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Install Firefox 3.6.2 Beta (Namoroka) Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”

Here is a guide to install Firefox 3.6.2 Beta (Namoroka) on Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala”


Note: If you already have a version of Firefox 3.5 installed from a repo then upgrade using the following command:

sudo apt-get upgrade

First add the Mozilla daily ppa to your Repo’s, to do so open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa

Then type:

sudo apt-get update

To install Firefox 3.6 type:

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

When installed you can find Firefox 3.6 under Applications -> Internet -> Namoroka Web Browser

If you want to install Firefox 3.6 Beta in Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope” and 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex” follow these steps.

First you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.list file, open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then add the one of the following lines:

For Ubuntu 9.04 “Jaunty Jackalope”

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

For Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu intrepid main

Save and exit the file

To add the PPA GPG key open a Terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 247510BE

To update the source list copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-get update

To install Firefox 3.6 copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-get install firefox-3.6

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