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[SOLVED] Firefox Nightly and Tor Installation

Postby foxtrot99 on Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:59 pm

I've tried 'installing' it for days now. I've removed (sudo apt-get purge firefox) the FF browser that's included with Mint and tried installing Nightly (sudo apt-get install firefox) but I keep getting server errors.

I've read forum post after forum post, I've watched video tutorials on how to install tar.bz2 files but cannot get Nightly up and running. I HAVE been able to open it but when I close the browser I have to sift through all the extracted files and open it that way.

Tor is another program. I get confirmation it was successfully installed but can't get it working. When I click to start Tor Browser it opens Gedit.

Also.. Using Mint 13 Cinnamon.
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Re: Firefox Nightly and Tor Installation

Postby xenopeek on Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:01 pm

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You should be able to install nightly with:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk

You will find it in the menu as "Nightly Web Browser". No need to uninstall Firefox (perhaps a good idea to have a stable browser as backup installed).

If you need localization, add the firefox-trunk-locale-?? package, where you replace ?? with your two letter language code.

Found all this out, by looking at the package description on the PPA website: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-d ... /+packages Just expand (with the little triangle icon in front of it) the top package and scroll down, you can see the list of "Build packages".

I don't know about Tor; I would recommend the Tor Browser Bundle instead: https://www.torproject.org/download/dow ... l.en#linux
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Re: Firefox Nightly and Tor Installation

Postby foxtrot99 on Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:53 pm

Nightly is now installed. Thanks Vincent.
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