How To Install Thunderbird 31.4.0 On The Most Popular Linux Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Thunderbird is an open-source e-mail client and chat client developed by Mozilla. Among others, it has support for email addresses, newsgroup, news feed and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) Client, managing multiple accounts. Also, it has support for different themes and its power can be extended by plugins.

The latest version available is Thunderbird 31.4.0, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:

  • The previous issues with jp mac builds have now been fixed, and Thunderbird will no longer need to be run in 32-bit mode.
  • Installing extensions within Thunderbird no longer requires download and installing as a file
  • Autocomplete suggestion sort order was adjusted to prioritize entries where the search string matches the beginning of a word

And security updates:

  • Cookie injection through Proxy Authenticate responses
  • sendBeacon requests lack an Origin header
  • Miscellaneous memory safety hazards

how to install Thunderbird 31.4.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

In this article I will show you how to install Thunderbird 31.4.0 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pinguy OS, LXLE, Deepin, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Debian, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva.

Because Thunderbird 31.4.0 is not available via any repository yet, we have to download Thunderbird 31.4.0 from the official ite site, extract the archive, move to /opt and alias the launcher.

Follow the instructions for your system’s architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Thunderbird 31 on 32 bit Ubuntu, Debian CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and derivative systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/31.4.0/linux-i686/en-US/thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/thunderbird*
$ sudo mv thunderbird /opt/thunderbird31.4.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/thunderbird31.4.0/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird

To start Thunderbird 31, just open a terminal, type thunderbird and hit enter.

How to install Thunderbird 31 on 64 bit Ubuntu, Debian CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia, OpenMandriva and derivative systems:

$ wget ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/thunderbird/releases/31.4.0/linux-x86_64/en-US/thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf thunderbird-31.4.0.tar.bz2
$ sudo rm -rf /opt/thunderbird*
$ sudo mv thunderbird /opt/thunderbird31.4.0
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/thunderbird31.4.0/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird

To start Thunderbird 31, just open a terminal, type thunderbird and hit enter.

Note: This will replace the version of Thunderbird you have already on your system with Thunderbird 31.

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