SOLVED: Re: (New to Kubuntu/ Linux) Update/ upgrade difficulties Thunderbird.
basroufs at gmail.com
Wed Nov 21 11:22:56 UTC 2007
Yesterday I submitted my question with respect to the update/ upgrade
difficulties of Thunderbird in Kubuntu 7.10. From both the Ubuntu and
Kubuntu mailing lists, an overwhelming response came in. Thank you very
In fact, all the feed back contained to different tendencies.
One group of mails contained practical advises on how to install the
newest version, Thunderbird 184.108.40.206 in the home directory in order to be
able to get the updates all the time.
A second group of mails reflected another approach. It explained why the
updating of software like Thunderbird is being delayed deliberately in
Linux distributions like Kubuntu and Ubuntu, in order to maintain a
certain system stability.
Taking these two different tendencies into consideration, I did another
attempt to solve the problem while choosing for this system stability
approach - the main reason for me to transfer from Windows to Linux.
This time I managed to install the dictionaries that are 'not
compatible' with Thunderbird 220.127.116.11: the Spanish, German, US
English, Esperanto and Russian ones. In spite of the alleged
'incompatibility' all the dictionaries work fine - probably because they
are .xpi files, like the dictionaries that are still 'officially'
compatible with Thunderbird 18.104.22.168.: two Dutch dictionaries, a British
English one, the Italian, old German and French ones. However it may be,
I am satisfied now and I simply wait for the updates to be delivered in
the framework of the Kubuntu distribution.
I hope this short report is useful for others working with Thunderbird
in more than one language.
Bas G. Roufs M.A.
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