HOW TO INSTALL MOZILLA FIREFOX NIGHTLY BROWSER IN UBUNTU 16.04
In this article we are going to learn How to install Mozilla Firefox nightly browser in Ubuntu 16.04. Firefox nightly browser is a open source web browser application. Like any other web browser Firefox nightly also comes with nice user interface and useful features. It’s an another nice product by Mozilla Firefox. Nightly is an cross platform application available for major operating system i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS. Mozilla Firefox nightly browser supports almost all major languages.
Mozilla Firefox nightly browser comes with features like Web Developer option, open multiple websites using tabs, install official addons to get more features, configure network proxy settings and many more. Here we are going to install latest version of Mozilla Firefox nightly browser i.e. Version 60.0. For more information’s and features of this application you can visit the official website. You can contribute to this application by downloading it’s source code from it’s official website.
Follow the below steps to install Mozilla Firefox nightly browser in Ubuntu 16.04
Before start the installation of Mozilla Firefox nightly browser we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa # Install PPA Repository daily (or even multiple builds per day) for various mozilla projects and branches. For questions and bugs with software in this archive, please contact or visit #ubuntu-mozillateam on freenode. More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-mozilla-daily/+archive/ubuntu/ppa Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9vy_b0c5/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp9vy_b0c5/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key 247510BE from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmp9vy_b0c5/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key 247510BE: public key "Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Mozilla Daily Build Team" imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys found gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease Hit:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease Reading package lists... Done
Now we are ready to install the Mozilla Firefox nightly browser application. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install firefox-trunk # Install Mozilla Firefox Nightly Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Suggested packages: fonts-lyx The following NEW packages will be installed: firefox-trunk 0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 237 not upgraded. Need to get 46.0 MB of archives. After this operation, 182 MB of additional disk space will be used. Get:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-mozilla-daily/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 firefox-trunk amd64 60.0~a1~hg20180226r405243-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~umd1 [46.0 MB] . . Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index... Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Setting up firefox-trunk (60.0~a1~hg20180226r405243-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~umd1) ... Please restart all running instances of firefox-trunk, or you will experience problems.
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As you can see above Firefox Nightly browser package has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l firefox-trunk # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii firefox-trunk 60.0~a1~hg20180226r4052 amd64 Safe and easy web browser from Mozilla
Now to open the application just type the command firefox-trunk on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ firefox-trunk # Open the Application
You can also open the Mozilla Firefox nightly browser application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the Firefox Nightly browser use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r firefox-trunk # Uninstall the Application (Reading database ... 210504 files and directories currently installed.) Removing firefox-trunk (60.0~a1~hg20180226r405243-0ubuntu0.16.04.1~umd1) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
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