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I wanted to try Thunderbird 3.3a2 so I downloaded it from the Thunderbird Website. I extracted it and tried to run both files. However I am getting file can not be executed error.

amey@amey-desktop:~/Documents/thunderbird$ ./thunderbird
exec: 398: ./thunderbird-bin: not found
amey@amey-desktop:~/Documents/thunderbird$ ls -lart thunderbird*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 amey amey 48220 2010-01-01 13:30 thunderbird-bin
-rwxr-xr-x 1 amey amey  3920 2010-01-01 13:30 thunderbird
amey@amey-desktop:~/Documents/thunderbird$ ls -lart
-rwxr-xr-x 1 amey amey 10597 2010-01-01 13:30

What am I missing? I did also try giving full permission(777) to all three files, still no luck. Tried using sudo too.

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Stefano Palazzo Oct 18 '11 at 12:14

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I can't seem to reproduce this, perhaps your download was corrupted? Have you tried redownloading? – Ward Muylaert Feb 26 '11 at 19:27
Let me again try re downloading this. – Amey Jah Feb 27 '11 at 4:13
Download two more times, still same problem. Can you tell me whether if there is any problem with bash or something. – Amey Jah Feb 27 '11 at 7:47
I checked the same in my virtualbox guest. It worked fine. Seems that there is some problem with my ubuntu setup. – Amey Jah Mar 2 '11 at 17:30
up vote 3 down vote accepted

There are now packages in the Thunderbird Next PPA for 3.3 alpha 2:

This PPA will also contain future alpha and beta releases of Thunderbird 3.3

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