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Old 11-04-2013, 12:18 PM   #1
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installing thunderbird-24.1. tar bz2


I just moved over from Ubuntu and I am still gettng my feet wet in a manner of speaking. I want to install Mozilla Thunderbird on my openSUSE would I use this command in the terminal:

sudo zypper tar xvvf thunderbird-24.1.0.tar.bz2

Old 11-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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I found Thunderbird in my openSUSE so was able to install it okay. Still hat commandline of: 'sudo zypper xvjf filename tar bz2' Would that work in most instances?

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Old 11-10-2013, 05:26 PM   #3
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zypper is for the management of rpm packages that are built for the opensuse distribution. It doesn't let you do it with a source file. You can use a source tarball if you want, but you'll have to know how to compile it from source.

If you're not familiar with zypper, I would start with this article:

To find thunderbird, you can use the search option.
# zypper search thunderbird
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...

S | Name                                   | Summary                | Type      
  | MozillaThunderbird                     | The Stand-Alone Mozi-> | package   
  | MozillaThunderbird                     | The Stand-Alone Mozi-> | srcpackage
  | MozillaThunderbird-buildsymbols        | Breakpad buildsymbol-> | package   
  | MozillaThunderbird-devel               | Mozilla Thunderbird -> | package   
  | MozillaThunderbird-translations-common | Common translations -> | package   
  | MozillaThunderbird-translations-other  | Extra translations f-> | package   
  | tracker-miner-thunderbird              | Tracker miner to ind-> | package
Installing thunderbird is simply accomplished by issuing zypper install MozillaThunderbird.


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