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pshroff
 
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 6:07 pm

maybe i am missing something here...but i downloaded the zip file for Linux, unzipped it in my home directory, which created thunderbird/. I changed to this directory and ran ./thunderbird...it gave me the following error:

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute /usr/lib/mozilla/thunderbird-bin.

sadly there's lots of support for installation on windows, but none for linux....

i am using gentoo...

any help would be highly appreciated...

thanks,
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wheerdam

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 8:15 pm

Hmm, strange. Try to login as root and untar the Thunderbird archive to /opt/. Make necessary permission change and run as a normal user. Should work...
I'm weird, damn

pshroff
 
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 8:22 pm

nope...same error again..

run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute /usr/lib/mozilla/thunderbird-bin

for some reason run-mozilla.sh tries to execute thunderbird-bin in /usr/lib/mozilla and not the one the /opt/thunderbird/ directory. There's no thunderbird-bin in /usr/lib/mozilla/


Thanks for your help,

PS.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 8:50 pm

Do you have Mozilla installed on /usr/lib/mozilla for some reason?
I'm weird, damn

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 8:56 pm

yes, it's there...i guess it contains the lib files for mozilla....i actually tried moving it and then running thunderbird again...this time it gave the following error...

./thunderbird: line 120: /usr/lib/mozilla/run-mozilla.sh: No such file or directory
./thunderbird: line 120: exec: /usr/lib/mozilla/run-mozilla.sh: cannot execute: No such file or directory

thanks,

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 9:19 pm

Hmm... ./thunderbird should run run-mozilla.sh that is within the same directory, but it searches for the one in /usr/lib/mozilla for some reason. Have you checked your environment variables? ($set)

Other than, I really have no idea...
I'm weird, damn

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 9:25 pm

Yup...you were right....there was some MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME variable set to /usr/lib/mozilla...don't know who set it....i unset it and ran thunderbird and it seems to have worked!!!

Thanks alot!!!

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 9:31 pm

No prob :)
I'm weird, damn

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Post Posted June 7th, 2007, 3:12 pm

im a n00b at linux and have no clue what your talking about but if someone could give me the n00b version on how to install it that would be great.

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Post Posted June 7th, 2007, 3:28 pm

killkenny55,
Rather than dragging up a topic from 2003 in a dead forum, please start a new topic in Thunderbird Support. Be sure to put Linux in your subject line. Thank you.

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