Configuration Of The Thunderbird And Adding Of Lightning Extention In Ubuntu


How to install and configure the Thunderbird and add lightning extention to the calender ?
Ans :
Thunderbird is an excelent e-mail client known in open source world other popular e-mail client is evolution. As of this writing TB3 is still in beta phase so we will see how to install Thunderbird on
Ubuntu 9.10.

Step1 : Edit the source list to point the mozilla reposatory and add the below mention reposatories at the end of the file.
#gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
deb karmic main
deb-src karmic main
save and exit the file

Step2 : Update the reposatory list, that your system knows from where we should download thunderbird and install it
#apt-get update

Step3 : Now install mozilla with apt-get command
#apt-get install mozilla-thunderbird
Reading package lists. Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information. Done

The following extra packages will be installed:
Suggested packages:

The following NEW packages will be installed:
mozilla-thunderbird thunderbird

0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 192 not upgraded.
Need to get 12.2MB of archives.
After this operation, 36.3MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y

Get : 1 karmic/main thunderbird [12.1MB]

Get : 2 karmic/main mozilla-thunderbird [62.0kB]
Fetched 12.2MB in 1min 52s (108kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package thunderbird.
(Reading database ... 114241 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking thunderbird (from .../thunderbird_2.0.0.23+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1_i386.deb) ...
Selecting previously deselected package mozilla-thunderbird.
Unpacking mozilla-thunderbird (from .../mozilla-thunderbird_2.0.0.23+build1+nobinonly-0ubuntu1_all.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
Setting up thunderbird ( ...
Setting up mozilla-thunderbird ( ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

Step4 : To access newly installed Thunderbird go to
Applications--> Internet --> Mozilla thunderbird mail.

Step5 : Now configure and add the lightning extention for getting calender.

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