Linux Only: Installation Of Current Stable Release
This guide is primarily for Ubuntu users and shows how to install the latest version of Sunbird which is not available through the Synaptic Package manager. It is possible to install a Mozilla repository but this then access the latest nightly builds which are not guaranteed to be stable.
Download the latest version of Sunbird from the here.
Note: Where you see YOUR_FILENAME_HERE replace it with the name of the file you have downloaded.
Open a terminal and change directory to where you have downloaded the file from Mozilla, then run the following commands:
sudo tar jxvf YOUR_FILENAME_HERE.tar.bz2 -C /opt/ sudo chown -R root:root /opt/sunbird/ sudo chmod -R 755 /opt/sunbird/ cd /usr/bin/ sudo ln -sf /opt/sunbird/sunbird sunbird
To create a menu entry, open a terminal and run the command:
sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/sunbird.desktop
Add the following text:
[Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=Sunbird Comment=Calendar & Tasks Application Exec=/opt/sunbird/sunbird Icon=/opt/sunbird/chrome/icons/default.xmp Terminal=false Type=Application Categories=Application;Network; StartupNotify=true
Save and close gedit
Sunbird can be found under Applications → Internet → Sunbird.
You will need to add the icon for the start menu.
Open a terminal and type:
sudo su - root
Enter the password for your current profile
cd /opt/sunbird/chrome/icons/default cp default.xmp /usr/share/pixmaps