Install Thunderbird 17 on Fedora 19/18, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 6.4

Thunderbird LogoMozilla Thunderbid 17 is released and this is guide, howto install Thunderbird 17 on Fedora 19/18/17/16/15/14, CentOS 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6 using YUM. Thunderbird 10 is currently available on CentOS 6.4/5.9 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.4/5.9 own repos, so with this guide you can also install Thunderbird 10 on CentOS 5.9 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.9.

What’s new in Thunderbird 17

  • A Menu Button is now shown to new users by default
  • Tabs are now drawn in the title bar on Windows
  • RSS feeds can now be viewed in the Wide View Layout
  • Various fixes and performance improvements
  • Various security fixes

What’s new in Thunderbird 10

  • New ability to search the Web
  • Improvements to email search
  • Several fixes when drafting email
  • several other platform fixes

Read full details from Thunderbird 17 release notes and Thunderbird 10 release notes.

Install Mozilla Thunderbird 17/10 on Fedora 19/18/17/16/15/14, CentOS 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.9 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.4/6.3/6.2/6.1/6/5.9

1. Backup your current Thunderbird 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 profiles (just in case)


tar -cvzf $HOME/mozilla-thunderbird-profiles-backup.tar.gz $HOME/.thunderbird/

2. Change root user


su -
## OR ##
sudo -i

3. Install Remi repository

Note: Currently not needed on Fedora 19/18/17, CentOS 5.9 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.9.

Fedora


## Fedora 16 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-16.rpm

## Fedora 15 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-15.rpm

## Fedora 14 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/remi-release-14.rpm

CentOS 6 / Red Hat (RHEL) 6


## Remi Dependency on CentOS 6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 ##
rpm -Uvh http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/i386/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
 
## CentOS 6 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6 ##
rpm -Uvh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm

4. Check Available Thunderbird versions

Fedora 19/18/17


yum list thunderbird

Fedora 16/15/14, CentOS 6.4 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.4


yum --enablerepo=remi list thunderbird

CentOS 5.9 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.9


yum list thunderbird

Note: Thunderbird 10 available.

5. Update or Install Thunderbird 17/10

Fedora 19/18/17


yum update thunderbird
## OR ##
yum install thunderbird

Fedora 16/15/14, CentOS 6.4 and Red Hat (RHEL) 6.4


yum --enablerepo=remi update thunderbird
## OR ##
yum --enablerepo=remi install thunderbird

CentOS 5.9 and Red Hat (RHEL) 5.9


yum update thunderbird
## OR ##
yum install thunderbird

Note: Thunderbird 10 available.

6. Start Thunderbird 17/10

Then start Thunderbird with using command:


thunderbird

Or use Thunderbird (17/10) launcher.

Thunderbird 17/16/10 Screenshots

Thunderbird 17 Running on CentOS 6.3

Thunderbird 17 Running on CentOS 6.3

Thunderbird 16 Running on CentOS 6.3

Thunderbird 16 running on CentOS 6.3

Thunderbird 10 Running on CentOS 6.2

Thunderbird 10 running on CentOS 6.2

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