The latest version of Mozilla Thunderbird is out in the market, lets see how you can install it on Ubuntu Jaunty. The Package repositories of Ubuntu do not contain this version of Thunderbird yet.
In order to install Mozilla Thunderbird 3 on Ubuntu Jaunty, we will need to include its repositories in the system. Open the terminal and run the following command, which will open the sources.list file.
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list
Now append the following lines to the end of this file, it will include the path of Thunderbird 3 to your Ubuntu repository.
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
That’s it, now update your repositories collection by entering the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt-get update
All pre-requisites are completed now, run the following command to install Thunderbird 3.
sudo apt-get install thunderbird-3.1 thunderbird-3.1-gnome-support
Once Completed, launch it from Applications > Internet > Thunderbird 3
Check out our previous post on Thunderbird as well. Enjoy!