-2006, 08:10 PM   #19
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If you download Thunderbird OR Firefox from Mozilla as tar.gz files, the directions are the same: basically, "extract and run." I just spent yesterday evening trying to get Thunderbird running, after spending about 10 minutes getting the latest version of Firefox functioning on my Debian 3.1 system.

The directions given by Mozilla kinda work - IF you extract the tar into the /usr/local/lib directory. If, like me, you don't know any better and extract somewhere else, say /usr/local/bin, the script files won't work. Doesn't run. Cryptic failure messages, too, IMO - but what do I know?

Anyway, when I extracted into /usr/local/lib, and used that directory in my IceWm menu, Thunderbird worked fine without any additional "tweaking." Otherwise, I suspect, I would need to rewrite both script files - not something I'm ready for yet, I think.

Good luck.
 
Old 08-19-2006, 10:26 AM   #20
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Lightbulb My way

This is how I installed Thunderbird:

Distro: SuSE 10.01

(1) I downloaded thunderbird-1.5.0.5.tar.gz to my downloads folder.
(2) Clicked on OPEN from the Firefox download dialogue.
(3) Copied the thunderbird directory to my bin folder.
(4) I then created a Link to Application by right clicking on my desktop, under the Application tab, Command: I browsed for thunderbird, then clicked on OK.
(5) Then I just click on the newly created icon on the desktop.

I must add that I am a very new user to Linux, and I am fairly sure that there is an easier way to do it, but it worked for me!

Thanks to the other udeas and suggestions on this thread, I wouldn't have been able to do it without that help.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 09:39 AM   #21
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Installation help for Fedora Core 4

Anyone know how to install Thunderbird 1.5 on to Fedora Cord 4? I've downloaded the tar and uncompressed it. Put the "Thunderbird" folder in the root directory. I try following the steps outlined for SuSE 10 but am unable to follow it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 10:31 AM   #22
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Thunderbird Installation for Fedorda Core 4

Found another site that was able to give me the answer. This is what you need to do for Fedora Core 4:

Open a terminal and do a "yum -y install thunderbird" as root. I did this while in the Thunderbird folder. I'm not sure if you need to do this as it appears to download updates from the web.

For Thunderbird go to "Applications" > "Internet" > "Thunderbird Email". You can choose Thunderbird as your default email client by going to "Desktop" > "Preferences" > "More Preferences" > "Preferred Applications" and selecting "Thunderbird Mail" in the drop-down menu under the Mail Reader tab.

Cheers.
 
Old 11-17-2007, 03:41 AM   #23
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Quote:
Found another site that was able to give me the answer. This is what you need to do for Fedora Core 4:

Open a terminal and do a "yum -y install thunderbird" as root. I did this while in the Thunderbird folder. I'm not sure if you need to do this as it appears to download updates from the web.

For Thunderbird go to "Applications" > "Internet" > "Thunderbird Email". You can choose Thunderbird as your default email client by going to "Desktop" > "Preferences" > "More Preferences" > "Preferred Applications" and selecting "Thunderbird Mail" in the drop-down menu under the Mail Reader tab.
I guess you meant the following site in link below:
http://stanton-finley.net/fedora_cor...s.html#Firefox
 
  


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