Ubuntuzilla – An APT repository to get the latest updates for Firefox, SeaMonkey and Thunderbird

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Ubuntuzilla is an APT repository hosting the Mozilla builds of the latest official releases of Firefox, Thunderbird, and Seamonkey. This repository should also work on Linux distributions that are derivatives of Ubuntu, and probably also on any Debian derivative.




When Mozilla release a  security patches for example, Always it takes several days to a week for Ubuntu to include the new updates in the official repositories. It is frequently desirable to get more timely security updates for Mozilla software, or run the latest version, which may not be available in the repositories, due to the new features and improvements. This is where the Ubuntuzilla repository comes in.

Installation :

-For Ubuntu 9.04, 9.10 karmic koala and 10.04 Lucid Lynx :

First add the repository to the sources.list:

echo -e "ndeb http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/ubuntuzilla/mozilla/apt all main" | sudo
 tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list > /dev/null

- Add the verification key :

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com C1289A29

- Now install the package you want by using one of the following command :

sudo apt-get install firefox-mozilla-build
sudo apt-get install thunderbird-mozilla-build
sudo apt-get install seamonkey-mozilla-build

Usefull links : Ubuntuzilla sourceforge

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