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Old 08-28-2003, 08:20 AM   #1
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mozilla thunderbird install problems

i'm running Mandrake 9.0 and i am having problems installing(?) thunderbird. i have the folder unzipped/packed, but i can't find anything to run it. i've went in the folder and clicked on everything to get it up and going(worked for firebird)...can anyone help?

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Old 08-28-2003, 11:19 AM   #2
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ok this would be alot more painless if we do this from the open up your terminal, and go into the untarred folder, and read the file called INSTALL....if that doesn't exist still try what i will say below...
typically (if the file is there) they'll tell you to do:
su -c "make install"
type root password
so first and foremost, just check and see if there is a file called:
in the folder and if so, do what i said above, if not post the contents of the folder:
ls -alc
will show what we need to see...
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Doesn't Thunderbird run just by running the "thunderbird" script in the folder after you untar it?
Old 08-28-2003, 12:43 PM   #4
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i have no idea....i don't use it...he just said he couldn't install it, so i gave him typical steps...and if thats the case, then bosewicht now has a backup plan if one or the other doesn't work
Old 08-28-2003, 02:10 PM   #5
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i've installed thunderbird recently, and you can't launch it by clicking on it in a gui, you have to type thunderbird in a terminal (inside the directory). alternatively, you can right-click on the desktop or panel and add launcher, then link it to that file. then you can just click the launcher and presto!


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