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"Couldn't load XPCOM" when trying to run TB 60 in Debian
I am using an up-to-date Debian 9 (stable ) system, 64-bit.
I downloaded Thunderbird 60 from https://download.mozilla.org/?product=thunderbird-60.0-SSL&os=linux64&lang=fr
After extraction to /home/$USER/opt/thunderbird and running I get an error as follows:
XPCOMGlueLoad error for file /home/$USER/opt/thunderbird/libmozgtk.so:
libgtk-3.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Couldn't load XPCOM.
libgtk-3-0 is installed:
$ dpkg -l libgtk-3-0
Nom Version Architecture Description
ii libgtk-3-0:amd64 3.22.11-1 amd64 GTK+ graphical user interface library
$ locate libgtk-3.so.0
What am I missing? Thanks in advance for any hint.
Modified by Fabián Rodríguez
For some reason I had the 32 bit version instead of 64. Here is how I found out: https://www.reddit.com/r/debian/comments/966ya0/trying_to_check_the_newest_thunderbird_60_in/Read this answer in context 👍 0
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I am guessing I am missing some required libraries but the requirements link is 404, see:
For some reason I had the 32 bit version instead of 64. Here is how I found out: https://www.reddit.com/r/debian/comments/966ya0/trying_to_check_the_newest_thunderbird_60_in/
Fabian. Thanks for posting that followup information
The System Requirements https://www.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/60.0/system-requirements/ is listed on the Systems & Languages page https://www.thunderbird.net/thunderbird/all/
I've fixed the link - perhaps even better would be to setup redirection from the previously generic URL - see https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/installing-thunderbird-linux/history
Great job sleuthing this through Fabian!