Saturday, February 27, 2010

ubuntu lightning problem

So, Lightning is a calendar client for Mozilla Thunderbird. Nothing new. Well, installing the xpi on linux may give you some problems and that’s only because someone normal, like me, doesn’t get to the producer website to see the requirements, someone normal just installs the xpi. Anyway, ubuntu users should install libstdc++5 before installing the xpi from mozilla. If you already installed the xpi, then uninstall it, install the libstdc++5 using apt-get, and then reinstall the xpi file. It should work like a charm. The original linux system requirement for lightning (taken from mozilla website) are like this:
Linux kernel – 2.2.14 or higher with the following libraries or packages:
  • glibc 2.3.2 or higher
  • XFree86-3.3.6 or higher
  • gtk+2.0 or higher
  • fontconfig (also known as xft)
  • libstdc++5
    (Many modern Linux distributions only package libstdc++6, which is incompatible with Lightning. Therefore please install the package “libstdc++5″ or “compat-libstdc++” on your system before installing Lightning)

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