Thunderbird 3.0

Tommy Trussell tommy.trussell at
Thu Feb 18 01:20:47 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 7:01 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
> Steve Flynn wrote, On 02/17/2010 04:36 AM:
>> On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Karl F. Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>>>        I got the tarball for this version of thunderbird via Google.
>>> I unpacked it and got this:
>>> arl at Lucid:~/Desktop/thunderbird/thunderbird$ ls
>>>        But when I tried to run the file, which is a
>>> program to set up thunderbird 3.0, it fails to run.
>> You don't list the files with any file permsisions so we can't tell
>> from the output not do you give any indication of any error messages
>> from your attempts to run the shell script, but is the
>> script executable?
>        Come to think of it I didn't check that.
> -rwxr-xr-x  1 karl karl    10450 2010-01-11 11:02
> Dummy is me. All the tarball files belong to me, karl. I will
> fix this and they will all belong to root I think, but will
> check what thunderbird 2.00 has for owners.

files do NOT have to be owned by root to be executable -- they need
the executable bit set.

in the listing you showed, the executable bit IS set (that's what the
x's mean), so the shell script should run.

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