(New to Kubuntu/ Linux) Update/ upgrade difficulties Thunderbird.

Wulfy wulfmann at tiscali.co.uk
Tue Nov 20 16:03:02 GMT 2007


Bas Roufs wrote:
> Dear everybody
>
> Seemingly, the Kubuntu 7.10 Linux distribution still has an old version 
> of Thunderbird: 2.0.0.6. This is the version that has been installed on 
> my laptop. The newest version is 2.0.0.9. Several spell-check 
> dictionaries (.xpi files/ add-ons) are not compatible with version 
> 2.0.0.6. This became clear when I tried to install them. That's why this 
> problem became relevant for me.
According to "About Mozilla Thunderbird" on the help menu, I have 
2.0.0.6 (20071022), yet according to apt-cache I have;

wulfy at localhost:~$ apt-cache policy thunderbird
thunderbird:
  Installed: 2.0.0.8~pre071022+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.7.10
  Candidate: 2.0.0.8~pre071022+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.7.10
  Version table:
 *** 2.0.0.8~pre071022+nobinonly-0ubuntu0.7.10 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy-updates/main Packages
        500 http://security.ubuntu.com gutsy-security/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.0.0.6+nobinonly-0ubuntu1 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com gutsy/main Packages

which is the 2.0.0.8 client, which comes from Gutsy-updates/main...

Still, neither the one I have or the one from Gutsy/main is the latest 
2.0.0.9.  As others have said, there is usually a delay between when 
Mozilla issues an update and it makes it into any distribution.

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Wulfmann

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