Thunderbird is out of date

Asked by Battant on 2016-04-26


Here is my configuration

lsb_release -rd

Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Release: 16.04

uname -a
Linux mparchet-W240EU-W250EUQ-W270EUQ 4.4.0-21-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 18:33:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

apt-cache policy thunderbird
  Installed: 1:38.6.0+build1-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1:38.6.0+build1-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1:38.6.0+build1-0ubuntu1 500
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages
        500 xenial/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

the actual version is 45.0

see :

Could you put thunderbird 45.0 in the repository ?

Thanks for your support

Best regards


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i suggest you report a bug.

If the security and bug fixes are significant then the package will be updated.

Just because a new version is available does not get the package updated in Ubuntu and especially not in LTS releases.

JJ (jj0) said : #2

The fixes in 38.7, which was released on the 14th of March 2016 [0], six of which are deemed critical [1].

In addition to 38.7, 45.0 has six further fixes also deemed critical.

Both these releases have failed to make it to ubuntu.


Put them in a bug report, not here.

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