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I have installed Ubuntu 11.10. I am trying to install Thunderbird 8.0 and it keeps saying that it is dependent on libnotify1 (>=0.5.0).

I find that libnotify1 is not installed in 11.10. It is not listed in Ubuntu web sites as a download for 11.10. It does list it for 11.04.

Does anyone know can libnotify1_0.5.0-2ubuntu1_i386.deb be install in 11.10? If not, how do I overcome the Thunderbird dependency issue? Thanks for any help.

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From where are you installing Thunderbird 8? If I can know about this, then providing the solution becomes more easy –  Manish Sinha Oct 19 '11 at 14:18

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If I were you, I'd wait for official ubuntu packages of thunderbird 8, it shouldn't take too long until those show up in the update-manager. Anyhow, if you really can't wait, you can install libnotify 0.7 manually from the official repositories. Just

sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin

If you're running 64bit Ubuntu and want the 32bit Thunderbird, you probably need the 32bit version of the library, which you can install by

sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin:i386
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I ran the "sudo apt-get install libnotify-bin" as you suggested and it came back and said "libnotify-bin is already the newest version" –  user18432 Oct 19 '11 at 17:10
    
To Manish Sinha –  user18432 Oct 19 '11 at 17:11
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To Manish Sinha (I'll try again) I am installing Tunderbird 8 from "ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/thunderbird-next/ubuntu"; –  user18432 Oct 19 '11 at 17:12
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Check that the PPA you have selected for that is using the oneiric release, not natty. –  ajmitch Oct 19 '11 at 22:38

your thunderbird is not compatible with 11.10. 11.10 has libnotify4 (updated) default installed. So download latest version of thunderbird or search for ubuntu 11.10 compatible thunderbird

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Use this ppa for the latest stable version of mozilla thunderbird:

https://launchpad.net/~mozillateam/+archive/thunderbird-stable

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