linux_rules wrote:That's bad news
Mike54 wrote:linux_rules wrote:That's bad news
If you want to apply the update manually, it is actually quite simple. I've been running Nightly builds of Firefox and Earlybird in LMDE, since I installed it. Which means I am updating both applications, each and ever morning.
Download the .tar.bz2 file for whatever build you want to run.
If you have an instance of Thunderbird running, close it.
Open your Home folder and click on File System.
Right-click on the opt folder and select Open as administrator.
Rename your Thunderbird folder to Thunderbird-old
Drag your .tar.bz2 into the opt folder.
Right-click the .tar.bz2 and select Extract Here.
Once the extraction is complete, delete the. tar.bz2, close the open directories (opt and Home) and you're finished. Reopen thunderbird and you will be running the version you downloaded.
The entire process takes less than two minutes and you're easily updated and ready to go. If the new version is playing well with others, you can then go back into opt and delete the Thunderbird-old folder. I try to save earlier working versions, just in case. But in years of running these Nightly builds, I've only run into issues on 3 or 4 occasions.
I hope this helps.
exec: 392: /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird-bin: not found
./thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
$ aptitude search libdbus-glib
i libdbus-glib-1-2 - simple interprocess messaging system (GLib
p libdbus-glib-1-2-dbg - simple interprocess messaging system (GLib
i libdbus-glib-1-dev - simple interprocess messaging system (GLib
p libdbus-glib-1-doc - simple interprocess messaging system (GLib
i libdbus-glib1.0-cil - CLI implementation of D-Bus (GLib mainloop
p libdbus-glib1.0-cil-dev - CLI implementation of D-Bus (GLib mainloop
My computer has been running Thunderbird and Firefox from the Mozilla tarballs for years (I have yet to find a distribution that really manages to keep up with Mozilla products...). In my experience they never need any additional packages but just run 'out of the box'.
I'm currently using 32 bit LMDE with update pack 4. Have you been trying to run a 32 bit Thunderbird on a 64 bit system by any chance? Other than that, I can't think of why it doesn't work for you (not that I'm claiming that combination wouldn't work - I just have no experience with it).
kmb42vt wrote:Just to add my two cents worth (and for those new to Linux Mint)...
You can get the latest versions of the programs here:
Firefox: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla ... /releases/
Thunderbird: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla ... /releases/
To do this you have to open /opt/ as "Administrator" and completely remove the default Firefox and Thunderbird directories
Okay, so all the above sounds rather complicated but after the first time you'll find it's a very simple process that takes way more time to write than it does to actually accomplish.
chown <username> -R /opt/thunderbird (replace <username> with your log in user name).
. The question is: What will happen when an update via update manager or Synaptic arives? I mean, the apt system is not aware of the manual update, right? So I would suppose, If your original Thunderbird package was 9.0.1, you delete the folder and install Thunderbird 11.x.x, then when a version 9.0.2 makes it into Mint repos, update manager or any other apt tool should go on and try to overwrite the 11 with 9.0.2. Or not?open /opt/ as "Administrator" and completely remove the default Firefox and Thunderbird directories and then extract the downloaded Thunderbird and Firefox .tar.bz2 files into /opt/ (creates new a new Thunderbird and Firefox directories). Do not uninstall the original programs via Synaptic
chown -R :adm /opt/thunderbird
chmod -R g+w /opt/thunderbird
Tomas_IV wrote:The question is: What will happen when an update via update manager or Synaptic arives? I mean, the apt system is not aware of the manual update, right? So I would suppose, If your original Thunderbird package was 9.0.1, you delete the folder and install Thunderbird 11.x.x, then when a version 9.0.2 makes it into Mint repos, update manager or any other apt tool should go on and try to overwrite the 11 with 9.0.2. Or not?
grizzler wrote:Load /var/lib/dpkg/status in gedit (as administrator), search for Package: Thunderbird, change the number following Version: to something like 1000.0 and resave the file. Chances are your LMDE's update system will never touch Thunderbird again.
[Disclaimer: when you mess with your system's "internals" like this, you do so entirely at your own risk!]
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