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    Angry thunderbird 2.x via repository

    Hi,

    i do not want to use tb3.0BETA - i need a stable mail client, no test software. I tried to install tb2.x manually to suse 11.2, but i did not success (tb did not find other denpendency programs). WHY IN HELL IS TB2.x NOT AVAILABLE IN THE REPOSITORIES ANYMORE?? Can anyone please tell me how to install tb2.x in 11.2 with less than two hours work? I hate that, all the time just trying to install tb correctly.

    cheers Andreas

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    Default Re: thunderbird 2.x via repository

    openSUSE shipped with the version you see. Manual install is possible via:
    Thunderbird - Reclaim your inbox

    Remember openSUSE is a bit of a testing ground and right on the edge, expect some apps to be like this. But FYI TB beta is working great.
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    Sorry, don't agree about "working great": It breaks the lightning extension.

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    There is a search engine known as webpin for openSUSE.

    If you do a search for thunderbird on that search engine you get this: Webpin search for thunderbird

    if you look carefully at that you will see someone has packaged version 2 of thunderbird for 11.2:
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla:/legacy/openSUSE_11.2
    and
    Code:
    http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/mozilla/openSUSE_11.2
    Do you know enough to go from there ? or do you need further guidance?

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    I got 2.0.0.23 + ligthning extension downloaded and installed from the mozilla repository a few minutes ago, just by using plain rpm. Started it: recent emails are there - nice. Calendar is there as well an can be opened but all calendar data are gone. Question: where does the lightning extension stores dates, appointments, etc. ?

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    caf4926, you saved me the rest of week - I'm a happy man again now, that's exactly what i needed!!
    But......why did they put the 3.0b to the repository? All the gurus that want to use beta-Software, they will find them without yast, but not the beginners, and they have big trouble than!!!

    Cheers Andi

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloediandi View Post
    caf4926, you saved me the rest of week - I'm a happy man again now, that's exactly what i needed!!
    But......why did they put the 3.0b to the repository? All the gurus that want to use beta-Software, they will find them without yast, but not the beginners, and they have big trouble than!!!

    Cheers Andi
    Good to hear.
    I haven't had any problem with TBird 3
    openSUSE is a bit of a testing ground at times

    It's also possible to download an older src .rpm and rebuild it
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    On Tue, 01 Dec 2009 10:06:02 +0000, bloediandi wrote:

    > But......why did they put the 3.0b to the repository?


    Because Mozilla will drop TB 2.x support (not so long, I gues) and will
    release TB3 very soon (maybe this month?).

    So, the best way to keep users happy is by doing the way the did.

    Greetings,

    --
    Camaleón

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    van_Zeller NNTP User

    Default Re: thunderbird 2.x via repository

    Hello,

    I am having a similar problem, that is, I want to install thunderbird 2 in order to use lightning. I could not understand the posts above. Can anybody help me?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: thunderbird 2.x via repository

    I replied to your other post Zeller, check it from there.

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