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    Default Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    I downloaded Thunderbird directly from Mozilla (because I'm stuck on an older version of openSUSE 12.1 and can't switch off yet) and extracted the ".tgz" file. When I ran the file "run-mozilla.sh", it gives the error:

    Code:
    run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
    It has permission set to executable. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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    Smile Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I downloaded Thunderbird directly from Mozilla (because I'm stuck on an older version of openSUSE 12.1 and can't switch off yet) and extracted the ".tgz" file. When I ran the file "run-mozilla.sh", it gives the error:

    Code:
    run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
    It has permission set to executable. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    I used the following link: https://download.mozilla.org/?produc...nux&lang=en-US

    This gave me the file:firefox-25.0.tar.bz2, which I could open with ark. From there you must follow thier instructions to install. You only have this when you use an old version of openSUSE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmcdaniel3 View Post
    I used the following link: https://download.mozilla.org/?produc...nux&lang=en-US

    This gave me the file:firefox-25.0.tar.bz2, which I could open with ark. From there you must follow thier instructions to install. You only have this when you use an old version of openSUSE.

    Thank You,
    That's firefox. I'm talking about Thunderbird. (And I did all those steps for Thunderbird's archive and it does nto work!) I even tried on openSUSE 12.2 and it still doesn't work.

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    Smile Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    First off, my bad, need to read before I reply. Sorry to not have read better.

    Here is the thunderbird link: Mozilla Download

    Where I found this file: thunderbird-24.1.0.tar.bz2

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    Default Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    On 10/30/2013 05:46 PM, 6tr6tr pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > I downloaded Thunderbird directly from Mozilla (because I'm stuck on an
    > older version of openSUSE 12.1 and can't switch off yet) and extracted
    > the ".tgz" file. When I ran the file "run-mozilla.sh", it gives the
    > error:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > It has permission set to executable. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    >
    >


    Running programs from the directory you are in is generally not allowed.
    Use:

    code:
    ----------------------
    sh run-mozilla.sh
    ----------------------

    instead and it should run.

    Ken

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    Default Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I downloaded Thunderbird directly from Mozilla (because I'm stuck on an older version of openSUSE 12.1 and can't switch off yet) and extracted the ".tgz" file. When I ran the file "run-mozilla.sh", it gives the error:

    Code:
    run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
    It has permission set to executable. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    From the extracted directory, enter './thunderbird'. run-mozilla is for debugging.

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    Default Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    6tr6tr wrote:
    >
    > I downloaded Thunderbird directly from Mozilla (because I'm stuck on an
    > older version of openSUSE 12.1 and can't switch off yet) and extracted
    > the ".tgz" file. When I ran the file "run-mozilla.sh", it gives the
    > error:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > It has permission set to executable. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    >
    >


    Depending on your 12.1 installation

    get 64 bit edition here:-

    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...-x86_64/en-GB/

    get 32 bit edition here:-

    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.or...ux-i686/en-GB/

    Extract the archive

    Since almost all the mozilla products are binaries , navigate to the
    relevant folder(~/Downloads/thunderbird) and run the executable
    ../thunderbird

    if it works then create a link in the ~/bin folder

    ln -s ~/Downloads/thunderbird/thunderbird. ~/bin

    Now you can launch thunderbird from krunner(Alt+F2) using the command
    thunderbird

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    Default Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    Quote Originally Posted by kensch View Post
    On 10/30/2013 05:46 PM, 6tr6tr pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
    > I downloaded Thunderbird directly from Mozilla (because I'm stuck on an
    > older version of openSUSE 12.1 and can't switch off yet) and extracted
    > the ".tgz" file. When I ran the file "run-mozilla.sh", it gives the
    > error:
    >
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > run-mozilla.sh: Cannot execute .
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > It has permission set to executable. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    >
    >


    Running programs from the directory you are in is generally not allowed.
    Use:

    code:
    ----------------------
    sh run-mozilla.sh
    ----------------------

    instead and it should run.

    Ken
    I get the error:

    Code:
    XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/myuser/thunderbird/libxul.so:
    libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Couldn't load XPCOM.
    I also get this error when I try it in an openSUSE 12.2 install as well.

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    Question Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    I get the error:

    Code:
    XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/myuser/thunderbird/libxul.so:
    libdbus-glib-1.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    Couldn't load XPCOM.
    I also get this error when I try it in an openSUSE 12.2 install as well.
    So if I go to YaST and search for the file "libdbus-glib-1.so.2" I find it is provided by the package called "dbus-1-glib" and so is this installed on your system?

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: Unable to run Thunderbird after install from .tgz file

    On 2013-10-30 22:46, 6tr6tr wrote:
    > It has permission set to executable. Does anyone know how to fix this?


    Is that your home? Is it mounted "noexec"?

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