I've been using Celena for a couple of months. I opened TB yesterday and a new version was announced - i downloaded it and transferred it into Downloads in my home directory.
This morning I set about installing it - and ran into trouble.
man apt-get told me to look at etc/apt/sources.list so I tried to access that from a command line - now I have just clicked on that item in a Tomboy note copied from the terminal and sources.list has opened in GEdit! How should I have opened it - this was by accident? The terminal simply said "Not a directory".
Now in the forums I see great changes - new forum software - very nice, lots of comments; Daryna released - but still Beta apparently. I haven't time to tackle that before Christmas. Somebody says a new installation is less trouble than an upgrade - any advice?
But now the new TB looks very attractive. How do I get it into my repository from my existing download of thunderbird-18.104.22.168.tar.gz ?
In Cassandra I had to remove TB 1.5 before installing 2.0, and had a lot of problems so i didn't repeat that when Celena arrived with the older version. I think synaptic had become corrupt in Cassandra.
This new version says it has resolved an issue in 2.0. Probably it will still be necessary to remove 1.5, but we were promised that after 2.0 subsequent versions would automatically update.
The syntax of apt-get looks alarming - I see that apt is recently announced as simplified, but its manual still says use apt-get. I shall now be grateful for any advice about proceeding with the TB-2 installation. Should I just leave 1.5 still installed, and wait until I tackle the stable version of Daryna after Christmas?