How to install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 using the repository

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How to install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 using the repository

Postby gracious1 » Wed May 03, 2017 5:49 am

If you want to take advantage of the usual software update mechanisms of Ubuntu, you may want to install Pale Moon from the Steve Pusser's unofficial but fully-endorsed, well-maintained repository.

1. Open a Terminal window with Ctrl-Alt-T.

2. At the prompt, run the command

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sudo -i
Enter your password when prompted. This creates your root window. (The prompt will look different.)

3.Add the repository to your list of sources by entering this command:

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sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/stevenpusser/xUbuntu_14.04/ /' >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/palemoon.list"


4. Obtain the key so that Ubuntu will trust the updates using this sequence of commands:

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wget -nv http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:stevenpusser/xUbuntu_14.04/Release.key -O Release.key
sudo apt-key add - < Release.key
sudo apt-get update


5. Exit the root window.

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exit

Do not forget this step!!!

6. Download and install Pale Moon

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sudo apt-get upgrade

(Enter your password if prompted.)

7. Enter the command

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palemoon

To keep Pale Moon in your Launcher, right-click the Pale Moon icon that appears in the Launcher and select "Lock to Launcher".

Whenever a new version of Pale Moon is released, it's easy to upgrade.
1. Open a Terminal window using Ctrl-Alt-T
2. Issue this command:

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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

(The ampersand tells the system execute the first command, and then if successful, to execute the second.)

If you want to let the system do software upgrades automatically (in the GUI), go to System Settings » Software and Updates, and make the appropriate selection:
Software & Updates.png


Hope this helps!
Last edited by gracious1 on Wed May 03, 2017 5:54 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: How to install Pale Moon in Ubuntu 14.04 using the repository

Postby gracious1 » Wed May 03, 2017 5:51 am

Because I know someone will point this out, you do not need the "sudo"s in steps 3 and 4, but it doesn't hurt anything if you leave them in. :geek:
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