Thunderbird upgrade question

Asked by bemused on 2012-04-04

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, which I chose instead of the latest version because of the long term support. I have all of my updates/upgrades automated, and have received a number of Thunderbird updates since I installed this system. For several weeks now, though, my email program (Thunderbird version 3.1.20) is showing me a message when I open it that "time is running out" for me to upgrade to the latest version, and it's now telling me that I have until April 24th to do so. I've refrained from downloading the upgrade via the Thunderbird link because I'm assuming my Ubuntu update program has got that switch in its 'agenda'. I realize this is a fairly stupid question, but these imperative deadline-enhanced Thunderbird messages are making me a bit nervous, and I don't want to screw up a system that's generally working great. Has my Ubuntu 'long term support' got this covered, or should I go ahead and download the upgrade from Thunderbird? Will the latest version of Thunderbird even work correctly in my slightly outdated version of Ubuntu? Thanks for any help anyone can provide.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/thunderbird-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install thunderbird

Precise is released at the end of this month, it is also LTS and will give you the latest packages and kernel instead of the dated stuff in Lucid.

Allen Russell (allen-biz) said : #2

Thank you both, for the question -- This is EXACTLY what I was trying to find out -- and for the answer which works great. -- allen

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