Package Details: thunderbird-beta 60.6-1

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Package Base: thunderbird-beta
Description: Standalone mail and news reader from - Bleeding edge version
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Keywords: gecko
Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Submitter: Det
Maintainer: bm456
Last Packager: bm456
Votes: 14
Popularity: 0.018706
First Submitted: 2010-05-08 06:55
Last Updated: 2018-05-23 03:12

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mike.cloaked commented on 2018-08-06 19:58

Thunderbird 60.0 was released today, so it should not be too long before the main supported version is built for Thunderbird 60 in [extra] at

I would imagine that it would then be possible to use that PKGBUILD for version 60 to build from source, In the next week or two the beta will likely move to version 61.0b1 and then hopefully using the PKGBUILD for version 60 might be adapted without too much work to build version 61.0bX series.

Edited: As at 25th October 2018 current beta is 64.0b1

mike.cloaked commented on 2018-08-02 18:50

@tomoaki 60.0b10 has been out for some weeks now and the source is at with the latest dated 31st July currently, and it won't be too long before version 60 is released beyond beta. After that it looks like the beta will be 61 later this summer. So maybe the PKBUILD can be altered once 60 is released to either build that, or start working to build the next beta series 61. Things are developing at the thunderbird source side, but I can't find where any changes are documented.

tomoaki commented on 2018-07-30 22:42

@mike.cloaked I tried building, and I had the same error saying "ERROR: Cannot find project mail". From 60.0b7, directories 'mail' and 'calendar' are missing from source files; however, strangely, there exists a directory 'browser'. I think that this is something to do with the error.

mike.cloaked commented on 2018-06-26 20:46

60.0b9 is released - has anyone made any progress building?

mike.cloaked commented on 2018-06-23 21:01

It seems that the directory structure for the source files has changed a fair bit so I have been trying to edit the patch files to match the new source structure - the firefox patch files don't seem directly related to the files that are now there. Also there are changes in the PKGBUILD file related to the above, as well as the build section needing to be changed from make -f build to ./mach build, so there needs to be some work to get this to build. I have reached the stage where the makepkg -s command gets to the start of initiating the build but I get an error "ERROR: Cannot find project mail" and the build stops at an early stage. Has anyone managed to get this to build yet?

mike.cloaked commented on 2018-06-21 18:45

60.0b8 now released.

mike.cloaked commented on 2018-06-12 21:05

60.0b7 is now the latest version - has anyone successfully built it?

mhicklen commented on 2018-06-07 16:38

Hello all,

The download URL for the .tar.xz of the thunderbird source has changed. The filename now ends in '.source.tar.xz' (previously '.tar.xz').

I was able to get around this by modifying the PKGBUILD during installation.

Another issue - after doing this, the 'thunderbird-install-dir.patch' file no longer verifies.

mike.cloaked commented on 2018-05-17 20:36

bemeurer: you have to change the source file definition in the package build - see my previous post - the last section of the source file has to be "source.tar.xz".

If you look at you will see that the latest source is from the 5th April so it hasn't been updated for quite a while! Perhaps the next version will be b7 or maybe there will not be any update until 61.0b1!

However, although firefox 61.0bX have been building there are no more recent versions of thunderbird yet - see[0]=linux-x86_64&channel[0]=beta

bemeurer commented on 2018-05-15 23:05

No longer builds: ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading <>