Package Details: thunderbird-nightly-bin 104.0a1.20220630-1

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Package Base: thunderbird-nightly-bin
Description: Standalone Mail/News reader - Nightly build
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Licenses: GPL, MPL, LGPL
Conflicts: thunderbird-nightly
Provides: thunderbird, thunderbird-nightly
Submitter: freswa
Maintainer: freswa
Last Packager: freswa
Votes: 29
Popularity: 0.000008
First Submitted: 2020-05-17 02:43 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-06-30 12:39 (UTC)

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Latest Comments

a36233 commented on 2021-10-17 17:36 (UTC)

94.0a1 and 95.0a1 are out...

a36233 commented on 2021-03-25 08:55 (UTC)

Version is quite outdate now, the current nightly version is 89

freswa commented on 2020-04-26 18:41 (UTC)

PR welcome :)

blackout commented on 2020-03-11 10:06 (UTC)

please add the code to disable update notifications into the PKGBUILD file

Salamandar commented on 2020-01-30 17:18 (UTC)

Can the dependency over gtk2 be replaced by gtk3 ? :)

electricprism commented on 2019-12-13 22:02 (UTC)

Every update it seems that the existing profile is completely thrown out and I really don't want to duplicate 20GB of data every time there's an update so I add a select-profile to my launcher.desktop file


/opt/thunderbird-beta/thunderbird -p --no-remote% %u

bmd_online commented on 2019-10-28 23:09 (UTC) (edited on 2019-10-28 23:12 (UTC) by bmd_online)

For disable check for updates...

You have to create a file called policies.json

  "policies": {
    "DisableAppUpdate": true

Then, into PKGBUILD package() you have to add

  # Disable auto-updates
  install -Dm644 "${srcdir}"/policies.json -t "$pkgdir/opt/${pkgname}-${pkgver}/distribution"

Another suggestion is to simplify installation directory...

In PKGBUILD package(), you can replace each


adasauce commented on 2019-07-11 17:45 (UTC)

We're up to thunderbird-70.0a1, works if applying the following to PKGBUILD


mansuetus commented on 2019-04-05 17:01 (UTC) (edited on 2019-04-05 17:04 (UTC) by mansuetus)

If you want to enjoy the "last" version, change :


also, if your data gets "lost" when updating, just launch daily with this command : thunderbird-nightly --ProfileManager

FredBezies commented on 2019-02-18 18:44 (UTC)

Thunderbird nightly is 67.0a1 now.

AlfredoRamos commented on 2019-01-24 19:28 (UTC) (edited on 2019-01-24 19:28 (UTC) by AlfredoRamos)

The setting mail.biff.show_alert disables all alerts, including the ones from incoming emails.

I set to false and app.update.silent to true and the update notifications went away, not sure if it was because of both or just the first one.

txtsd commented on 2018-11-21 17:09 (UTC)

Can mail.biff.show_alert be set to False by default?

mirh commented on 2018-11-07 19:00 (UTC)

And now 65.0a1

Dreamingwolf commented on 2018-09-29 14:33 (UTC)

Just as an FYI, nightly is now on 64.0a1

skydrome commented on 2018-08-11 21:07 (UTC)


DearPleasure commented on 2018-08-11 20:07 (UTC)

is it possible to disable updates within nightly. update notification is annoying

Dreamingwolf commented on 2018-05-09 16:53 (UTC)

Correction doesn't work for me using yaourt -Syu --aur

Dreamingwolf commented on 2018-05-09 16:52 (UTC)

My bad, sorry. It doesn't work for me using yaourt -Syu, but does if I specify yaourt -S thunderbird-nightly.

freswa commented on 2018-05-06 18:26 (UTC)

This automatically fetches the latest nightly. $pkgver gets updated upon build.

Dreamingwolf commented on 2018-05-06 18:22 (UTC)

Not sure if there is a new link or something, but current PKGBUILD doesn't grab latest update. I have to manually change the pkgver listed in PKGBUILD to the current date in order for the app to update.

MarcelPa commented on 2018-01-25 08:09 (UTC) (edited on 2018-01-25 08:10 (UTC) by MarcelPa)

Thunderbird 60.0a1 is out, changing the PKGBUILD from




is enough to get the newest version. Moreover, firefox-nightly changed the download link from


I guess this is interesting for thunderbird-nightly aswell.

MarcelPa commented on 2018-01-04 08:41 (UTC) (edited on 2018-01-04 08:43 (UTC) by MarcelPa)

I got an error during installation:

==> Starting package()...
install: cannot stat 'thunderbird/chrome/icons/default/default22.png': No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().

I assume there is a new icon for Thunderbird in different sizes (using i3 I don't see those anyway). I changed line 46 in the PKGBUILD from:

for i in 16x16 22x22 24x24 32x32 48x48 256x256; do


for i in 16x16 32x32 48x48 64x64 128x128; do

That worked for me, but I cannot say anything about missing icons or anything. Maybe this helps someone!

DrMartinus commented on 2017-04-21 17:15 (UTC)

I get the following message: curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found ==> FEHLER: Fehler beim Download von Breche ab... ==> FEHLER:Makepkg konnte thunderbird-nightly nicht erstellen.

cgirard commented on 2016-08-03 10:15 (UTC)

Not using thunderbird any more. I am disowning it. Feel free to adopt.

cgirard commented on 2015-12-16 17:28 (UTC)

@thevoidnn: You're welcome to propose a fix...

thevoidnn commented on 2015-12-16 13:38 (UTC) (edited on 2015-12-16 13:38 (UTC) by thevoidnn)

fix the PKGBUILD: ==> Downloading... Warning: Illegal date format for -z, --timecond (and not a file name). Warning: Disabling time condition. See curl_getdate(3) for valid date syntax. (it installs fine, just remove the warnings)

skydrome commented on 2015-06-15 23:41 (UTC)

hmm, once i installed the signed extension from the addons site it works, but not when building FireTray from source, weird.

skydrome commented on 2015-06-15 23:24 (UTC)

Anyone using FireTray extension with nightly? Working? Cant get it to work, gonna try a diff version of Thunderbird

Airon90 commented on 2015-05-16 09:11 (UTC)

Can't build the package: ==> Extracting... bsdtar: Error opening archive: Unrecognized archive format Then it exits.

cgirard commented on 2014-10-14 14:26 (UTC)

Done. I still do not use the download method used in firefox-nightly as I do not like the behavior when there is already a downloaded file from a previous day.

Det commented on 2014-10-14 13:56 (UTC)

Please also use the date in the pkgver.

Airon90 commented on 2014-09-06 10:00 (UTC)

There is an error: [airon@aironpc ~]$ pacaur -S thunderbird-nightly :: Package(s) thunderbird-nightly not found in repositories, trying AUR... :: resolving dependencies... :: looking for inter-conflicts... :: thunderbird-nightly-34.0a1-1 is up to date -- reinstalling AUR Packages (1): thunderbird-nightly-34.0a1-1 :: Proceed with installation? [Y/n] Y :: Retrieving package(s)... :: View thunderbird-nightly PKGBUILD? [Y/n] n :: View thunderbird-nightly.install script? [Y/n] n :: Building thunderbird-nightly package(s)... ==> Making package: thunderbird-nightly 34.0a1-1 (Sat Sep 6 12:13:24 CEST 2014) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> Retrieving sources... -> Found thunderbird-nightly.desktop -> Found vendor.js ==> Validating source files with sha1sums... thunderbird-nightly.desktop ... Passed vendor.js ... Passed ==> Extracting sources... ==> Entering fakeroot environment... ==> Starting package()... ==> Downloading... Warning: Illegal date format for -z, --timecond (and not a file name). Warning: Disabling time condition. See curl_getdate(3) for valid date syntax. % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 299 100 299 0 0 398 0 --:--:-- --:--:-- --:--:-- 398 ==> Extracting... bsdtar: Error opening archive: Unrecognized archive format ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package(). Aborting... :: thunderbird-nightly cleaned

blackout commented on 2014-06-07 21:28 (UTC)

why doesn't this pkg have a daily version number like any other daily/nightly mozilla products?

