Updating firefox on ubuntu

20-May-2016 17:01 by 6 Comments

Updating firefox on ubuntu

To extract this juicy archive, open the Downloads directory.

The firefox-next ppa will replace your current Firefox installation with the current available version in Mozillas Beta channel.

Ubuntu automatically updates its repositories to the newest stable Firefox version a few days after the official release (as does Linux Mint).

Here are a few examples of how many days Ubuntu and Linux Mint need to push the update: This howto has been tested with success on the following distributions, with Firefox 4 to 50 and Firefox Beta/Aurora: Cent OS / Scientific Linux / RHEL 6.7 & 7.2 Debian 6 “Squeeze” Debian 7 “Wheezy” Debian 8.x “Jessie” Linux Mint 13 “Maya” LTS (support until April 2017) Linux Mint 17 “Qiana” LTS (support until April 2019) Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” LTS (support until April 2019) Linux Mint 17.2 “Rafaela” LTS (support until April 2019) Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” LTS (support until April 2019) Linux Mint 18 “Sarah” LTS (support until April 2021) Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” (support until April 2017) Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” (Long Term Support, until April 2019) Ubuntu 15.10 “Wily Werewolf” (support until July 2016) Ubuntu 16.04 LTS “Xenial Xerus” (support until April 2021) Ubuntu 16.10 ‘Yakkety Yak’ (to be released on October 13th, 2016) This installation procedure is reliable and should work with a wide range of distributions.

Mozilla Firefox 40 was released yesterday and available for upgrade in Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 repositories.

Release highlights according to the official release note: I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5 years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.

Please share your experience with Open Suse and Fedora in the comments.

Problem: it is possible to run different Firefox versions with the same profile (profiles are compatible through major versions).Simply run these two commands in a terminal: You may also have a look at the Firefox Aurora ppa.Note: you can use only one of these three channels (Aurora, Beta, and Daily) at the same time! More information on Firefox release dates (including beta, aurora, nightly and ESR versions) can be found on the official Rapid Release calendar.Warning for unexperienced Linux users: stick to the Firefox version included with your Linux distribution!Firefox can be installed or uninstalled through the package management system (Software Center, Software Manager, Synaptic, apt…) of all major distributions.

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