How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

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How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby Aging Technogeek on Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:35 am

It is very simple, really. Just open a terminal and enter

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next


Once this PPA is installed, close the terminal and open Update Manager. The newest Firefox should be available for installation (you may need to click "Refresh" to update the sources list).

From this point on, the latest version of Firefox will be available as an update as soon as Mozilla releases it.
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby remoulder on Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:46 am

Worth pointing out that the -next repository is the latest beta release. Users of mint 9 or 10 wanting something less cutting edge can use ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable instead and users of all currently supported releases wanting something very bleeding edge can use ppa:mozillateam/firefox-aurora.

To summarise, currently ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable provides firefox 9 (for mint 9 & 10 only), ppa:mozillateam/firefox-next provides firefox 10, ppa:mozillateam/firefox-aurora provides firefox 11

Note these versions will shuffle down when the next version if released. See http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1712247.

Also worth noting that there are similar repositories for thunderbird, replace firefox with thunderbird in url's above.
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby bimsebasse on Tue Jan 03, 2012 9:49 am

And for those who don't even have patience to wait for the betas, the repo below:
ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:09 am

If you just want the security updates, as they are released use "ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa". As in:
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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

On Linux Mint 11 GNOME, I found I also had to update (just use the install command) package firefox-gnome-support and package firefox-locale-en, so all the extension were updated as well to newer versions. (Or perhaps Update Manager would have handled this, too late now 8)).

Source: http://www.webupd8.org/2011/12/firefox-9-released-with-improved.html
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby viking777 on Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:36 pm

Possibly worth noting that it doesn't work in LMDE either, although if you want it to you might try this link:

http://blog.anantshri.info/howto-add-ppa-in-debian/

No guarantees as I haven't tried it myself.
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby xenopeek on Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:36 am

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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby craigevil on Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:11 am

or even better download Firefox from Mozilla, that way it upgrades when a new release comes out.

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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby zerozero on Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:37 pm

viking777 wrote:Possibly worth noting that it doesn't work in LMDE either, although if you want it to you might try this link:

http://blog.anantshri.info/howto-add-ppa-in-debian/

No guarantees as I haven't tried it myself.

better yet 8) in LMDE use iceweasel
the page is here http://mozilla.debian.net/ and it's easy to select release, beta or aurora.
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby sweup on Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:10 am

How to keep Firefox in current language (ie Swedish)? I added the rep but the new version is in English, want to keep Swedish.
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:14 am

In Preferences (EDIT=>Preferences) in the "Content" tab, there is an option to choose the language you want to use.

Under "Languages". click Choose. In the box that opens, Click "Select Language to add", and then click "ADD". Now select the language you added from the list in the window and click "Move Up" until your selection is first on the list. Click OK to set the change and return to the main Edit page.

If you want your language with no other options, delete all of the other languages in the "Languages in order of preference" list.
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby sweup on Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:39 am

Thanks, I changed this before but nothing happens. Firefox i still in English.
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Re: How to always have the latest release of Firefox.

Postby chilliechompar on Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:21 pm

chers for this info just did it upgraded version 27 your top man thanks man
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