orschiro commented on 2014-04-24 17:44 (UTC)

@skydrome Works. Thanks!

skydrome commented on 2014-04-24 16:47 (UTC)


orschiro commented on 2014-04-24 05:20 (UTC)

@cgirard Thanks! I overlooked that it installs the binary under a different name. One last question: Is it possible to disable the update notification window? Thunderbird continously opens the `update now` window where I can say `Ask later` or `update now`. However, updating now does not work and I want to disable this automatic updater completely. Thanks for any tips!

cgirard commented on 2014-04-22 11:23 (UTC)

@orschiro: No, they can be installed simultaneously.

orschiro commented on 2014-04-22 11:21 (UTC)

Shouldn't this package stay in conflict with thunderbird from the official repos?

Det commented on 2014-03-20 19:17 (UTC)

He's actually already being let know when you flag it.

Supergeek800 commented on 2014-03-20 19:16 (UTC)

The latest Thunderbird Daily build is now 31.0a1, flagged the package as outdated. Just letting you know.

Det commented on 2013-05-03 01:46 (UTC)

Since wget's been moved to [extra] you either need to add it in makedepends=() or change it to curl.

cgirard commented on 2012-09-13 08:39 (UTC)

Does not seem like the best idea. It would prevent users from installing other non standard thunderbird version at the same time. I don't have much time right now but you could try to investigate how to make thunderbird-nightly read /usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/.

skydrome commented on 2012-09-09 11:17 (UTC)

i have some in there now but it doesnt read that dir, only if i move them into /opt/thunderbird-18.0a1/extensions will they load. I tried that first before asking the original question :)

Det commented on 2012-09-09 10:36 (UTC)

@skydrome, they should just be using /usr/lib/thunderbird/extensions/.

skydrome commented on 2012-09-09 10:29 (UTC)

could the version be excluded in the package directory? using /opt/thunderbird would make it easier for pkgbuilds using nightly extensions.

commented on 2012-08-30 21:18 (UTC)

Not working anymore as 18.0a1 is actual in /latest-comm-central on mozilla ftp! Changing just the version number in PGKBUILD is enough ;)

cgirard commented on 2012-07-15 18:42 (UTC)

Orphaning the pkgbuild temporarily. I will be back in 2 week and will adopt it back if still orphan.

Det commented on 2012-04-26 12:25 (UTC)

Have fun with it.

cgirard commented on 2012-04-26 10:33 (UTC)

Adopted and updated. Thank you for your work on this Det.

Det commented on 2012-04-25 21:59 (UTC)

Sorry. Don't care about these things anymore. Moved on to the stable [extra] thunderbird.

Det commented on 2012-02-09 10:29 (UTC)

Thanks for reporting.

cgirard commented on 2012-02-09 10:28 (UTC)

OK. Nevermind, it does work now. Thx.

cgirard commented on 2012-02-09 10:26 (UTC)

Yes I've seen that but I got a checksum failure anyway. Will try again.

Det commented on 2012-02-09 10:23 (UTC)

It was just an extra bracket (')') in the second line.

cgirard commented on 2012-02-09 10:21 (UTC)

Something is wrong with the checksums section (extraneous parenthesis + something else ?).

triarius commented on 2011-05-12 16:20 (UTC)

3.4a1pre is out

cgirard commented on 2011-05-05 14:41 (UTC)

Correct checksum for thunderbird-nightly.desktop is '9a9bbe38c27fb4fd172a7be75755a8222a80b2bc3df6dcb8dafcc0088787f58f25e50dddfcd0a7da12677efffda20001003b255ea715dc07b831db4d57255ff4'