rasjidw at openminddev.net
Wed Mar 24 20:36:01 EST 2004
On Wednesday 24 March 2004 18:36, WeeBit wrote:
> I guess I do need to do something after extracting it because I don't see
> it anywhere. What do I do next?
What do you mean by 'I don't see it anywhere?'
By default it will extract itself into a directory called 'thuderbird' where
ever you ran the tar command. I assume that you can in fact see that?
Normally I move the whole 'thunderbird' directory to /usr/local/ (or you could
choose /opt) and then do a symlink in /usr/local/bin to the actual
# mv thunderbird /usr/local (the directory, not the executable)
# ln -s /usr/local/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/local/bin
An alternative to doing the second part is to just putting
/usr/local/thunderbird in your $PATH.
If you don't either do the symlink or put it in your path somehow, you will
not be able to run it from the command line by just typing 'thunderbird'.
You will have to put in the full or relative path to it.
Ah! Do you mean that you can't see a shortcut in KDE to it anywhere?? Oh no,
you will have to make that yourself.
To do that, right click on the task-bar, choose Add - Special Button - Non-KDE
Application, choose /usr/local/bin/thunderbird (or whereever you have put
it), and away you go.
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