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One Daily A Month – The latest firefox without the update hassle.

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One downside of using ubuntu-mozilla-daily is the number of updates offered.
Another is that packages other than Firefox are present in the PPA.

This is my solution.
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One daily a month from ubuntu-mozilla-daily.
The latest firefox without the update hassle
.

  • One ppa for each Firefox.
  • Updated at the start of each month.
  • Tested in a virtual machine.

Firefox-3.6.5 or Firefox-3.7a5(aka Firefox-4) via One Daily A Month.

Firefox-3.6 – one-daily-a-month-0 – Lucid
Firefox-3.7 – one-daily-a-month-1 – Lucid
Firefox-3.6 – one-daily-a-month-2 – Karmic
Firefox-3.7 – one-daily-a-month-3 – Karmic
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Add a PPA:

Firefox-3.6 – One Daily A Month #0 – Lucid

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/one-daily-a-month-0
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

Firefox-3.7 – One Daily A Month #1 – Lucid

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/one-daily-a-month-1
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-3.7

Firefox-3.6 – One Daily A Month #2 – Karmic

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/one-daily-a-month-2
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox

Firefox-3.7 – One Daily A Month #3 – Karmic

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:silverwave/one-daily-a-month-3
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install firefox-3.7

Firefox 3.6 will be found under the name “Namoroka” in Applications > Internet.
Firefox 3.7 will be found under the name “Minefield 3.7 Web Browser”.

Disclaimer: Use at your own risk, no guarantees.

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Written by SilverWav

May 13, 2010 at 7:07 pm

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