07 November 2013

527. Briefly: setting up thunderbird 24.1.0 on Debian (binaries)

Not much to say, other than that building thunderbird is a bit more complex these days than simply doing a configure/make/make install pass. For once I decided that rolling my own version wasn't worth it, and grabbed the pre-built binaries instead.

Here's a very brief description of how to get them set up:

mkdir ~/tmp
cd ~/tmp
wget ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/24.1.0/linux-x86_64/en-GB/thunderbird-24.1.0.tar.bz2
tar xvf thunderbird-24.1.0.tar.bz2 
cd thunderbird/
sudo mkdir /usr/local/lib/thunderbird-24.1.0
sudo cp * -R /usr/local/lib/thunderbird-24.1.0
sudo rm /usr/local/bin/thunderbird
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/thunderbird-24.1.0/thunderbird /usr/local/bin/thunderbird

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