Thunderbird upgrade from v11 to v14

Asked by terry joyce on 2012-08-03

How do I upgrade the installed v11 to v14, I have downloaded the file archive.
Maybe so simple no-one feels the need to describe the procedure?
(I am a refugee from Windows)

Thanks,
Terry

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2012-08-05
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2012-08-03

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a

Thanks

terry joyce (tjoyce) said : #2

Sorry, don't know my way around Linux well enough yet.
Ubuntu 12.04
Installed Thundebird V11.0.1
Trying to upgrade to Thunderbird V14.0
Terry

If you copy the line I gave and press CTRL+ALT+T
Paste the comand to the terminal and hit ENTER
Copy the output and paste as an update

Thanks

terry joyce (tjoyce) said : #4

OK, I see.
Result is:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux Ubuntu-DQ35JOE-R01 3.2.0-23-generic-pae #36-Ubuntu SMP Tue Apr 10 22:19:09 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Thanks,
Terry

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

Run those 3 lines in a terminal one after the other and it will install for you :)

terry joyce (tjoyce) said : #6

I'll try that.
Thanks Andrew

T

terry joyce (tjoyce) said : #7

That worked.
Thanks Andrew
T

terry joyce (tjoyce) said : #8

Thanks actionparsnip, that solved my question.

terry joyce (tjoyce) said : #9

Is that the way all updates are done?

I think I had better do some helpfile reading.

Many thanks for the guidance.

Terry

Its just one way to get later versions of packages if the official repos are behind.