[CentOS] Missing Thunderbird Updates

Filipe Brandenburger filbranden at gmail.com
Sat May 9 02:35:35 UTC 2009


I recently noticed that Thunderbird updates are missing from CentOS 5.

First, I noticed that Thunderbird is available in the
"updates" repo of CentOS 5.2, but not on the "updates" repo of CentOS
5.3. The version in the "os" repo of CentOS 5.3 is

- Thunderbird in CentOS 5.2 updates repo:

- Thunderbird in CentOS 5.3 os repo:

- No Thunderbird in CentOS 5.3 updates repo:

Then I went upstream to confirm which versions were available there.
To my surprise, I found out that there is a src rpm for Thunderbird that dates from March 22.

- Thunderbird SRPM in RHEL 5Client:

CentOS Developers, could you please build the RPMs for the latest
version, and investigate why the issue with not
being present in the "updates" repo 5.3 happened, and why the new
package was not rebuilt even though it dates from more than
one month ago?


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