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Thunderbird 10 ( SOLVED)

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:21 am

As I have had no success with 9 I thought I would follow this link to add Thunderbird 10 but get the following response when trying it.
http://www.debiansystemadmin.com/mozill ... pa-ubuntu/
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 65, in <module>
    if not sp.add_source_from_line(line):
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 630, in add_source_from_line
    (deb_line, file) = expand_ppa_line(line.strip(), self.distro.codename)
    File "/usr/lib/python2.6/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 47, in expand_ppa_line
    sourceslistd = apt_pkg.Config.find_dir("Dir::Etc::sourceparts")
    AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Config'

Can anyone suggest what I am doing wrong please.
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby Arran on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:42 am

Yes, I can. LM Debian Edition does not work with PPA's.
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby viking777 on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:21 am

Arran wrote:Yes, I can. LM Debian Edition does not work with PPA's.


Oh but it does! It just doesn't work very well with add-apt-repository so you may have to add them manually.
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:36 am

I tried to add it to my sources list but that did not work either. Also downloaded the tar.bz2 and extracted it but got lost at that point - something like a little knowledge!!!!
Can you suggest the line to add please as ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable is not recognised.
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby viking777 on Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:26 pm

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... ble/ubuntu natty main

This information is readily available on the mozillateam website, you only have to read it - that is what I did.
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:55 pm

Sorry I have spent all day trying to find where to get the info. Have added the repository but am now getting the error from apt
W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net natty Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 9BDB3D89CE49EC21

I have tried to follow the explanation of how get the key but cannot get it to work.
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby viking777 on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:05 pm

Code: Select all
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys CE49EC21
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:46 pm

Thanks we are getting there, however the files downloaded are the language packs, dbg,dev,globalmenu, gnome support, gnome support-dbg and mozsymbols but
no Thunderbird package.
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby viking777 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:57 am

Fornhamfred wrote:Thanks we are getting there, however the files downloaded are the language packs, dbg,dev,globalmenu, gnome support, gnome support-dbg and mozsymbols but
no Thunderbird package.


You are absolutely right, that is all there is in there, so even their own instructions are wrong!

The thunderbird packages are here:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... underbird/

Add that instead (or maybe as well I am not really sure about that - your choice).
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby viking777 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:06 am

It just suddenly struck me that after all this effort, why do you even need to use a ppa?

If when you open Tbird you go to Help>About Thunderbird it will automatically check for, download and install updates for you (I know because I just got one). Isn't this a lot easier than using ppa's?

The same goes for Firefox incidentally if you use that as well.

You don't need any entry in sources.list for this to occur - it just checks its own servers for updates. Not quite so automated as using mintupdate I suppose, but good enough for me (I couldn't figure out why I had already got Tbird 10 when you haven't and I don't have the ppa active, it all became clear when I got the update this morning!).
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:31 pm

Surprise, does not work for me. If I click the update, it takes me to the Thunderbird web page to download the tar.bz2 file.
I wonder whether the apt problem is due to the fact that I have already downloaded the tar file and extracted the contents to usr/local/src?
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby viking777 on Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:58 pm

I have no idea. Just install one or other of these deb files and then see if it works after that:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... _amd64.deb

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... 1_i386.deb
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby Fornhamfred on Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:33 pm

Thanks for all your help.

From your last post I downloaded the i386 deb and that has done the trick. :D :D :D
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby Enna on Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:06 am

viking777 wrote:I have no idea. Just install one or other of these deb files and then see if it works after that:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... _amd64.deb

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... 1_i386.deb



Hi,

the links don't work anymore, could you please fix them?

Many thanks,
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Re: Thunderbird 10

Postby viking777 on Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:08 am

Enna wrote:
viking777 wrote:I have no idea. Just install one or other of these deb files and then see if it works after that:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... _amd64.deb

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... 1_i386.deb



Hi,

the links don't work anymore, could you please fix them?

Many thanks,
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They seem to have combined the 32 and 64 bit packages into one folder. They are at the bottom of this list:

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/th ... underbird/
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Re: Thunderbird 10 ( SOLVED)

Postby mockturtl on Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:26 am

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