Stop ubuntu updating thunderbird

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It’s always served me well, but recently I’ve noticed that my laptop’s battery life is abysmal when it’s running.

A bit of poking reveals that it’s a real CPU hog if you have large mail folders (and I never delete ! Finally I found this bug report which has a working solution.

To upgrade Thunderbird, simply run this command: This command will read the same version information as you saw above then download the new version and upgrade the already installed version of Thunderbird. While finished, you will have the new Mozilla Thunderbird version.

Unfortunately, all older releases, including Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx LTS, provide old versions of Thunderbird by default.

This article covers how to upgrade Mozilla Thunderbird manually in Ubuntu.

This article uses Ubuntu 15.04 as example but it should be compatible with any other version of Ubuntu. We like the manual way so we know what happen while doing upgrading. Perform command: Important: before running command, you must ensure that the component vivid-security main is enabled (enabled means line written without # mark in the beginning of line).

Sharing the same Thunderbird profile between different versions of Thunderbird (e.g., 2.0 and 3.0) may cause problems.This page will explain how to install a newer version of Thunderbird.For Ubuntu 10.04, it will explain how to upgrade to Thunderbird 3.1.It makes Thunderbird 17.0.2 much more gentle on the CPU, and according to the report, should work from version 15 onwards.Perhaps they’ll fix this by default eventually, but for now here’s a quick step-by-step on how to fix the problem yourself.

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