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ive been trying to install thunderbird and followed the faqs on the home page.everything went well until it came to ./configure.....then i got "no such file or directory." it was a tar gz which i extracted and cd to file and then i got the error


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./configure is the first step in compiling from source.

What you downloaded is probably a binary package instead of a source package. So try this instead, in the directory where the .tar.gz is unpacked:




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this is the error message i get. ive tried 3 different downloads from 3 different sites

The following packages have bad signatures:

/var/ftp/pub/Mandrakelinux/media/main3/mozilla-thunderbird-1.0.2-2mdk.i586.rpm:Missing signature (Could not read lead bytes)

Do you want to continue installation ? (y/N)

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i just tried ./thunderbird and received the followering message

./thunderbird-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libstdc++.so.5: cannotopen shared object file: No such file or directory



root@xphost john]# urpmi libstdc++6

The package(s) are already installed

[root@xphost john]# urpmi mozilla-firefox

The package(s) are already installed

The tarball wants 5 not 6


urpmf libstdc++.so.5

will tell you what pkg has libstdc++.so.5


Bad SIG and can't install? That's a new one for me. Use rpmdrake and tell it to ignore the Bad SIG and install anyway.

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You can use the --no-verify-rpm option at the command line which deactivates rpm signature checking. Note that it is a security risk if someone altered that package. But since I have seen that message myself a lot of times it's likely just the package managers bug.

So the command is

urpmi --no-verify-rpm mozilla-thunderbird

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