Install Mozilla Firefox Web Browser v3.6 via Personal Package Archive (PPA)

By | 2010/01/28

Recently I published a short article outlining how to install the latest Firefox Web Browser manually, alongside your existing Firefox installation. In this article I will outline how to install the latest stable Firefox release by making use of the Mozilla Team PPA.

This Personal Package Archive (PPA) provides the latest stable releases for Firefox, unlike a previously available solution which was the Mozilla Daily PPA, which provided the latest daily builds. If you are looking for the latest stable release of Mozilla Firefox, this article will outline how to configure the PPA in order to install the required package(s).

Requirements

Installing the latest stable release of the Mozilla Firefox web browser requires the addition of a Personal Package Archive (PPA). Configuring and activating this PPA on your system can be done by simply pasting the following command into your Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

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

Installation

Once you have the Personal Package Archive (PPA) configured, you can install the latest stable release of Mozilla Firefox by pasting the following two commands into your Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal):

sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install firefox firefox-3.6 firefox-3.6-branding firefox-gnome-support

Troubleshooting

If you have issues with the latest stable version of Firefox, feel free to drop by the Ubuntu Tutorials forum thread and discuss solutions.

5 thoughts on “Install Mozilla Firefox Web Browser v3.6 via Personal Package Archive (PPA)

  1. Paul

    Think you’re missing the ‘install’ from that last aptitude command, right?

    Reply
    1. Christer Edwards Post author

      I haven’t tried it without that package, but why don’t you give it a try and let us know. Worst that can happen is it doesn’t work.. until you add it. You can always uninstall it all if you’re not satisfied.

      Reply
  2. Rahul Batra

    Thanks a lot!

    Any idea if Thunderbird 3.0 stable can be installed using PPA too?

    Reply

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