i downloaded thunderbird. it was a tar.gz file. i extracted it and its in a folder called mozilla thunderbird.
i do not know which file i have to use to install thunderbird. i am a windows guy and i am eager to learn linux and there are no executable files. i tried to doubleclick on all the files but it doesnt work.
Open up a terminal.
Go to the directory. So for example, if you installed it in /home/abhinkrish/mozilla thunderbird, you'd do:
Now do the following to compile:
cd /home/abhinkrish/mozilla\ thunderbird/
Now you need to become the root user:
Now we install the app:
<<Enter the root password>>
Now we exit the terminal:
exit <- Returns you to normal user
exit <- Exits the terminal
If you didn't download the source (odds are that you didn't), open a terminal and "cd" to the directory of thunderbird. There should be a shell script in there (I forget what it is called) that should be run. Simply type: while in the directory and thunderbird will run.
this is the error message i got
[root@localhost thunderbird]# ./run-mozilla.sh
run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
it said it cannot execute it... any ideas?
I think there are two different scripts. Secondly, try running it as a normal user, not root.
i tried running it as a normal user. it didnt work.
you will have to make it executable, try, as root a:
or if that doesnt work try 777 instead of 744.
chmod 744 run-mozilla.sh
nope it once again said cannot execute run-mozilla.sh
the chmod command is supposed to make the script executable, the first 7 says that root can execute the script. You gotta be in the same directory as the script to run the chmod command. also is there any other shell script there?
these are the files that are in there...
chrome/ libldap50.so* libsmime3.so* mozilla-xremote-client*
components/ libmozjs.so* libsoftokn3.chk README.txt*
components.ini libnspr4.so* libsoftokn3.so* res/
defaults/ libnss3.so* libssl3.so* run-mozilla.sh*
extensions/ libnssckbi.so* libxpcom_compat.so* thunderbird*
greprefs/ libplc4.so* libxpcom.so* thunderbird-bin*
icons/ libplds4.so* libxpistub.so* xpicleanup*
init.d/ libprldap50.so* LICENSE.txt*