In this post I’ll show you how to install the latest 45.1.1 version (at the time of this writing) of the Thunderbird on Ubuntu 16.04. The post is devided into two parts. Each part contains a few easy to follow steps. Just keep reading and you’ll end up with a latest Thunderbird on your Ubuntu 16.04 🙂
Part 1: Installation
Step 1: Download
Down load Thunderbird from Mozilla Thunderbird page.
Step 2: Extract
Open terminal, change directory to where you’ve downloaded Thunderbird and run the following command to extract it.
tar -xjvf thunderbird-45.1.1.tar.bz2
Step 3: Move
Move extracted thunderbird directory to the /opt directory by running the following command:
sudo mv thunderbird /opt
Step 4: Create Symlink
Run the below given command to create a symlink (short cut in windows environment):
sudo ln -s /opt/thunderbird/thunderbird /usr/bin/thunderbird