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Old 29th November 2004, 09:07 PM
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How to install Mozilla Thunderbird

I have dl'ed Mozilla Thunderbird but have not installed it
yet.


Please provide specific instructions. I have had plenty
of problems using rpms and yum for trying to install
a mail client, so have been using webmail.


My preferred mail client is Pine, but my attempt to use
a yum install routine doesn't put the full install on and hangs.


A tip on running yum update for FC2 would also be helpful.
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Old 29th November 2004, 09:14 PM
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What file did you download this time then?
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Old 29th November 2004, 09:28 PM
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Could you answer that question about yum while I go get the name of the (tar.gz) file ( I think)?
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Old 29th November 2004, 09:49 PM
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Quote:
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What file did you download this time then?

Here it is, though I detect a note of deja vu in your voice:


thunderbird-0.9-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar
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Old 29th November 2004, 10:13 PM
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Extract the file and you're done! There's no installation required, at least not with 0.8. Move to folder a location you like. Just run "thunderbird" and you're done.
About yum, I'm cannot read your thoughts nor I have the ability to examine your computer from here. You'll have to explain it with more detail or simply post your /etc/yum.conf. Hopefully I then will be able to know what you are referring to.
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Old 29th November 2004, 11:06 PM
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I got thunderbird-0.9-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz and su
Code:
cd /usr/lib
tar -zxvf /usr/home/me/whereItWasDownloaded/thunderbird-0.9-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
cd /usr/bin
ln -s  /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird .
I can run it by typing thunderbird in a terminal.

(I also added a menu item for thunderbird in XFCE and KDE.)

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Old 1st December 2004, 10:34 PM
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This may sound strange but when I tried to tar this, I got an
error, like I do most everything else. Something about "this is too old to do on here... go visit a tar manual."
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Old 1st December 2004, 11:22 PM
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Lonin, it would help if you could cut and paste your 'tar' transaction and the response. In the meantime, why not do this the 'gui' way. Simply put the file in your /home directory and browse to it, then right-click and 'extract here'. That will give you the launcher inside the thunderbird folder.
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Old 1st December 2004, 11:36 PM
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all you need to do is extract the file(just like bob said)...using konqourer is the easiest way (double click and it will give you a directory "thunderbird"...copy it to the directory of your choice. I keep mine my home directory.
Run thunderbird and it should take to the setup screen...
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Old 7th December 2004, 12:54 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by yur1022
I got thunderbird-0.9-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz and su
Code:
cd /usr/lib
tar -zxvf /usr/home/me/whereItWasDownloaded/thunderbird-0.9-i686-linux-gtk2+xft.tar.gz
cd /usr/bin
ln -s  /usr/lib/thunderbird/thunderbird .
I can run it by typing thunderbird in a terminal.

(I also added a menu item for thunderbird in XFCE and KDE.)

yur
I tried this, and when I try to execute "thunderbird", I get an error -

error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared file: No such file or directory

I searched for this file and it is not on my drive. Is this part of a development library?
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Old 7th December 2004, 02:51 AM
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Quote:
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I tried this, and when I try to execute "thunderbird", I get an error -

error while loading shared libraries: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared file: No such file or directory

I searched for this file and it is not on my drive. Is this part of a development library?
that file is part of deprecated library xorg-x11-deprecated-libs, i think it should be in the second CD if you've got the CDs. just install the RPM(the version for your architecture) and hopefully your problems will be over.

BTW version 1 of thundethunder is about to be released, if I were you I'd wait for that.
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Old 7th December 2004, 05:39 AM
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Well then what's the best way to get T-bird off if it is still
tarred and gz'ed? Simple trash can?
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Old 7th December 2004, 05:49 AM
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this is what you do to make thunderbird 1.0 default email

Download the tar of Thunderbird 1.0.

Right-click on the tar file and select extract here.

login to shell as root.

Create directory /usr/lib/thunderbird-1.0

copy files in tar to new directory
example: cp -rf /home/rpm/thunderbird/* /usr/lib/thunderbird-1.0

change startup script to point to thunderbird 1.0:
open using gedit in su mode /usr/bin/thunderbird
do a search and replace for thunderbird-0.9 with 1.0.

Finished!
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Old 7th December 2004, 12:14 PM
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While we wait for a RPM package for Fedora, get the linux binary package and install it to /opt/
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Old 7th December 2004, 06:43 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by foolish
While we wait for a RPM package for Fedora, get the linux binary package and install it to /opt/

What has had me spinning is the fact that (apparently) in
FC2 there is a menu item for Evolution in [start] in Gnome but nothing is installed for mail on the automatic setup I had run.


This ihas caused much frustration.

I want to know if a mail client normally responds from an icon to begin setup when the cds are installed.


Could this lack of _any_ email program startup in FC2 using Gnome desktop be a problem in the install disks or menu selection. That is, was it my fault or setup's fault?


Ok, getting past that, thanks for the detailed setup
instructions for Thunderbird. :-)


While I have a moderator handy, I've read about a different mail client called Sylpheed. One of these is supposed to have scalable fonts, which I take to mean that you can change the text size with the mouse wheel.
Is that correct?


I have Sylpheen and extracted it in the [me] directory because I didn't know any better. How should I proceed from there. Is the install pretty much the same?


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