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 16 Running on CentOS 6.3

Thunderbird 10 Running on CentOS 6.2

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