Thunderbird installation

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  • Install it
 cd $SBSOFTDIR/opt
 tar xzvf thunderbird-1.5.0.2.tar.gz
  • Link it to the bin dir
 ln -s $SBSOFTDIR/opt/thunderbird/thunderbird $SBSOFTDIR/bin/
  • If you want to keep the name thunderbird, link the script thunderbird to the bin dir
 ln -s $SBSOFTDIR/opt/thunderbird/thunderbird $SBSOFTDIR/bin/
  • If you want to use another name (thunderbird-2.0), create a shell script that contains
#!/bin/sh
exec /home/simbio/software/opt/thunderbird/thunderbird "$@"