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  1. #1
    Grizzil Guest

    Question How can I install Sunbird Calendar ?

    I was looking for a rpm Sunbird installer but with no success.
    the yum package manager don't have sunbird on it..
    and the mozzila sunbird website don't offer a rpm
    any suggestion would be appreciate.

    PS:I am new to Linux

  2. #2
    kirsche_msk Guest
    sunbird-0.3.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2 - binaries inside.

    # sh sunbird

    *** cal_calendar_schema_version not found; initializing storage provider tables
    Starting calendar alarm service
    observer added

  3. #3
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    Mozilla vanilla apps work by an archive unzip into a sub folder usually by the name of the product.
    They are compiled with a lesser gcc version than Fedora.

    I have run them for many moons.

    I just finishing another install of Fx 3.0a6pre
    And I use calendar some, too.

    Here is the link to Sunbird

    Here is how I use it.
    #Download the linux bz tar for 686
    #open a term in your user
    you@computer #
    # create a sub folder to hold all the mozilla apps (fx 3, Sunbird, Thunderbird 2)
    # I call mine workspace

    open Place, Home, Download
    Select the tar with a right click and say open with archive manager
    click on Extract
    cd down to workspace (do NOT select any lower folder in the window - there will not be any this time)
    say extract
    the extract will create a sunbird folder under workspace

    You will need to
    yum install compat-libstdc++-33

    now start the sunbird (in the same term)

    cd /home/you/workspace/sunbird

    This will run in the term so any errors can be seen.

    If it all checks out make add a custom app launcher to the panel
    right click on panel somewhere, click on custom appl launcher
    file in the blanks
    the command line is
    /home/you/workspace/sunbird/synbird %U

    don't forget to click on the icon button and select an icon (or the finished launcher will disappear - a bug.)

    Now click on the new panel icon and sunbird will come up.

    Good luck,

    Do the Math

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    Hi Grizzil,

    You don't need an rpm to install Sunbird. The download from the Mozilla website is a self-contained application, just like the Linux versions of Firefox and Thunderbird that you get from that site.

    If you go to the Sunbird download site, click on the Linux x86 link and you will be asked if you want to open or save the file (when I checked, it was sunbird-0.3.1.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2). If you open this with the default program (Archive Manager ) it will download and pop up a window containing the folder sunbird. Double-clicking on this will show you it contains all the necessary folders and files.

    If you right-click on the sunbird folder and select Extract..., you will be able to select a location for the program. Make sure the Re-create folders check-box is ticked when you do this. You can put this in your home directory if you like, but a better option might be to put it in the /opt directory if you want other users to be able to access it.

    Wherever you decide to put it, you can run it from within Nautilus by double-clicking on the file sunbird in the base Sunbird directory. You will probably be asked if you want to run the file or display its contents. Choose run! This should Just Work(TM).

    Finally, to make sure Sunbird can be accessed more easily, you might want to create a symbolic link (a sort of shortcut) to it somewhere on your path. A good place is probably the /usr/bin directory. To do this, open a terminal and type the following command:
    ln -s /opt/sunbird/sunbird /usr/bin/sunbird
    You may find that you need to be superuser to do this, in which case use:
    su -c 'ln -s /opt/sunbird/sunbird /usr/bin/sunbird'
    If you then want a desktop shortcut, right-click on the desktop and select Create Launcher.... Simply put sunbird in the Name: and Command: boxes and you should be OK.

    Don't worry about being new to Linux. It's a lot of fun and there are plenty of people here ready to help.

    Whetting the Sword of Technology!

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    And what SELinux labels were you going to assign to what files?
    What users use what and what are the permissions?

    This is Fedora, not Slackware.

    # chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /home/darwinhwebb/workspace/firefox/extensions/talkback@mozilla.org/components/libqfaservices.so
    # chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /home/darwinhwebb/workspace/sunbird/extensions/talkback@mozilla.org/components/libqfaservices.so# # chcon -t textrel_shlib_t /home/darwinhwebb/workspace/thunderbird/extensions/talkback@mozilla.org/components/libqfaservices.so
    Do the Math

  6. #6
    Grizzil Guest
    It work great !
    I would like to tanks all of you for your help and fast respond .
    Maybe in a few weeks or month I might be able to completely forget about Windoze
    Maybe I could even liberate some Windoze slave from they misery by offering them the freedom of Linux.

    The future is near....and Linux is the "Window" that lead to it

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