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# Thunderbird 2.0.0.12
# ====================
# Binary instructions are provided below.  If you'd like to build
# Thunderbird yourself, you can grab the source here:
# http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.12/source/

# Slackware 10.2's 'mozilla-thunderbird' package includes version 1.0.6
# 11.0's includes 1.5.0.7, and 12.0's includes 2.0.0.4
# There may be others in 'patches' too.

# Release notes for this one are here:
# http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/thunderbird/2.0.0.12/releasenotes/

cd
test -f installed/thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz &&
mv installed/thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz .
test ! -f thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz &&
wget http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.12/linux-i686/en-US/thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz

# Verify tarball w/ md5sum:
echo "8f4c53759994023c3f3e7685ab69b82e  thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz" | md5sum -c

# Verify tarball w/ sha1sum:
echo "23d76132cf848c5e8226715e642e14dc29cba6c0  thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz" | sha1sum -c

# Verify tarball w/ gpg:
gpg --list-keys 1AF32821 > /dev/null 2>&1 ||
( wget -nc http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.12/KEY
   gpg --import KEY && rm KEY )
wget -nc http://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/2.0.0.12/linux-i686/en-US/thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz.asc &&
gpg --verify thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz.asc &&
  rm thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz.asc

# Become root to remove old files and to install it
su

# 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-2.0.0.12.tar.gz -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
exit

# While running 2.0.0.0, 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("network.protocol-handler.app.http", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
# user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.https", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
# user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.ftp", "/usr/local/bin/firefox");
# It did not use KDE's default browser setting.

cd
mkdir -p -m 0700 installed
rm -f installed/thunderbird-?.*.tar.* installed/mozilla/thunderbird-?.*.tar.*
mv thunderbird-2.0.0.12.tar.gz installed/mozilla/

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

# Check here for Add-ons:
# https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird
# http://lifehacker.com/software/thunderbird/geek-to-live--eight-killer-thunderbird-extensions-234350.php

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