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install the latest Thunderbird

Postby smily01 » 2017-11-16 14:59

Hello,



I’ve got a question. Since a couple of weeks I use Debian Stretch.I use Thunderbird as an e-mail client, but I want to install version 52.4.0. As Thunderbird is not part anymore of the backports anymore I want to install it on another way. I installed Firefox 57.0 via the following way:



Instructions

Download latest Firefox tar-ball

First, download a latest Firefox version. The below command will always fetch the latest binaries:


$ wget -O FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 "https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-latest&os=linux64&lang=en-US"

Extract new Firefox tarball


# mkdir /opt/firefox

# tar xjf FirefoxSetup.tar.bz2 -C /opt/firefox/

Replace existing binary

Make a backup of the original Firefox binary shipped with Debian and create a new symbolic link pointing to downloaded Firefox executable:


# mv /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr_orig

# ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox/firefox /usr/lib/firefox-esr/firefox-esr

Do you know how can I replace the existing binary of Thunderbird?



I thank your for your answer!
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Re: install the latest Thunderbird

Postby Ardouos » 2017-11-16 15:05

smily01 wrote:I use Thunderbird as an e-mail client, but I want to install version 52.4.0.

Thunderbird is version 52.4.0 in Debian's main repository.

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/thunderbird
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Re: install the latest Thunderbird

Postby michapma » 2017-11-16 15:57

You hopefully backed up your Firefox profile before running Firefox 57. Backwards compatibility with the ESR version was removed with (as I recall) version 55. If you do need to go back to the ESR version, it is possible but you are likely to lose some things.
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Re: install the latest Thunderbird

Postby smily01 » 2017-11-16 17:15

Thank you for your advice! I always backup all my data every day.
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