Thunderbird 2.0?

Peter N Spotts pspotts at
Thu May 10 12:05:31 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-10 at 07:09 -0400, Devon Harding wrote:
> Has Thunderbird 2.0 been released to Ubuntu repos yet?

Alternatively, you can easily install TB from the tar.gz file you can
download from Mozilla. The file contains all the directories and
binaries, so you don't need to compile anything. 

Assuming you've got a terminal open, type:

sudo tar -xzvf thunderbird...tar.gz -C /usr/local (or /opt, or wherever
you want to install the program's files)

This will unpack the whole thing into a thunderbird subdirectory it
creates in /usr/local or /opt or wherever.

Then set up a symbolic link in /usr/bin from the thunderbird

sudo ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird

You're then good to go.  The downside: You have to set up your own menu
entry. But that usually isn't hard...

Hope that helps...

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