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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]
Comment=Calendar & Tasks Application

Save and close gedit

Sunbird can be found under ApplicationsInternetSunbird.

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