How to switch to Thunderbird Stable?

New to Garuda Linux, my daily driver is Kubuntu 22.04, so I’m here trying something new on a spare laptop.

The distro installed successfully, and so far everything is working out of the box.
The only I’m trying to figure out is how to remove Thunderbird (Daily) and get back to Thunderbird (Stable). Because I use IMAP for my email, I don’t want to risk a bug from the daily affecting the email on all of my other systems running Thunderbird Stable.

I’m unfamiliar how to remove programs using this distro, so if someone could point me to the FAQ or how to that would be great!

Requested info about my system…

Kernel: 6.2.13-zen-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
clocksource: tsc available: hpet,acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=2e044996-7d64-4096-9538-361486de1d62 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet quiet splash rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.8 tk: Qt v: 5.15.10 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 1
dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP EliteBook 8760w v: A0001C02
serial: Chassis: type: 10 serial:
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1630 v: KBC Version 01.32
serial: BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 68SAD Ver. F.01
date: 04/14/2011
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 79.6 Wh (100.0%) condition: 79.6/79.6 Wh (100.0%)
volts: 16.8 min: 14.4 model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion
serial: status: full
Info: model: Intel Core i7-2820QM bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Sandy Bridge
gen: core 2 level: v2 built: 2010-12 process: Intel 32nm family: 6
model-id: 0x2A (42) stepping: 7 microcode: 0x2F
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 tpc: 2 threads: 8 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 256 KiB desc: d-4x32 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 1024 KiB desc: 4x256 KiB
L3: 8 MiB desc: 1x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 803 high: 840 min/max: 800/3400 scaling:
driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 798 2: 798 3: 798 4: 840
5: 798 6: 798 7: 798 8: 798 bogomips: 36716
Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3
Device-1: AMD Whistler [Radeon HD 6730M/6770M/7690M XT]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard FirePro M5950 driver: radeon v: kernel
alternate: amdgpu arch: TeraScale-2 code: Evergreen process: TSMC 32-40nm
built: 2009-15 pcie: gen: 2 speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 ports: active: LVDS-1
empty: DP-1, DP-2, DP-3, VGA-1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 1002:6740
class-ID: 0300 temp: 50.5 C
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.1
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: radeon unloaded: modesetting
alternate: fbdev,vesa dri: r600 gpu: radeon display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1600x900 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 423x238mm (16.65x9.37")
s-diag: 485mm (19.11")
Monitor-1: LVDS-1 mapped: LVDS model: Chi Mei Opto 0x1724 built: 2010
res: 1600x900 hz: 60 dpi: 106 gamma: 1.2 size: 382x215mm (15.04x8.46")
diag: 438mm (17.3") ratio: 16:9 modes: max: 1600x900 min: 640x480
API: OpenGL v: 4.5 Mesa 23.1.8-arch1.1 renderer: AMD TURKS (DRM 2.50.0 /
6.2.13-zen-1-zen LLVM 16.0.6) direct-render: Yes
Device-1: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard 6 driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
chip-ID: 8086:1c20 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Turks HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6500/6600 / 6700M Series]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 2
speed: 5 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:aa90 class-ID: 0403
API: ALSA v: k6.2.13-zen-1-zen status: kernel-api tools: N/A
Server-1: PipeWire v: 0.3.80 status: active with: 1: pipewire-pulse
status: active 2: wireplumber status: active 3: pipewire-alsa type: plugin
4: pw-jack type: plugin tools: pactl,pw-cat,pw-cli,wpctl
Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: e1000e v: kernel port: 5000 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:1502
class-ID: 0200
IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac:
Device-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] driver: iwlwifi
v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 25:00.0
chip-ID: 8086:0082 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlo1 state: down mac:
Local Storage: total: 1.36 TiB used: 590.12 GiB (42.2%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD10SPZX-00Z10T0 size: 931.51 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: HDD rpm: 5400 serial:
fw-rev: 1A01 scheme: MBR
ID-2: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Axiom model: 500GB size: 465.76 GiB
block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s tech: SSD
serial: fw-rev: 2A0 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 346.33 GiB (37.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-2: /home raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 346.33 GiB (37.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 346.33 GiB (37.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 931.51 GiB size: 931.51 GiB (100.00%)
used: 346.33 GiB (37.2%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/sda1 maj-min: 8:1
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 19.49 GiB used: 19.2 MiB (0.1%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 8
dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 46.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 50.5 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A
Processes: 296 Uptime: 4d 12m wakeups: 37 Memory: total: 20 GiB
available: 19.49 GiB used: 6.3 GiB (32.3%) Init: systemd v: 254
default: graphical tool: systemctl Compilers: gcc: 13.2.1 Packages:
pm: pacman pkgs: 1422 libs: 398 tools: octopi,paru Shell: fish v: 3.6.1
default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole inxi: 3.3.29
Garuda (2.6.16-1):
System install date: 2023-09-22
Last full system update: 2023-09-24 ↻
Is partially upgraded: No
Relevant software: snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:
Failed units:


Coming from a Debian based distro, this one might be useful
Anyway, you shouldn’t need removing the beta package, since the new one to be installed will ask to do it.
So just

sudo pacman -S thunderbird

Careful, anyway, this is a rolling release. Things change quickly and there is always a certain risk of breakage. Always solvable! :wink:
And welcome to the forum!


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