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Old 01-23-2009, 06:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation Problem in installing thunderbird on red hat linux

Hello friends
I'm using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 ; right now I've downloaded thunderbird tar-ball. Well then unpacked it in
directory correctly in root s home-directory. It is in /root . Now when try to install it by running

./thunderbird/thunderbird or ./thunderbird/thunderbird-bin : it gives error saying ./thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
No such file or directory

Also tried it with yum; but it also gives error
so is there any way to get the thing running?
Old 01-23-2009, 09:43 PM   #2
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Do you have the library on your system? Type locate to check. If it is missing the package xulrunner provides

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Old 01-24-2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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'./thunderbird/thunderbird will probably not work.

Instead do 'cd thunderbird' and then './thunderbird'

Suggest : link the script 'thunderbird' inside thunderbird/
to /usr/local/bin/ , then it is in your path.

/root/ is not meant for packages. Should be used for nothing.
Please use /home/"user", /usr/local/ or /opt/

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Old 01-24-2009, 02:43 PM   #4
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Since RHEL comes with support from RH, why not call them? That is what you are paying for.
Old 01-25-2009, 10:17 AM   #5
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Well guys i have solved this issue . All I done is I searched rpm for thunderbird and then installed it.
thanks for all your suggetions.


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