I’ve recently migrated a few of my workstations to Ubuntu Linux, and so far I’m satisfied and excited with the useability of this operating system.

One thing I had major trouble with on Fedora was installing Sunbird. probably my naivety but nonetheless the process was a breeze (no pun intended, for those in the know) on Ubuntu. I followed these command lines I found on another site:

Download and Install

From your terminal:

cd /opt

Changes us into the /opt directory

sudo wget -c ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/sunbird/releases/0.3a2/sunbird-0.3a2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2

downloads Sunbird to your /opt folder

sudo tar -xvf sunbird-0.3a2.en-US.linux-i686.tar.bz2

this extracts Sunbird into a new Sunbird folder in the /opt directory

sudo chown -R root:root /opt/sunbird/

this changes the sunbird folder owner to root

sudo gedit /usr/bin/sunbird.sh

Now we’re placing a file in /usr/bin/ that tells the OS how to start sunbird
Place the following text into the new document

cd /opt/sunbird/

Save and close the new document

sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/sunbird.sh

this changes our sunbird.sh file to an executable

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/sunbird.desktop

Now we’re creating the icon in your Applicaitons menu
Place the following text in the new file

[Desktop Entry]
Comment=Calendar Application

Save and close the new document

killall gnome-panel

this restarts the gnome panels Go to Applications > Office > Sunbird

I’m posting this to help others searching for this topic, as well as to remind myself in case I need to do it again!

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