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This tutorial will explain how to install firefox 3.6 stable from ubuntu ppa
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For ubuntu karmic/Lucid users

Open the command prompt and run the following commands

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

For ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) Users

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu jaunty main

Save and exit

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install firefox 3.6 stable

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

For ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) Users

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu intrepid main

Save and exit

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install firefox 3.6 stable

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

For ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) Users

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu hardy main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/mozillateam/firefox-stable/ubuntu hardy main

Save and exit

Update the source list

sudo apt-get update

Install firefox 3.6 stable

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

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25 Comments to “How to install firefox 3.6 stable from ubuntu ppa”

  1. I didn’t need to install firefox. I just included ppa to source list, ran update-manager and it was automatically upgraded from Firefox 3.5.

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  2. loony says:

    PPA sucks! From Germany I have a download speed of ~200B/s… Not only now, this is for month now…

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    admin Reply:

    did you try to select fastest mirror and see what happens http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-select-fastest-mirror-in-ubuntu.html

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  3. Jerad says:

    @admin:
    Am I wrong in thinking that just changes the sources.list servers for the ubuntu-run servers, not for PPAs?

    Also, is this packaged version of firefox branded Namoroka like the others or actually firefox?

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  4. Thank you very much for the tip.

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  5. Tom says:

    Thanks, and good tip @Marco, I just added the ppa:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

    Then used update manager, check for updates etc, then had ff 3.6 installed
    [running Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic]

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  6. davide says:

    GPG key ?

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  7. freddy3980 says:

    Thank for this post!

    @Jerad, its actually Firefox 3.6, enjoy.

    @Tom, thanks for the new command :P

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  8. Ali says:

    great….now how do i run it?

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  9. Martin Bajer says:

    Hi,
    I installed these packages:
    firefox
    firefox-3.6
    firefox-branding
    firefox-gnome-support
    firefox-3.6-gnome-support
    ubufox

    1) Firefox uses bold, terrible antialiased fonts in menus nad for rendering webpages as well. How to tune Firefox to look as native GNOME application? Why Firefox do not respect default GNOME appearance on the 1st place?

    2) How to tell Firefox to use font 10px? Font settings have only partial efect.

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  10. Gary Wieman says:

    How do you install the keys that are needed to access launchpad when installing in Hardy?

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  11. amirman says:

    found this elsewhere, it’s the terminal command for adding the GPG key:

    sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys CE49EC21

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  12. freddy says:

    @Martin Bajer

    Try this:

    1. Open terminal
    2. gedit ~/.fonts.config
    3.enter the following text and save it:

    true

    true

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  13. freddy says:

    Don’t know why it doesn’t show the my whole post.. anyway check here Martin Bajer:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/379761/comments/47

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  14. Oceanwatcher says:

    I have been looking long and hard for a ppa for the latest version of Filezilla. Does anyone know of something like this? Would LOVE to upgrade to the latest version…

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    admin Reply:

    If you are running ubuntu 9.10 you can install latest version of filezilla from here http://www.getdeb.net/software/FileZilla

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  15. Oceanwatcher says:

    Great link. Pity it does not work… Have installed the getdeb repo. Doing and update and upgrade in a terminal produces this:

    Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/f/filezilla/filezilla_3.3.1-1~getdeb1_i386.deb 302 Found
    Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu/pool/apps/f/filezilla/filezilla-common_3.3.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb 302 Found

    BTW – I am on Kubuntu 9.10 with KDE 4.3.5. Just updated Firefox to 3.6.

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  16. André says:

    I tried but firefox remove google search from search box, in fact it only let me to use ask.com

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  17. Jack says:

    Please note that firefox-3.6 from this ppa is broken – it doesn’t support java at all.

    Default ubuntu version works with icedtea browser plugin just fine.

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  18. Martin Bajer says:

    @freddy
    Hi freddy, thanks for your link. I tried it, Fonts remains the same.
    http://fict10n.net/screenshot-Firefox.png
    http://fict10n.net/screenshot-Epiphany.png

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  19. freddy says:

    @Martin Bajer, sorry to hear that it didn’t work for you, maybe you can try other suggestions on that link:

    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox-3.5/+bug/379761

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  20. florian says:

    I followed this instructions step by step, everything installed, but firefox can’t be started. The FF icon in the taskbar changed to a globe icon with the tooltip text “Namoroka Web Browser”, clicking onto that does nothing!

    The previous version of FF does not work anymore too.

    I am using Ubuntu 8.04.

    Why is it always nearly impossible to install new software on ubuntu. I am using ubuntu now for almost 3 years and it NEVER worked as written in the tutorials!

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  21. Jerad says:

    @florian

    Thankfully in about 15 days you won’t have to worry about it because the next LTS will be out and Ubuntu will offer to upgrade you to that (which will have FF 3.6 by default)

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  22. Rama says:

    @Jerad

    No. The new LTS only has Firefox 3.5

    Ubuntu / Canonical really needs to get new versions of Mozilla based applications out faster!

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  23. Bob-El says:

    I’ve got Firefox 3.6.3 running just fine but how do I install the Java plugin – Version 6 Update 20? The repository seems to be several versions behind.

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