richardporteous wrote:I am get the update available message too. I see that the preferences/advanced/update tab in thunderbird has the update thunderbird checked - I unchecked it and am waiting for updates via update manager.
Zill wrote:Godwin: IMHO, a user should never run a web browser or mail application as the superuser. As you have pointed out, running Thunderbird as superuser (via the gksudo prefix) means that you have no correlation with your mail obtained when running as a standard user. This is because the profiles for the user and superuser are in different directories, each with different permissions.
Apart from this practical difficulty, running these internet apps as superuser is making your system far more vulnerable and may well result in breakage.
To avoid problems, just ignore any "in app" upgrades and stick to upgrading via the normal repositories.
Godwin wrote:... If there is a security / stability issue that pertains to you.. it might be a good idea to do in app upgrade...
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