Ubuntuzilla: get latest Mozilla releases on Ubuntu sooner

firefoxTired of waiting for the latest Firefox update on Ubuntu? Ubuntu takes a couple of days before the latest releases of Firefox, Thunderbird or SeaMonkey are available in the default repositories. As Mozilla does not provide the deb packages directly, the only way to use the latest releases before they are available in the repositories is to download the archives and extract and use them. But they are not integrated in the system.

Ubuntuzilla hosts an APT repository from where you can download the latest releases as deb packages and install them on your system. The packages contain unmodified official Mozilla release binaries. You can install these packages on all Ubuntu or Debian derivatives.

Run the following commands to install from SourceForge:

$ echo -e "deb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntuzilla.list > /dev/null
$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build

You can also install the latest version from Ubuntu Mozilla Security Team’s PPA. Run:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-security/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install firefox

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