thunderbird-bin - MUA from the Mozilla project ChangeLog


# Thunderbird
# ====================
# Binary instructions are provided below.  If you'd like to build
# Thunderbird yourself, you can grab the source here:

# Slackware 10.2's 'mozilla-thunderbird' package includes version 1.0.6
# 11.0's includes, and 12.0's includes
# There may be others in 'patches' too.

# Release notes for this one are here:

test -f installed/thunderbird- &&
mv installed/thunderbird- .
test ! -f thunderbird- &&

# Verify tarball w/ md5sum:
echo "8f4c53759994023c3f3e7685ab69b82e  thunderbird-" | md5sum -c

# Verify tarball w/ sha1sum:
echo "23d76132cf848c5e8226715e642e14dc29cba6c0  thunderbird-" | sha1sum -c

# Verify tarball w/ gpg:
gpg --list-keys 1AF32821 > /dev/null 2>&1 ||
( wget -nc
   gpg --import KEY && rm KEY )
wget -nc &&
gpg --verify thunderbird- &&
  rm thunderbird-

# Become root to remove old files and to install it

# Now make sure that Thunderbird is not running.  This should kill it if it
# is running, and should remove it if it's installed in a few common
# locations. removepkg will be run also in case you're replacing a Slackware
# package.
killall thunderbird thunderbird-bin
test -x /sbin/removepkg && /sbin/removepkg mozilla-thunderbird
find /usr/lib /usr/local/lib -maxdepth 1 -type d -name "thunderbird-*" -exec rm -r {} \;
test -d /usr/lib/thunderbird && rm -r /usr/lib/thunderbird
test -d /usr/local/thunderbird && rm -r /usr/local/thunderbird

# This will install it under /usr/local/thunderbird
tar xzvf thunderbird- -C /usr/local
chown -R root:root /usr/local/thunderbird

# Create a symlink in a directory in your PATH so you can run 'thunderbird'
# without specifying the full path:
ln -sf /usr/local/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/local/bin/thunderbird

# Become yourself again

# While running, I had to create a user.js in my Thunderbird profile
# directory (~/.thunderbird/xxxxxxxx.default/) and add these three lines to
# it to get it to open links with Firefox:
# user_pref("", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
# user_pref("", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
# user_pref("", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
# It did not use KDE's default browser setting.

mkdir -p -m 0700 installed
rm -f installed/thunderbird-?.*.tar.* installed/mozilla/thunderbird-?.*.tar.*
mv thunderbird- installed/mozilla/

# /usr/local/thunderbird/icons/mozicon50.xpm can be used as a desktop icon

# Check here for Add-ons:

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