How-to Install/Update Thunderbird 52+ x86_64 for Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce 64bit Easy & Step-by-Step Visual-Guide

November 23rd, 2012 by Regaz
This Short Guide Simply Shows How-to Install/Update the Latest Thunderbird 52 x8664 on Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce 64bit Desktop.

The Linux Mint 13 Maya Repositories Depends from the Ubuntu Precise Ones that at This Time as Latest Thunderbird Release are Serving the Thunderbird 14.

Linux Mint 13 is Already Equiped of a Thunderbird 12 Release by Default So After Updating the Symlink you Can Follow to Start Thunderbird by the Existing Desktop Launcher…

The Same Procedure with only some Little changes will Work also on Other Mint 13 Desktop Releases.

The Post Include the Basic ScreenShots to Make Easier the Whole Visualization Steps Involved.

Thunderbird on Mint
  1. Download Latest Thunderbird for Linux

    Thunderbird 52 x8664 tar.bz2
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract Into /tmpLinux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Extract Thuderbird
  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)
    Linux Mint 13 Maya Xfce Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Thunderbird:
    • Login as the SuperUser
      sudo su

      If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    • Relocate Thunderbird
      chown -R root:root /tmp/thunderbird && mv /tmp/thunderbird /opt/

      Make a SymLink

      ln -fs /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird
    • After you Should Start Thunderbird also from already Existing Thunderbird Launcher…

  5. Create a Linux Mint Application Launcher:

    Mint-Xfce How Launcher

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