Thursday, January 21, 2010

Install Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu 9.10

Mozilla released Firefox 3.6 this morning. Going by past behavior, this release will likely not find its way into the official Ubuntu repositories before Ubuntu 10.04 is released this coming April. If you want to be able to benefit from the latest features in Firefox 3.6 now, you can install it very easily using Ubuntuzilla.

I've written about Ubuntuzilla before. It is a Python script that will download and install the latest version of three Mozilla products: Firefox, Thunderbird and Seamonkey. You can run this command to download the latest version of the Ubuntuzilla installer:
$ wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/apt/pool/main/u/ubuntuzilla/ubuntuzilla_4.8.3-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
Now to install it:
$ sudo dpkg -i ubuntuzilla_*.deb
Run this command to install the latest version of Firefox:
$ ubuntuzilla.py
 You will have to run through a series of questions that are really straightforward and when you're done you will have the latest version of Firefox installed.

3 comments:

  1. Using Karmic (9.10) I got this error on the 2nd command:

    'dpkg: error processing ubuntuzilla-*.deb (--install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    ubuntuzilla-*.deb'

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  2. Yeah Ubuntuzilla changed their preferred install method. I updated the post with a working link. I'll make a new post when I get a chance using their preferred method.

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  3. it should read

    sudo dpkg -i ubuntuzilla_*.deb

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