How to install firefox 8 on ubuntu using PPA

Firefox (formerly known as Phoenix and Firebird) is a redesign of the Mozilla browser component. It is similar to Galeon, K-Meleon, and Chimera, but it is written using the XUL user interface language and was designed to be cross-platform.

What is new on firefox 8

The latest version of Firefox has the following changes:

Add-ons installed by third party programs are now disabled by default
Added a one-time add-on selection dialog to manage previously installed add-ons
Added Twitter to the search bar for select locales. Additional locale support will be added in the future
Added a preference to load tabs on demand, improving start-up time when windows are restored
Improved performance and memory handling when using

Install firefox 8 on ubuntu

Open the terminal and run the following commands

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

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install firefox language-pack-en language-pack-en-base

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32 thoughts on “How to install firefox 8 on ubuntu using PPA

  1. Hi

    can somebody post the server keys?
    I got:

    keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv 0AB215679C571D1C8325275B9BDB3D89CE49EC21
    CE49EC21

  2. I am trying to upgrade Firefox 7.0.1 to 8.0.1 and I get this on my Ubuntu 11.10 OS and this is what I get.

    m@m-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mozillateam/firefox-stable

    [sudo] password for m:

    Traceback (most recent call last):

    File “/usr/bin/add-apt-repository”, line 77, in

    ppa_info = get_ppa_info_from_lp(user, ppa_name)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py”, line 65, in get_ppa_info_from_lp

    lp_page = urlopen(req).read()

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 126, in urlopen

    return _opener.open(url, data, timeout)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 400, in open

    response = meth(req, response)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 513, in http_response

    ‘http’, request, response, code, msg, hdrs)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 432, in error

    result = self._call_chain(*args)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 372, in _call_chain

    result = func(*args)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 619, in http_error_302

    return self.parent.open(new, timeout=req.timeout)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 400, in open

    response = meth(req, response)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 513, in http_response

    ‘http’, request, response, code, msg, hdrs)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 438, in error

    return self._call_chain(*args)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 372, in _call_chain

    result = func(*args)

    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/urllib2.py”, line 521, in http_error_default

    raise HTTPError(req.get_full_url(), code, msg, hdrs, fp)

    urllib2.HTTPError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found

    m@m-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get update

    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release i386 (20111012) oneiric InRelease

    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release i386 (20111012) oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release i386 (20111012) oneiric/restricted TranslationIndex

    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release i386 (20111012) oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release i386 (20111012) oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release i386 (20111012) oneiric/restricted Translation-en_US

    Ign cdrom://Ubuntu 11.10 _Oneiric Ocelot_ – Release i386 (20111012) oneiric/restricted Translation-en

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease
    Hit http://deb.playonlinux.com trusty InRelease

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric InRelease

    Hit http://archive.canonical.com oneiric InRelease

    Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty InRelease

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric InRelease

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release.gpg

    Hit http://deb.playonlinux.com trusty/main i386 Packages

    Hit http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner Sources

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric Release

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric Release

    Ign http://deb.playonlinux.com trusty/main TranslationIndex

    Hit http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner i386 Packages

    Ign http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner TranslationIndex

    Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Sources

    Hit http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner i386 Packages

    Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner TranslationIndex

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release.gpg

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages/DiffIndex

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe i386 Packages/DiffIndex

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted i386 Packages/DiffIndex

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages/DiffIndex

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse TranslationIndex

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted TranslationIndex

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe TranslationIndex

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric Release

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources

    404 Not Found

    Err http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages

    404 Not Found

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Sources

    Hit http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main i386 Packages

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main TranslationIndex

    Ign http://deb.playonlinux.com trusty/main Translation-en_US

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Ign http://deb.playonlinux.com trusty/main Translation-en

    Ign http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner Translation-en_US

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Sources

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Sources

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Sources

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Ign http://extras.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://archive.canonical.com oneiric/partner Translation-en

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Sources

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en_US

    Ign http://archive.canonical.com natty/partner Translation-en

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main i386 Packages

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe i386 Packages

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted i386 Packages

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Err http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse i386 Packages

    404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en_US

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Translation-en_US

    Ign http://ppa.launchpad.net oneiric/main Translation-en

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/multiverse Translation-en

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Translation-en_US

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/restricted Translation-en

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Translation-en_US

    Ign http://archive.ubuntu.com oneiric/universe Translation-en

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/universe/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/multiverse/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/restricted/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://extras.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/universe/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/restricted/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/oneiric/multiverse/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.161 80]

    E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.

    m@m-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get -f install

    What should I do?

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