How to: Tips and Tricks

Ubuntuzilla repository – Easy way to install Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey in Ubuntu

If you want to install newest Mozilla products in Ubuntu, you do so using Ubuntuzilla script. But there is a new and faster way to install and update your Firefox. You can use Ubuntuzilla repository and install updates using Synaptic following these steps: 1. First, existing users Ubuntuzilla should first remove Firefox, Thunderbird or Seamonkey using Ubuntuzilla -a remove -p firefox -a remove -p thunderbird -a remove -p seamonkey

2. It is recommended, that you back up your Firefox user profile (located by default in /home/USERNAME/.mozilla/)

3. Add the GPG Key

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver C1289A29

4. Add repository for Ubuntuzilla Ubuntu Juanty (9.04), Ubuntu Karmic (9.10) and later

echo -e "\ndeb all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null

Ubuntu Interpid (8.10), Ubuntu Hardy (8.04) and Earlier

echo -e "\ndeb all main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null

5. Update repository database

sudo apt-get update

6. To install the latest Mozilla products just enter this commands into terminal For Firefox

sudo apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build

For Thunderbird

sudo apt-get install thunderbird-mozilla-build

For Seamonkey

sudo apt-get install seamonkey-mozilla-build

or you could simply go to Synaptic (System – Administration – Synaptic Package Manager) and search for the package firefox-mozilla-build, thunderbird-mozilla-build, seamonkey-mozilla-build. Whenever a new version of Firefox comes out, all you need to do is a sudo apt-get upgrade.