2009-12-18

Ubuntu Karmic - Update to Thunderbird 3

Given the fact than, even thunderbird 3 is already released, but not included in standard ubuntu package repository, I went the ubuntuzilla route to have thunderbird upgraded to 3.

Here are the steps, that you can also find here:

command line, as normal user:
echo "deb http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/apt all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null
sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29


synaptics package manager
- update
- install ubuntuzilla


command line, as normal user
ubuntuzilla.py -a installupdater -p thunderbird
ubuntuzilla.py -a checkforupdategui -p thunderbird
ubuntuzilla.py -a install -p thunderbird



It took about 5 minutes all the process, then restarted thunderbird, and all is fine, and I'm happy!!

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